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Division of Student Affairs

We Change Lives

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to promote undergraduate and graduate student development through engagement in extracurricular activities and leadership development, experiential residence life programming, student support services, and civic responsibility. The Division of Student Affairs supports the University’s core value of student success and contributes to instilling within students a sense of ethical responsibility and civic engagement. Personnel in campus life, student union and activities, counseling and student health services and campus police, under the framework of student affairs, collaborate with key units in academic and administrative divisions and departments of the University to strengthen the culture of learning and improve the quality of co-curricular life on the campus.

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Dr. Chris Thomas

Welcome to your McNeese State University. As the vice president for student affairs, I am the chief student advocate for areas related to student life, resources, safety, and success.  My office directly oversees student health, accessibility services, student services, and university police.  All of these units work together to provide a welcoming, engaging, exciting, healthy, and safe campus environment and student experience.

Our dedicated staff are committed to enhancing our strong outside of the classroom experience and learning, which helps to elevate and expand your curriculum at McNeese to provide the best learning environment for you.

We believe we change lives at McNeese. Our distinguished professional staff and student leaders give exceptional support to our students while assisting in further developing their academic experience.

Because we believe in and are passionate about what we do in student affairs, do not be surprised to find one of us working with you and your family from the time you express interest in our beautiful campus, through your first and last semesters.  We are here to serve our students and help to make their journey to graduation a life-changing experience. Please feel free to reach out to me or any member of our team for assistance, advice, or for any reason at all!


Dr. Chris Thomas

Title: Vice President for Student Affairs
Office Phone: 475-5503
E-Mail: thomas@mcneese.edu
P.O. Box: BOX 92455
Location: BBC 407
Department: Student Affairs

Phyllis Prejean

Title: Administrative Assistant
Office Phone: 475-5503
E-Mail: pprejean@mcneese.edu
P.O. Box: BOX 92455
Location: BBC 407
Department: Students Affairs