Assistant Vice Chancellor
The units in Student Development pay particular attention to fostering academic success, creating and supporting an environment that is respectful of individual difference, and promoting excellence.
Dr. Suzanne (“Seppy”) Seplow is the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Development. The areas within Student Development provides programs and services designed to support students reach their full potential and achieve their life goals. The departments within Student Development that Suzanne oversees are: the Bruin Resource Center (BRC), Campus and Student Resilience, the Career Center, Center for Accessible Education (CAE), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), First Year Experience (FYE), Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) and Residential Life. Suzanne’s passion for developing inclusive communities that engage students in the fostering of their academic success, personal growth, leadership development, social responsibility and career aspirations is captured in each of the areas she has the privilege to work with in Student Development.
Originally from Newton, NJ, Suzanne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences/Biology with a concentration in Education from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She went on to receive her Master’s from Teachers College, Columbia University in Student Personnel Administration. After 9 years as a practitioner working at University of New Hampshire, Dickinson College and UCLA, Suzanne returned back to academia. In 2001, she earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA. Suzanne started at UCLA in 1995 and hasn’t left! She feels very fortunate to have grown her career here at UCLA. Seppy is a Bruin, through and through!
Suzanne also enjoys being in the classroom and has taught in the Fiat Lux, Honors and the Masters in Student Affairs (MSA) programs. She continues to teach Identity Development Theory for the MSA program and serves as a Faculty in Residence.
Family is everything to Suzanne. She is blessed with her partner Robin, for over 25 years, and their beautiful children, Tesfanesh and Elsae. Suzanne enjoys sports (now watching more than playing!), card games, and family adventures.