Posed portrait of Dr. D'Andra Mull, UF's new vice president of student affairs.

D'Andra Mull will start as the University of Florida's Vice President of Student Affairs in January 2020. Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University. 

D’Andra Mull, associate vice president for student life and dean of students at The Ohio State University, has been named the new vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida.

She starts Jan. 13, 2020.

Mull has served as associate vice president for student life and dean of students at Ohio State since 2017, and before that was assistant vice president for student life from 2012 to 2017.

In her role at UF, Mull will lead in creating a comfortable and healthy student environment that enables students to achieve success.

“Student experience is critical to how I center my career,” she said. “It’s in my personal values to enable student success.”

Mull said she draws inspiration for her long service in student life from her undergraduate mentors at Kent State University. She said they showed her how educators can be agents of change in students’ lives and helped her bring what she learned in her classes into daily practice.

After her time at Kent State, she earned a Master of Arts degree in adult and lifelong higher education from Michigan State University and continued on to earn a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership.

“Dr. Mull is an experienced and proven student affairs leader who has a strong track record of helping students embrace and benefit from college life while succeeding academically and preparing for their careers, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the University of Florida,” said UF President Kent Fuchs.

Emily Cardinali October 17, 2019