Student Inclusion, Involvement & Leadership Professional Staff


2014-2015 Staff photo

Jerry Parker, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Students
Student Life
(515) 271-2835


2014-2015 Staff Photos

Tony Tyler, M.Ed.
Director, Student Engagement, Equity & Inclusion
Advocating for diversity, equity & inclusion in Student Life
(515) 271-3677


Photos of staff from 2014-2015
Meghan (Blancas) Baeza, M.Ed.
Director of Student Leadership Programs
Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute, Student Senate
(515) 271- 4117



Kerry Jordan, M.A.
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Chapters
(515) 271-2078


‌‌2014-2015 Staff Photo

Marina Verlengia, M.B.A., M.S.B.M.
Director of New Student Programs
Orientation & Welcome Weekend Director 
(515) 271-4043


Kodee Wright, M.S.
Coordinator of Student Activities and Organizations
Student Activities Board (SAB)
(515) 271-4078


2014-2015 Staff photo

Gloria Lawless
Office Manager, Student Life Center
(515) 271-3711



University News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.