Division of Student Affairs

Meet Your Student Affairs Team

Dr. Phillip "Flapp" Cockrell

 Phillip "Flapp" Cockrell, Ph.D.
 Division of Student Affairs
 o: University Hall 3630
 p: 419.530.7963

The Vice President for Student Affairs provides leadership to enhance campus climate, delivery of programming, and diversity as well as definition and organization to the services and programs related to student services and student centered learning at the University of Toledo. The Vice President reports directly to the President, and serves as the senior Student Affairs Officer.

  Kathy Wilson/ Kathy BeslkiKathy Wilson  
 Business Management

  oUniversity Hall 3630C
  e: katherine.bielski@utoledo.edu
  p: 419.530.4786

As Senior Business Manager for the Division of Student Affairs, Kathy is responsible for fiscal and human resources management for all units within the division. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Toledo. In her spare time, you will find Kathy in either Savage Arena or the Glass Bowl (depending on season) rooting for the Rockets. Go Midnight Blue

Sammy SpannSammy J. Spann, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
o: Student Union 2511
e: sammy.spann@utoledo.edu
p: 419.530.8852

Dr. Sammy Spann serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. His focus is on building a culture of student centeredness by being responsive to student’s needs and utilizing feedback to facilitate improvement and student satisfaction. 


ValerieValerie S. Walston 
Office of Residence Life
oOttawa West 1020
e: Valerie.simmonswalston@utoledo.edu
p: 419.530.8407

As the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of Residence Life, Valerie provides leadership and oversight to the Division of Student Affairs with primary responsibility for the administration of the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Student Recreational Services, and Student Union facilities. 

Dr. Soliz

Michele Soliz, Ph.D. 
Office of Multicultural Student Success 
oStudent Union 2500 
e: Michele.Martinez@utoledo.edu 
p: 419.530.2261 

As the Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention, Dr. Soliz focuses on strategic retention initiatives across the division and works closely with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to this role, Dr. Soliz leads the Office of Multicultural Student Success. 

Last Updated: 6/5/18