Beate Brunow has been named director of Student Affairs academic partnerships and initiatives at the University of Georgia. Currently, Brunow is a tenured assistant professor of German at Wofford College and serves as coordinator for the German Program and Gender Studies Program, as well as interim dean of the Center for Innovation and Learning.
Brunow will lead efforts to create seamless partnerships and integrated curricular and co-curricular learning experiences for UGA’s students. She will report to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Michele Howard and serve as a member of the leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs.
“UGA Student Affairs is uniquely positioned and ideally suited to support academic programs,” said Victor K. Wilson, vice president for student affairs. “With Dr. Brunow’s leadership, I look forward to making great strides in campus collaboration to providing the best learning environment for our students.”
Brunow’s appointment is effective Jan. 1. In this role, she will provide consultation and support Student Affairs in the creation and enhancement of academic partnerships. She will work to create educational experiences connecting academic courses, clubs and organizations, instructional initiatives, civic engagement and other experiences, as well as advance Student Affairs as a principal laboratory for research and experiential learning opportunities.
Brunow will also lead a selection of Student Affairs’ innovative academic initiatives. She will establish the Student Affairs Research Collective aimed to support Student Affairs employees who seek to research, prepare and submit manuscripts for publication. She will also establish the Student Affairs Faculty Fellows program, facilitate the Student Affairs Academic Advisory Board, and administer the Student Affairs Faculty Research Grant, which supports research partnerships between faculty and Student Affairs programs and services.