Students say vice chancellor for Student Affairs worked hard for them
Ron Stump will leave a student-oriented legacy behind him that stretches beyond the 39 departments he oversaw when he leaves his post.
Stump has spent the last twelve years working for students at CU, nine of them as vice chancellor of Student Affairs.
“He was really a staunch supporter of student autonomy,” said university tri-executive Hadley Brown, a senior English major.
University tri-executive Sara Davine, a senior International Affairs major, said Stump would fight for what students wanted.
“I hope they find someone with the same passion and conviction as him,” Davine said.
As vice chancellor, Stump oversaw the 39 divisions of Student Affairs. His job was to make the Office of Student Affairs work like a well-oiled machine.
“He organized the division into an effective unit,” university spokesman Bronson Hilliard said.
Stump’s colleagues respect the work he has done in the department.
“He’s validated a work style that’s service-oriented,” said Susan Villalobos-Boehm, assistant to the vice chancellor.
Villalobos-Boehm described Stump as organized, considerate, compassionate, and a good listener.
“(He had) a heart to be an advocate for students,” Villalobos-Boehm said.
Stump said his time as vice chancellor of Student Affairs was very fulfilling and that he will remember the people more than any of his achievements.
“I appreciate his sincere desire to be in tune with what students want,” university tri-executive Charles Gilford III, a junior management major said. “His work spoke through all he was involved with.”
UCSU officials have several concerns in considering Stump’s replacement. Brown said they want to be active in the search for the new person.
“My biggest concern is that the position will be filled by someone who doesn’t care as much about student autonomy,” Brown said. “We want to be in on the decision.”
Hilliard said Stump will not be easy to replace.
“Whoever steps into that position will have big shoes to fill,” Hilliard said.
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