Dr. Shawnte’ Elbert to join Office of Student Life Team

December 21, 2020

The Ohio State University’s Office of Student Life announced that Dr. Shawnté Elbert has agreed to assume the role of Associate Vice President for Health and Well-being in the Office of Student Life, effective January 25, 2021.

Dr. Shawnté Elbert, currently the Associate Dean for Health and Wellness for Central Washington University, is an accomplished leader and student affairs administrator with a depth and breadth of experience in college student health and wellness, including harm reduction, prevention and risk management. Dr. Elbert has a strong background in policy review and development, health and wellness compliance and public health theory and practice. She is a skilled course and programmatic developer with significant experience in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. A strong advocate for historically marginalized and minoritized students, Dr. Elbert has vast expertise in the areas of public health administration and education, wellness, peer education and promotion and leadership development.

As the Associate Vice President for Health and Well-being, Dr. Elbert will support Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service, department of Recreational Sports, Student Health Services and Student Wellness Center.