Anne G. Flaherty has been appointed as Butler University’s new Dean of Student Life.

_BS_7725Flaherty most recently served as Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In this role, she managed the department of Medical Student Affairs, which included the Office of Student Financial Services, Student Records, Medical Service Learning, Student Development and Mentoring, Student Technology, Building Services/Microscopes, and Educational Support, Counseling, and Wellness.

She also assisted students with personal and academic difficulties, managed student-related crises, and oversaw initiatives to measure the effectiveness of various programs and services offered by Medical Student Affairs.

Flaherty has more than 18 years of student affairs experience in higher education. She served in various roles at the University of Kansas Medical Center, including Assistant Dean of Students and Registrar. She also served at Park University as the Director of Residence Life.

In addition to her work in student affairs, Flaherty served on 12 university committees during her tenure at the University of Kansas Medical Center and at Park University. She has presented on more than 22 occasions and won three Region IV-West awards from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education).

Flaherty earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa, a master’s in higher education administration with a concentration in student affairs administration from the University of Kansas, and a doctoral degree in higher education administration, with a minor in health policy and management, also from the University of Kansas.

She is a current member of NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Flaherty replaces Dean Irene Stevens, who retired in the spring after 15 years at Butler.


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