Catherine Seufferlein will conclude her service as York College Vice President for Student Life at the end of this spring semester. She has served in the Student Life office since 2011, including seven years as the chief officer. 

“It has been an honor to serve at York College,” Seufferlein said. “I remain grateful for the opportunity to return to the place which had such a transformative impact on me as a college student. My life and spiritual journey were set on a new trajectory because of my years as a YC student. The Institution and I have both grown in ways I could not have imagined eleven years ago and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to serve here. I have worked with many amazing students and colleagues and formed relationships that will last throughout my life.

Seufferlein, a 1985 YC grad, returned to York a little more than 10 years ago where she has been a central figure in student life, heading up all aspects of services for traditional undergraduate students at York College. She managed one of the school’s largest divisions which included residential life, student government, student activities, student discipline, Greek life, counseling services, Title IX compliance, and dining services. 

During the current school year, she has played a key role in opening the 12th Street Suites, a newly acquired residential facility with the capacity to accommodate 76 students. When fully operational, the 12th Street Suites will expand YC’s housing capacity to assure a greatly improved residential experience for every student.

President Sam Smith said, “Catherine has served York College extremely well, and she should be commended for her deep passion for students, their experience, and developing them as leaders. Her legacy at YC will be that of a woman of deep, tangible faith who tirelessly served our campus in one of the most difficult jobs found in higher education.”

Seufferlein’s tenure also included adapting to the special challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic which saw heightened needs within the student body and pressures on residential life personnel. 

Looking back on the past two years, President Smith reflected, “I'm not sure where we would be if it weren't for Catherine's leadership and diligence during the most difficult times of Covid.  She took on roles that no one could have foreseen and made certain our students were well cared for through peaks of the pandemic when there were a significant number in quarantine and isolation.”

The search for the next chief officer for student life is underway. Interested candidates may email their cover letter and resume to Find posting here