Since 2006, Dr. Weldy, from Peoria, Ill. originally, provided leadership support for 13 department heads within the Division of Student Affairs at Florida State. He remains student-centered in his focus and committed to collaboration as a means of creating a welcoming, supportive and challenging environment for all students.
From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Weldy served as associate vice chancellor for Academic Support and Student Life at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During his tenure, he provided guidance and leadership for the division of all strategic planning and major assessments. He also led university efforts to address various issues related to students, such as college student binge drinking and campus-community relations.
Dr. Weldy spent nearly 10 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994 to 2004). In 2001, he was appointed assistant dean of students and adjunct assistant professor at the UIUC College of Education, following prior service as an admissions coordinator, graduate research and teaching assistant and fundraising coordinator.
From 1991 to 1994, Dr. Weldy was director of Minority Affairs and Student Support Services at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., where he served also as a minority recruitment officer.
Dr. Weldy began his professional career in 1989 as director of housing and residence life at Eureka College, where he was also an adjunct assistant professor and minority recruitment officer.
Education: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in art from Eureka; Master of Science (M.S.) degree in history at Illinois State University in Normal; Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in higher education administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.