Roberts appointed executive director of Washington, D.C.-based American College Personnel Association

In addition Roberts will serve on the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, representing the views and opinions of student affairs colleagues and influencing policies affecting higher education.

Roberts has served with distinction as vice president for student affairs at St. Thomas since 1993. Under his leadership the Division of Student Affairs:

  • Enhanced and expanded services to a more-diverse student body, including commuter and transfer students, students with children, students with physical disabilities and students from other faith traditions

  • Developed a nationally accredited Child Development Center, one of only 8 percent in the nation that is accredited and one of the very few located at a Catholic university

  • Established a student affairs office on the Minneapolis campus

  • Enabled student participation on several committees of the board of trustees

  • Increased on-campus student housing by 21 percent, with the addition of the Morrison Hall student apartment complex

  • Expanded the number of full-time coaching positions

  • Elevated women’s hockey from club status to an intercollegiate sport

  • Created a wellness and alcohol education center

  • Created a University Lecture Series with student, faculty and staff participation

  • Supported the “internationalization” of the campus, with special emphasis on opportunities for students in West Africa

  • Contributed to the development of an extensive St. Paul campus master plan

  • Enhanced ongoing relationships between academic and student affairs.

Prior to serving at the University of St. Thomas, Roberts served as assistant vice president for student affairs and director of student life for 12 years at Central Missouri State University and for five years at the College of New Jersey. He is a past president of ACPA and the Missouri College Personnel Association and has been an active member of these associations for over 25 years. Roberts served as president of the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation, and as co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Committee of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and ACPA on Consolidation. He is currently on the board of directors of the Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities and the board of directors of the St. Thomas Employee Federal Credit Union.

Roberts holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington, and an Ed.S. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with doctoral studies at the University of Missouri and University of Minnesota. He also holds a certificate in educational management from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

Please join me in congratulating Greg on attaining this prestigious appointment. Although we’ll miss his fine colleagueship at UST, we wish him the very best in this significant career advancement.