Naifeh named Cameron University Dean of Students

Zeak Naifeh, currently Director of Campus Life at Cameron University, has been selected as the university’s Dean of Students. The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents approved Naifeh’s appointment earlier today.  Naifeh will assume his role as Dean effective January 2, 2015.

photo of Zeak Naifeh“Zeak Naifeh has played a significant role in ensuring that Cameron students enjoy a complete collegiate experience,” says Cameron President John McArthur. “An extensive national search for the Dean of Students resulted in a tremendous response for the opening. After consideration of several qualified applicants, Zeak Naifeh was selected for the position. In his expanded role at Cameron University, he will continue to be a tremendous asset for our students as well as the community.”

In his new role, Naifeh will be responsible for administration and leadership of the Office of Student Services. The Dean of Students will work collaboratively and creatively with other university leaders to maintain and improve a living and learning environment conducive to student success. Areas of oversight will include campus housing, student activities, student government, student organizations, judicial affairs related to student conduct, student development, disability services, the Aggie Rec Center and the Student Wellness Center.

Naifeh joined the Cameron staff in June 2006 as Director of Student Activities. In February 2012, his responsibilities were broadened to include oversight of the Aggie Rec Center and the McMahon Centennial Complex, and he was promoted to Director of Campus Life. He earned a Bachelor of Accounting from East Central University in 2004 and a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Arkansas in 2006. Naifeh is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Oklahoma State University. In 2009, he received the university’s College Experience of Choice Award.

He is a member of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), serving that organization as a regional board member and as the Conference Logistics Coordinator of NACA’s 2010 Central Conference. In 2011, he was honored with NACA’s Markley Award.


December 4, 2014