UW-Green Bay welcomes Sims-Aubert as new Residence Life director

Gail Sims-Aubert, a student housing professional with 20 years of experience and currently associate director of residence life at the University of Nebraska Kearney, will begin her duties Oct. 14 as UW-Green Bay’s new director of residence life. Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill announced the appointment Monday to conclude a national search. At Kearney, Sims-Aubert helped shape the residence life program at an institution similar to UW-Green Bay in total enrollment, campus housing capacity and mission (emphasizing early student involvement and excellence in undergraduate learning). Prior to her promotion to associate director in 2012, she served seven years as assistant director for staffing and program development. Before that, she was an area coordinator for Kearney and a hall director for Missouri State University. She is past president of the Upper Midwest section of the Association for College and University Housing Officers, and has written or presented on issues of civic engagement, emergency response and workplace dynamics. Sims-Aubert studied public relations in earning her bachelor’s degree and followed up with a master’s in education – speech communication, both from UN Kearney, where she was also an adjunct faculty member in speech and communication. She succeeds Glenn Gray, who departed this summer after 12 years to accept the executive director job at the University of Northern Iowa.