There is probably no office more important to students living on a college campus than the housing and student life department. Students proved this point by voting Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of Housing & Student Life Marcella Snyder as their choice for the 2014 Staff of the Year honor.

Marcella Snyder accepts her award from Student Government Officer Jeffrey Tice.

Marcella Snyder accepts her award from Student Government Officer Jeffrey Tice.

“I’m honored to be selected by the students for this distinction and thank them for their faith in me and my team. We work daily to provide the Hilltop campus and its students with a pleasant, comfortable and safe environment for their academic work and try to make student life the best it can be,” said Snyder, who received the official plaque and news at the Spring Honors Convocation in May.

Her award was presented by Student Government Vice President for 2013-2014,  Jeffrey Tice, of Chester, W.Va.

Snyder’s been an administrator at WLU since 2004.

In her position with WLU, she is responsible for oversight of all areas of Housing & Student Life, Summer Orientation and Topperfest, Summer Conferences, Judicial Affairs and the Annual Security Report for Clery Act Compliance.

Prior to her employment at WLU, she was resident director at Concord University and before than a graduate assistant at West Virginia Wesleyan.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and Computer Information Science degree in 2000 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2003, both from West Virginia Wesleyan. She is from Buckhannon, W.Va.

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