Rob Wild replaces Justin Carroll as dean of students, Tamara King named associate vice chancellor for student support and wellness
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori White announced that Rob Wild, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of the First Year Center, will be replacing Justin Carroll as dean of students, Friday.
In addition to his new role as dean of students, Wild has been named associate vice chancellor for student transition and engagement. His appointment comes nearly six months after Carroll was indicted on child pornography charges on Jan. 30. Carroll has since pleaded not guilty to the charges, and evidentiary hearings were held on April 30 to determine whether or not his case will be brought to trial. In the interim, Karen Coburn had been serving as dean of students.
Wild has worked in nearly all aspects of student life at Washington University. His current responsibilities —which will continue in his new role—involve overseeing Student Conduct and Community Standards, Campus Life, Residential Life and the First Year Center.
In addition to Wild’s appointment, Tamara King was named associate vice chancellor for student support and wellness. King, who currently serves as associate dean of students and director of student conduct, will oversee the Habif Health and Wellness Center, the Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Center, and WashU Cares in her new position.
In an interview with The Source, White describes King and Wild as having “broad and deep experiences at Wash.U. and an unwavering commitment to the well-being and success of our students.”
Wild and King will both begin their new roles on Aug.1.