Dr. C. Arthur Sandeen Endowment for Student Affairs

Fund Purpose
Support development and enhancement of student programs, activities, and Leadership 2000 Program.

This fund was established in 1999 in honor of C. Arthur Sandeen, to support the development and enhancement of student programs and activities in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida.

Sandeen earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and psychology in 1960 from Miami University in Ohio and a master’s degree in college student personnel administration in 1962 and doctoral degree in administration and higher education 1965, both from Michigan State University. In 1982, he was a Fulbright Scholar in West Germany and in 1984, completed the Institute for Educational Management program at Harvard University.

Sandeen served as a head resident adviser and coordinator of freshmen orientation at Michigan State University from 1962-65 and as Associate Director of Residence Hall Programs from 1965-67. From 1967-73, he served as Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Higher Education at Iowa State.

In 1973, Sandeen was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Florida and served in this position until August 1, 1999. He served as Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of the graduate program in student personnel in higher education from 1999-2004. He retired from UF on December 31, 2004.

Sandeen is a co-author of the book Critical Issues in Student Affairs: Challenges and Opportunities, as well as the author of five other books, including The Chief Student Affairs Officer: Leader, Manager, Mediator, Educator and Improving Leadership in Student Affairs Administration. He has also served as a student affairs consultant in more than 30 countries.

Sandeen and his wife, Sue, have two children, Anne and Sara, who earned a master’s degree in English Education from UF in 1990.

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