Office of the Vice President

From the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Sawyer

Dr. Michael D. Young
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Michael D. Young
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Whether you are a returning Seawolf Family member, new to our Noma Nation, or considering Sonoma State as the next step on your academic journey, we are excited to welcome you! From the time you prepare to join us on campus until you cross the stage at commencement and beyond, our staff guide you, support you, listen to you, partner with you, empower you and encourage you to achieve success that transcends the classroom. We live by the guiding principles in our Seawolf Commitment: Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Responsibility, while striving to center diversity, equity and inclusion in all components of our Seawolf Community. 

Your success is paramount even as we navigate the many challenges with COVID-19 and our rapidly changing world. As we repopulate our campus this semester we have much cause for optimism. We hope you lean into our Student Affairs programs and services which are designed for you – to help build community, wellness, mentorship, fun, personal expression, and a sense of belonging. The University’s strategic priorities, student success, academic excellence and innovation, leadership cultivation, and transformative impact are woven through our student offerings.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is infused throughout our division’s vision, the services we provide, and the programs we offer.  Everyone – all students, staff and faculty – are welcome and belong in our Noma Nation. We believe that inclusivity and social justice require persistence and perseverance to ensure that members from all identities, backgrounds, abilities, and belief systems have access, acknowledgement, opportunities, and a voice to participate at all levels within the university.  We encourage you to watch us “walk the talk” and provide feedback!

The Sonoma State of Mind is with you everywhere; no matter where you are or where you go, the moment you become a Seawolf, you will always be a Seawolf!

Sincerely,

~ Dr. Michael D. Young Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs