Office of the Dean - Jasper Campus
Meet the Dean
Welcome to the Vincennes University Jasper (VUJ) campus!
In 1958, a concerted group of citizens recognized the need for higher education and training in Dubois County and throughout the region. They formed the Committee on Higher Education and Related Events (COHERE). The vision of COHERE convinced Vincennes University in the Fall of 1970 to open a Center in Jasper, Indiana. Twenty full-time students enrolled that first semester in classes held in various buildings around the Jasper square. Four years later VUJ opened its campus with one building (current administration building) at 850 College Avenue.
Today, the VUJ campus sits on approximately 140-acres of rolling hills, grasslands, and forestry. The campus includes five buildings: Jasper Campus Classroom Building, Habig Library/ Learning Center, Administration Building, Ruxer Student Center, the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing, and is also home to the Jasper Arts Center. As of the Fall 2017 semester, we serve approximately 500 students in over 25 programs of study.
We believe that Vincennes University Jasper is the perfect fit for you to achieve lifelong success through our hands-on approach. You won't find an auditorium or forum classroom on-campus. All of our classes are in a traditional classroom space giving you the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion. With all the help and resources available to you--it's hard NOT to be successful at VUJ!
VUJ has done our part to make sure that our nursing programs, technology programs, and all our occupational program options are aligned with industry needs to ensure you are set-up for success after completing your degree. Local employers serve on VUJ advisory boards providing feedback and direction making sure that our courses are current and relevant. For those looking to transfer to another school, you can have the peace-of-mind that as a state of Indiana supported institution, our courses are designed to ensure transferability and to provide you a smooth transition toward your next steps. Getting your start at VUJ is not only a benefit to you academically, but it will also save you considerable money as one of the most affordable college options in Indiana!
There are so many benefits and great things about attending VUJ--but we think the best thing about this campus is YOU! Our students make us who we are, and we hope you will choose to join the VUJ family. Congratulations on making the decision to pursue higher education. The degrees, certificates, and credentials you earn will be something that goes with you for the rest of your life, opening doors and creating opportunities for you in a scalable and cumulative way.
Please let me know how I can help you achieve your goals--All the best,
Assistant Vice President and Dean
Vincennes University Jasper
Your next step to get started at Vincennes University Jasper is to apply for admission. You can also find a ton of resources on our website about how to pay for college. We have an incredible network of alumni who are cheering for you and donating their money to help make completing your degree easier. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid here.