Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services, Northwestern University
Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


Julie Payne-Kirchmeier joined Northwestern in January 2012 as the Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services. She was promoted to Associate Vice President in December 2014. She oversees residential services, dining, Norris Student Center, Student Affairs Information Technology and SafeRide. Before coming to Northwestern, Payne-Kirchmeier served as the Director of University Housing and Assistant Provost for the University College at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior to assuming the position at SIU-Carbondale, she served for as the Director of Residence Life at the University of Southern Indiana and the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Lamar University. Payne-Kirchmeier co-chairs NASPA’s Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community.



Year Degree Institution
2009 PhD, Educational Leadership, Administration and Foundations Indiana State University
1996 MEd, Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education Texas A&M University
1994 BS, Genetics Texas A&M University

Research Interests

  • Student affairs



MS_HE 462

The College Student This course explores the characteristics of today’s college students and reviews the literature on student development theory, which describes the developmental challenges (e.g., cognitive, psychosocial and identity) facing college students and how students change while in college. A secondary focus is the influence of multiple identities on student development. Opportunities are provided to apply theory to practice.

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