Liz Rembold

Briar Cliff Promotes Rembold to Associate Provost of Student Success and Student Life

October 12, 2022

Briar Cliff University promotes Liz Rembold to Associate Provost of Student Success and Student life. Rembold joined Briar Cliff in 2014 and has served as chair of the School of Adult and Continuing studies, along with being the current director, chair, and associate professor for the Social Work program.


“We are excited to welcome Liz to her new and enhanced role as Associate Provost of Student Services and Student Life,” says Dr. Todd Knealing, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “Liz has been essential in the growth and development of our students, empowering them to achieve their goals. She will continue to provide intentional support services to improve retention, graduation, and persistence as well as strategic leadership of student life at Briar Cliff University”


In her new role, Rembold will oversee Campus Ministry, the Compass, Personal and Professional Development, Student Counseling Services, TRiO Student Support Services, and other student support service needs. She has been a valuable contributor and leader for various events, recruitment strategies, and advising. She was honored as Briar Cliff’s Distinguished Faculty in 2016.


She will continue to serve as Associate Professor of Social Work through the remainder of the fall term. With the transition, Margarite Reinert has been promoted to the director and chair of the Social Work Department, and Melanie Berte-Hickey to the director of fieldwork.


Rembold holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Dakota and a Master of Social Work from the University of Iowa. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) through the Iowa Board of Social Workers, a Licensed Certified Social Worker Eligible for Private Independent Practice (CSW-PIP) through the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Council of Social Work Education, and National Indian Child Welfare Association. 

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