Shepherd, Paul

Paul Shepherd

Director of Student Involvement



M.S. in Education: College Student Development and Administration, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

B.S. in Organizational Communication and Human Resource Management, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Professional Involvement: 

  • American College Personnel Association – College Student Educators International 
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Wisconsin College Personnel Association (Past President)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • National Leadership Symposium
  • National Association of Campus Activities
  • National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
  • Association of College Unions-International

Professional Role:

As the Director of Student Involvement, Paul is responsible for the overall student engagement mission of the Office of Student Involvement. Paul works directly with professional staff within Student Involvement and the Division of Student Affairs to implement educationally purposeful student engagement experiences designed to foster student learning, development and success.

Professional Interests:

  • Leadership Development
  • Diversity and Social Justice education
  • Student organization advising
  • Implementing a learning outcomes approach in the co-curriculum
  • Learning outcomes based assessment

About Me:

Paul grew up and has spent his entire educational and professional career in the state of Wisconsin. UW-River Falls is the fourth UW System institution Paul has either attended or served professionally. Paul has a passion for helping students articulate what is gained through a wide variety of student engagement experiences available in higher education. Paul believes learning happens throughout the college experience and is dedicated to working with students and staff to create educationally purposeful experiences outside of the classroom.