Vice President for Student Affairs / Dean of Students
Dr. Tijuana Julian is currently the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. She is also Professor of Music, and was the Chair of the Music Department for six years. During her tenure as chair, she implemented a feasibility study that resulted in the addition of Drury’s very successful Music Therapy Program. She also wrote the first self-study document that was submitted to the National Association of Schools of Music that led to accreditation of the department by that organization. As a teacher and conductor, she led the jazz program that hosted the annual Jazz Festival each spring, and summer Jazz Camp, which attracted nationally-know jazz artists that served as instructors for the week-long camp.
She was the recipient of the Burlington Northern Award for Faculty Achievement, and the Drury Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award. After transitioning to the Student Affairs Division, she has become active in the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) organization, and the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA). She also serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and has received training as a Title IX investigator and administrator through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), ASCA, and Husch-Blackwell. Her administrative experience in both academic affairs and student affairs provides a unique perspective of the total student experience, and reinforces her belief in the importance of educating the whole person. .