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Dr. Shai Butler

Vice President for Student Development & Chief Diversity Officer

A Message from the Vice President

Welcome to The College of Saint Rose Division for Student Development’s Official Webpage. My name is Dr. Shai L. Butler and I am the Vice President for Student Development & Chief Diversity Officer for the College. It is my distinct pleasure to greet you and invite you to explore our site and our campus, to learn all about student life, support, clubs, activities, and resources. There are many amazing faculty and staff here at the College who are dedicated to your success and ensuring that you have a positive experience as you learn. Take advantage of all we have to offer and you will not regret your decision to choose The College of Saint Rose as your new HOME, as you step into your destiny and your amazingly bright future, one course at a time.

Look for me on campus and say “Hey, Dr. Shai” and I will be happy to respond back with a smile, a hug, a high five, or a word of encouragement. There’s also an amazing community of employees within Student Development that are here to cheer you onward and upward. Lastly, this is your life, your choice, your experience, your success, and most importantly, your HOME, so go ahead and Maximize Each Moment!  ~Dr. Shai


Student Success

The primary responsibility of Student Success is to support progress toward earning a degree in a manner that educates the whole individual by providing opportunities to apply what is learned both inside and outside of the classroom toward the intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual development of all students.

Student Activities

You can’t study all the time. Saint Rose has more than 40 energetic clubs and organizations to catch your interest and expand your network of friends.

Housing, Dining, & Commuting

Eat brick-oven pizza. Grab a Starbucks. Live amid the beauty of campus. Saint Rose is not just a college. It’s a community. More than that, it’s your home. We’ve devoted ourselves to making it feel that way.

Leadership Opportunities

Your time at Saint Rose is ideal for developing your leadership skills, and we help you by providing a number of opportunities to lead.

Career Center

Creative. Energetic. Determined. Employers seek out traits like these as they look for emerging leaders.

Diversity & Inclusion

Every community becomes more vibrant, creative, and energetic when its members bring a diversity of views and experiences to its common life.

Supportive Resources

Sometimes in life, problems arise that make you question if you can complete a goal. We get that. Every now and then, we can all use some help. We are here to help. There are several options for temporary assistance, all developed to remind you that, YOU can make it and we can help.

Health, Counseling, & Wellness

Physical and mental wellness plays a critical role in the success of students. The College of Saint Rose recognizes the importance of providing support, when needed, through our Counseling Services and Health Center.


The Department of Safety and Security supports the mission of the College by providing professional services that ensure a safe campus environment which fosters the educational and learning process for all constituencies of the College community.

The Safety and Security Headquarters is located at 340 Western Avenue, on the corner of Western Avenue and Partridge Street. The headquarters is open 24 hours/7 days week.

Contact Information

  • 518.454.5187 – Non-Emergency Line
  • 911 – Emergency Line (from campus phones only)
  • Emergency Blue Light boxes located around the campus
  • Press “Security” button on any campus phone
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Student Development

Events & Athletics Center
First floor
420 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203