About Us

Telling Our Stories: Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs reaches broadly across the campus of Bowling Green State University. Who is working in the various departments throughout the Division? Some of us work hands-on with students each day, while some may work behind-the-scenes to keep student life on this campus thriving.

Telling Our Stories is a way to highlight some of the individuals working each and every day for the students at this University. Featured below are just a few of the stories that this campus holds.

Dr. Sidney R. Childs

Dr. Sidney R. Childs is currently serving as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. For more information about the Division of Student Affairs, feel free to explore the information available on this website.

Jaye Baum-Gangwer

Jaye Baum-Gangwer is the Senior Budget Coordinator for the Office of Campus Activities. For more information about this office, please visit http://www.bgsu.edu/campus-activities.html

Patricia Helyer

Patricia Helyer serves as a Student Assistance and Advocacy Specialist at the Counseling Center and Disability Services. For more information about the Counseling Center, please visit www.bgsu.edu/counseling-center.html, and for more information about Disability Services, please visit www.bgsu.edu/disability-services.html.

Karyn Smith

Karyn Smith serves as the Health Educator in the department of Recreation and Wellness. For more information about this area, please visit http://www.bgsu.edu/recwell.html

Tobias Spears

Tobias Spears serves as the Assistant Director for Access, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, and the Senior Coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center. For more information about the LGBT Resource Center, please visit www.bgsu.edu/multicultural-affairs/lgbt-resource-center.html.

Student Affairs Vision Statement

Developing intentional learners, engaged citizens, and social change leaders.

Student Affairs Mission Statement

The Division of Student Affairs advances the mission of Bowling Green State University by promoting student learning and personal growth, and developing communities that value all members. We collaborate across the university to implement innovative and student-centered programs, practices, and services to support student success.