Dr. Bruce Skinner
Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Director of Residence Life
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Dr. Bruce Skinner joined the University in 2000 and has served as the Director of Residence Life since 2006 and Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Director of Residence Life since 2013. As Assistant Vice President Skinner supervises several auxiliary services at Southeast, including the Office of Residence Life, Recreation Services and the University Center, and he serves as the contract administrator for the University's Campus Health Clinic contract with SoutheastHEALTH and dining services contract with Chartwells Educational Dining Services. In his role as Director of Residence Life, Skinner is responsible for setting direction and policy for on-campus housing, supervising the Residence Life Staff, coordinating vending services and central office operations, working closely with Chartwells Dining Services, and working with students and other University staff members to administer policies and operational procedures for the Office of Residence Life.
Skinner is a Southeast Missouri State University graduate, earning his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Southeast. Skinner completed his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a research focus on public funding of higher education.
In addition to serving as Director of Residence Life, Skinner is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion where he teaches courses on American government. In 2012 Skinner earned NACAS Auxiliary Services Certification, through the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS).
Skinner is married to a Southeast Missouri State University alumnus, who he met in the residence halls as an undergraduate, and is the father of two daughters. Outside of the office, Skinner is an avid cyclist and enjoys working in the community through various organizations including Rotary International, the Cape Go Green Council, and serving as an Advisor for the Delta Chi Fraternity.