Center for Student Opportunity

Karl Rishe

Karl Rishe serves as vice president for student affairs. He oversees a broad administrative portfolio that includes residence life, counseling and wellness, health services, chaplain’s office, student and Greek activities, student organizations, discipline, diversity and inclusion, intramural sports and the recreation center. He joined Alma’s leadership team in August 2017 after serving as dean of students at Notre Dame College and holding positions of increasing responsibility at Case Western University, Grand Valley State University and Ashland University. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Saginaw Valley State University, a Master of Arts in higher education administration from the University of Akron, a Master of Science in communication from Grand Valley State University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Akron.


Vice President for Student Affairs

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