February 6, 2014
Lisa Erwin | Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students| Student Life | 218 726-8501 | email@example.com
Lori Melton | Communication Associate | External Affairs | 218 726-8830 | firstname.lastname@example.org
UMD Announces New Director of Housing
DULUTH, MN – The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has selected Jeremy Leiferman as the new director of Housing and Residence Life. His first day on campus was Monday, Feb. 3.
"I am excited that Jeremy has joined our Student Life team and look forward to his leadership for our Housing and Residence Life department. His student-centered approach and commitment to student learning makes him a great fit for UMD," said Lisa Erwin, vice chancellor for Student Life and dean of students.
Before joining the Student Life team at UMD, Leiferman was senior director of Community Living at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. He held a number of other leadership positions at Brandeis and was also formerly a staff member at Minnesota State University - Mankato (MSUM). At Mankato, he worked as an assistant complex director as well as a Program Intern in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center.
Leiferman holds a B.S. in Environmental Design from North Dakota State University, and a M.S. in Counseling and Student Personnel (emphasis in College Student Affairs), from MSUM. He brings with him a commitment to professional development demonstrated through his service and leadership in several professional associations.
"I'm excited to be joining the already strong and talented Housing & Residence Life team at UMD. From the moment I set foot on the UMD campus, I was able to feel the importance of the residential experience for students here. The future holds great opportunity to deepen that residential experience for students through continued partnerships with others at the University and exploration of new innovations and initiatives within the housing & residence life field," said Leiferman.