Desiree Nownes

Desiree Nownes, MS
Senior Director, Community Standards and Wellbeing

Ms. Nownes develops divisional student policies and the Student Handbook, directing the operations of the student behavioral misconduct process for on and off-campus student cases. Ms. Nownes leads educational programming on assigned dimensions of wellness and assists in responding to students in need of intervention. She supports efforts to enhance student retention and success. With others, she serves as a University Responder on Call when offices are closed. Lastly, Ms. Nownes serves as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for the University and partners with the Office of Equity and Inclusion in all matters related to student incidents.

Ms. Nownes reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Student Development. Ms. Nownes holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Regis University and a Master’s of Science in Counseling degree from Creighton University and is expected to graduate with a Doctorate in Education from Creighton University in May 2021.