Jeremy Munson

Jeremy Munson

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Title IX Deputy Coordinator

B.A., Waynesburg University; M.A., Mansfield University

When a torn ACL ended his athletic career as a first-year college student, Jeremy joined the men’s basketball coaching staff at the request of the athletic director. The athletic director moved Jeremy to the women’s basketball team the following season to assist a newly hired head coach. The opportunity to coach during his college years fueled a passion for working in higher education.

After graduation, Jeremy spent a few years in his hometown of Pittsburgh working in a youth home. When he learned about an open position at a college in West Virginia for a drug and alcohol counselor, he thought this was the perfect opportunity to start a higher education career. Although he felt confident with his performance at the interview, he was shocked when offered the dean of students position. He accepted the offer but was disappointed he couldn’t return to coaching.

Through his coaching connections, he discovered a college transitioning from a two-year commuter school to a four-year residential school. He was named the assistant director of student affairs and started working alongside Dr. Bob Mikus, LVC’s vice president of student affairs and dean of students, and Dr. Sara Shupp, LVC’s associate dean of student affairs. Because Jeremy has worked with Bob and Sarah for many years and in a previous college environment, the office environment is one of respect, loyalty, and trust.

Having worked with college students since his undergraduate years, Jeremy knows what sets LVC students apart from their peers on other campuses. Students walk around campus engaged in activities with each other. There is a campus culture of courtesy and kindness. Although the campus and the larger Annville community are safe, Jeremy teaches the students to be aware of their surroundings. He tries to balance helping them understand the reality of the world and allowing them to feel safe.

As a Title IX deputy, Jeremy shows up for the students in the positive moments which he feels builds trust. Already an avid sports fan, he attends as many Flying Dutchmen sporting events as possible. Fostering those relationships during “good times” can help fix or prevent possible “bad times.”

Jeremy is optimistic, believing there is good to be found in everyone. He has a passion for rescuing dogs. His pup, Rocky, was a severely abused German Shepard Great Dane mix that Jeremy and his wife are giving a good home, a good life, and proper training to overcome his anxiety. Jeremy also enjoys spending time with his wife and is faithful to his hometown Pittsburgh teams.