Student Organization Programs assistant director position filled

Stephanie Jurva
Courtesy of Stephanie Jurva
Stephanie Jurva

Stephanie Jurva has been selected as the new assistant director of Student Organization Programs. Her position became effective August 8.

In this role, Jurva will help coordinate all student organizations and Greek life. She will also advise the Oakland University Student Congress, Student Activities Funding Board and Student Program Board.

Jurva said she applied for the position at the beginning of June and was selected after two interviews, one with the Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development (CSA) team and another with several student groups and campus partners.

“Stephanie’s past work experiences greatly contributed to why she was hired . . . The OU student leaders and community partners who interviewed her really liked her, professionally and personally,” said Jean Ann Miller, director of the CSA.

One of Jurva’s selling points was her experience with Greek life as a member of Alpha Xi Delta during her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and chapter adviser at Old Dominion University in Virginia.

For the past five years, Jurva was administrative coordinator of student services in the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Her duties included helping students apply for residency and coordinating M3 and M4 Prism courses, a program through which physicians mentor students.

Prior to working at OUWB, Jurva was an administrative assistant in emergency administration at Royal Oak Beaumont.

She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from MSU and a master’s degree in administration with a specialization in health services from Central Michigan University. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading and spending time with her nieces.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all the students,” Jurva said. “That’s the best part about being here is meeting all the students and seeing what I can do to help them grow and become professionals.”