Saint Martin’s University hires new director of campus life

May 11, 2010

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University has hired Ginny-Beth Joiner to be the new director of campus life. As director, Ms. Joiner will be responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of campus life programs which enhance the social, cultural, personal, and academic lives of students and meet the needs of a diverse university community. Among her responsibilities will be: serving as student government advisor, overseeing orientation programs, and organizing the annual Leadership Summit and other student-focused leadership initiatives across campus.

Most recently, Ms. Joiner was director of student life at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she oversaw over 60 student clubs and organizations. She also served as an adjunct faculty member in Education where she developed curricula and taught a Comparative International Education Systems field study course. In addition, she worked with academic departments to develop an Office of Civil Engagement and participated in a university-wide Diversity Dialogues program. She has experience in creating and overseeing new student orientation programs and campus activities as well as parent-oriented programs. Ms. Joiner received her master’s of education (M.Ed.) with an emphasis on Student Personnel/Student Affairs Administration from the University of West Florida.

“We are delighted to have Ginny-Beth Joiner accept the position and join the Student Affairs team,” says Melanie Richardson, dean of students at Saint Martin’s University. “Ginny-Beth brings great experience and innovative ideas for continuing to enhance a vibrant campus life and to provide co-curricular learning opportunities for our students.”

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University