For Release: March 26, 2018
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University of Providence President Tony Aretz announced that Dr. Bob A. Pastoor has been named vice president of student affairs. He will begin his role on campus starting June 1, 2018.

Pastoor will be responsible for overseeing student affairs at the university. He will lead and provide oversight for student development, orientation, and the student experience.

“Hiring Bob for the vice president of student affairs is another step toward our growth and expansion over the coming decade,” says Aretz. “He comes to us as a highly experienced student affairs executive and we’re excited to see him grow our student experience.”

Pastoor comes to UP from University of Saint Francis in Indiana where he was the interim vice president of student affairs. He has also served as president of Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana, vice president for student life at Marietta College, vice president for student life at Carroll College, among other student affairs and leadership positions in Catholic higher education.

“I am excited to take on the role of vice president of student affairs at the University of Providence,” Pastoor says. “The university has ambitious vision and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to grow the student experience.”

The new vice president of student affairs holds a doctorate of education with a focus in educational leadership, higher education, and technology leadership from University of Montana, Missoula; a master of education in counseling from McDaniel College; and a bachelor of science in history education from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Pastoor’s experience benefits UP as it continues its strategic plan, which includes campus growth, athletic growth, and academic growth.

The University of Providence is a private Catholic university located in Great Falls, Montana. Founded in 1932, the university includes both a School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a School of Health Professions. For more information, go to