Medill Student Life director moves on to new role

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

The director of the Medill Office of Student Life announced to students Wednesday that she will be moving to a new role in the Northwestern Office of the Registrar after working at the journalism school for six years.

Keri Disch, who started the Office of Student Life in 2006, will leave Medill on Oct. 31. She has worked at Medill for the past eleven years.

“I have absolutely loved working with the students at Medill,” Disch said. “I’m really excited to see how the rest of the University works.”

For Disch, the most difficult part of moving to the new job will be leaving the students she advises. In creating Student Life at Medill, Disch developed a team advising model that sets Medill apart from other schools, said Dorina Rasmussen, associate director of student life.

Rasmussen will act as student life director until Medill decides the future of the office. She said she is not yet sure if the structure of the office will be changing, and until final decisions are made, she will be acting as both the director of student life and fulfilling her former duties as associate director. She said while she is balancing both roles, students can utilize the Medill website to find out who they should talk to for advising questions because she will have less time for one-on-one meetings with students.

“We’re hoping the transition will be smooth,” Rasmussen said.

— Cat Zakrzewski