Hoffman named vice president for student life

  • Erin Hoffman headshot
  • Erin Hoffman headshot

Erin Hoffman, PhD ('03) was recently named Nebraska Wesleyan's vice president for student life.

She will lead the university's student life areas including athletics, career services, student health and counseling, student engagement, and residential education. 

Hoffman spent the past 15 years in student life roles at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Since 2018, she has served as associate dean of students, acting as the deputy senior student affairs officer. In this role, she led student success and retention efforts, including initiatives focused on successful transitions for first-year, commuter, transfer and international students. Hoffman also served as divisional liaison to the Center for Academic Success for student success initiatives.

While at Lake Forest, Hoffman managed the cross-functional early alert program and behavioral intervention team which provides case management and crisis response for significant student behavioral, academic, emotional, personal, social engagement and financial aid concerns. Additionally, she managed international student services and led the Coalition Against Sexual Misconduct, a campus-wide committee of faculty, staff and students focused on education, training, prevention, and assessment.

Hoffman earned her Bachelor of Science in Business-Sociology from Nebraska Wesleyan. At NWU, she was active in Greek life, studied abroad and was a student worker. She earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver and a Doctor of Philosophy in Policy Studies in Urban Education from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Hoffman will begin her work at Nebraska Wesleyan in July.