Mount Pleasant, IA – December 17, 2021 — Eric Booth has been named Iowa Wesleyan University’s Dean of Students, effective immediately. Previously serving as the university’s Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life, Booth came to Iowa Wesleyan in July 2021 with over 20 years of experience in student development.
Booth grew up in Southeast Iowa and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He also earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Adult and Higher Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration in 2006.
Booth stated, “I am very excited to step into the Dean of Students role here at Iowa Wesleyan. Since the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew IW was a special university, and I am fortunate I get to serve our students in this new position.” Booth is already creating plans to improve the student experience at IW, including developing new communication plans regarding housing, parking, and dining on campus.
“We are excited to elevate Eric into this Dean of Students position,” said Chris Plunkett, President. “After a national search, he was the best fit for our community given his active engagement with students and his extensive experience in residential life, student activities, disability services, and student conduct. I am confident our students and community will benefit from his support and leadership.”
Booth added, “I want to thank President Plunkett for this great opportunity, and I look forward to working with our faculty and staff to continue to build a strong student experience.”
Iowa Wesleyan University – As Southeast Iowa’s regional comprehensive University, Iowa Wesleyan University is a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers.