Baldwin named assistant vice president for student health and wellness

Erin Baldwin, Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness/Director, Thielen Student Health Center

This position is responsible for developing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and wellbeing for a growing and diverse student population. »»»

Erin Baldwin, has been named assistant vice president (AVP) for student health and wellness. Baldwin has been serving as interim since October 2, 2017. She is currently the director of Thielen Student Health Center and will continue her role as director with her AVP appointment beginning on August 8. This position reports to the senior vice president for Student Affairs. As the AVP for student health and wellness, Baldwin is responsible for developing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and wellbeing for a growing and diverse student population. The position includes oversight of the Thielen Student Health Center, Student Counseling Services, Student Wellness Office and Recreation Services. 

“Student health and wellbeing are inextricably linked to student academic success, retention, and persistence to graduation,” said Baldwin. “I am honored to have the opportunity to support our students, health and wellness team, and campus partners, as we strive for a campus culture of holistic wellness.”

Before coming to Iowa State University, Erin Baldwin was chief operating officer for the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. Baldwin has senior leadership experience in provider-based clinics, pharmacy, lab, radiology, physical and occupational therapy, food and nutrition services, behavioral health services and public health. She earned a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care at the University of Kansas (2003) and master’s degrees in healthcare administration and public health from the University of Iowa (2006).

“As the director for the Thielen Student Health Center, Erin has transformed the center into a department that delivers high quality, holistic, and comprehensive care to our students, ” said senior vice president for Student Affairs Martino Harmon. “Throughout each challenge and each new role, I have been impressed with Erin’s professionalism, commitment to higher education, and her desire to help students succeed.” 

Baldwin also serves as interim director of Student Counseling Services (SCS). Former director, Joyce Davidson announced her move into the role of special projects director for the AVP for student health and wellness on June 11. Baldwin will continue to serve as interim director for SCS until a search can be completed.