SFA appoints new vice president of student affairs

SFA has named Dr. Brandon Frye the new vice president of student affairs. Frye will officially start on Feb. 4 and will lead the student affairs division, which includes student programs and services, including housing, student engagement, counseling and wellness. 

Dr. Frye comes to SFA with over 20 years of student affairs experience,” Dr. Scott Gordon, president of SFA, said.  “He will play an essential role in advancing SFA’s mission and supporting student engagement, health, wellness and retention.” 

Frye presently serves as associate vice president for academic engagement and student affairs at the University of West Florida. He also serves as dean of students and deputy Title IX coordinator. In 2019, he played an executive-level role in developing UWF’s Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs and also provided leadership for $2.1 million in construction and enhancement projects for the University Commons facility. 

Frye also provided leadership in developing and implementing the university’s COVID-19 response and return-to-campus plan for students. Additionally, he serves as an affiliate instructor for the Master of Education program in College Student Affairs Administration.   

I am excited about the opportunity to work with Dr. Frye,” Hollie Smith, assistant dean of student affairs, said. “His energy, professional experience and dedication to student success will benefit our campus community.” 

Frye will provide direct leadership for departments across campus that are designed to attract potential students, enhance student development, promote retention and enrich the educational experience for all students. 

“The Student Engagement staff and I are eager to work with Dr. Frye,” Lacey Folsom, director of student engagement, said. “He is bringing a wealth of knowledge to SFA, and we are excited to be part of any new initiatives that will help us better serve the SFA community.” 

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