A consultant for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is joining NIU as vice president for Student Affairs.
Clint-Michael Reneau, whose appointment is effective June 16, comes to DeKalb with two decades of work and innovation in higher education and secondary education at a diverse variety of institutional contexts.
In his current role since November, he has provided consultation and specialized services in diversity, equity and inclusion; strategy and transformation; leadership effectiveness; and institutional capacity.
“I am so pleased that Clint-Michael is joining the Huskie family. He brings with him a wealth of experience in student affairs and has a deep understanding of the student experience on a college campus,” says Beth Ingram, NIU executive vice president and provost.
“He is genuinely connected with our students, staff and faculty when he visited, and demonstrated a commitment to NIU’s mission, vision and values,” Ingram adds. “I know we can look forward to a great collaborator and partner as he takes on the role of the vice president of Student Affairs.”
Reneau earned his Ph.D. in Adult, Professional and Community Education from Texas State University.
He also holds an MSEd. in Guidance and Counseling with an emphasis on Student Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Mass Media Communication, both from Texas State.
Before joining AASCU, Reneau served from July 2017 to July 2021 as associate vice president for Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, where he was responsible for the promotion of a campus community that supported the personal, social, academic and career development of its diverse student body.
That included the creation of a formal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan for his division as well as providing a strategic vision for a range of student programs, including student health services; disability support; diversity initiatives and resource centers; tutoring and supplemental instruction; and athletic academic advising.
Working with colleagues across the institution, Reneau led the implementation of Graduation Initiative 2025, a CSU system-wide ambitious plan to boost graduation rates, eliminate equity gaps in degree completion and meet California’s workforce needs by creating new approaches to student success.
Prior to his time in Fullerton, he served as director of the Office of Disability Services and Title IX contempt at Texas State University, as acting director and Assistant Director of the Office of Student Conduct at Tulane University and as residence director and conduct hearing officer for the Department of Residential Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Reneau also worked in London as assistant principal, teacher and director for Student Development at Haydon High School/Sixth Form College.
In 2020, he was honored with the NASPA National Associate Vice President/Senior-Level Student Affairs Professional Award as well as the ACPA Men and Masculinities Coalition: Tracy L. Davis Outstanding Emerging Research Award.