E. Royster Harper

harper - exec offVice President for Student Life
6015 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-5132; FAX (734) 763-7320

As Vice President for Student Life, E. Royster Harper is the University of Michigan executive officer who leads a dynamic team dedicated to student learning and the development of the whole student in a diverse campus community. She is responsible for the collective services, programs and facilities that support all aspects of campus life, leadership and personal growth for more than 41,000 undergraduate and graduate students at U-M.

An alumna of the University of Michigan (B.A. and M.A.), and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Harper has served in her current role since 1999. Previously, she served as the Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, recognized for her passionate advocacy and support for the student community and for the success of the individual. In earlier positions, as Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Assistant to the Dean of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, she led efforts to facilitate better integration of student experiences inside and outside of the classroom and to improve the quality of student life.

She has been involved in a number of community activities, serving on the Ann Arbor Board of Education, the Board of Directors of the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum and the Executive Board of the Ann Arbor branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She has been actively involved in a number of professional associations and is on the board of several major organizations.