Melissa Stutz

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

UW Colleges

Dr. Melissa Stutz serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for the UW Colleges.  Her responsibilities include developing and managing all programs, activities, and operations within student affairs and enrollment management across the 13 campuses and UW Colleges Online. Including oversight of Accessibility Services, Adult Program and Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program, Athletics,  Behavior Intervention Teams, Financial Aid, Marketing & Communications, Registrar & Admissions, Student Conduct, Compliance & Residence Life, Student Governance Council, Student Mental Health Services, TRIO Student Success Services program, and Veteran Services, with strategic focus on building alliances between the offices and the academic community.

Stutz has an earned doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Prior to joining the UW Colleges, Stutz worked at Roosevelt University in various roles including the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs for the Schaumburg Campus and the Assistant Dean of the Heller College of Business. She also established and was the President of the McHenry County College Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

She served as the Director of the Columbia College of Missouri, Crystal Lake campus and taught Organizational Behavior at Columbia on campus and online for 12 terms.
Stutz served on the Board of Directors for Turning Point, the only domestic violence agency with a mission to confront violence against women and children in McHenry County, Illinois.

Stutz’s published dissertation title is:  Mentors Lead and Leaders Mentor: A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Mentoring on the Pathway to the Presidency of Minority Female Illinois Community College Presidents.