Kate Zanger, EdS, MS
Educational Specialist (EdS) and Master’s degree (MS) in Counseling and Student Personnel Services, The State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, 1981.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Political Science, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York, 1978.
Clarke University has provided me the opportunity to serve as the chief student affairs officer for over 20 years. The students are respectful and open to learning from each other. Many face life challenges that they learn to overcome with the support of faculty, staff and their peers. My two favorite and most rewarding days are orientation and graduation.
Purpose – Mission of work
The Division of Student Life strives to provide learning opportunities, role models, services, and facilities that challenge and support students in reaching their fullest potential. In student life we help to create a positive campus environment where students can learn and be successful both in and outside the classroom.
My professional career has been in Catholic Higher Education. My first professional position was as the Assistant Dean of Students at The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York. After eight years, I moved to Washington, DC and was the Dean of Students at The Catholic University of America. After eight years I moved to Dubuque, Iowa to serve as the Vice President for Student Life at Clarke University.
Certifications and Memberships
Inclusive Dubuque – Clarke University network partner representative
I applied for each professional position through ads found in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Each of my three children were born on the first day of classes in a semester, one in January and two in August.