About the Interim Senior Vice President for Student Services
Gwendolyn Dungy, Ph.D.
An accomplished speaker, leader, and educator, Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy served as executive director of NASPA from 1995–2012. In her capacity as a national advocate for students and student affairs in higher education, she draws on more than 40 years of experience in higher education.
Dr. Dungy has served as a member of the board of directors of HEADS UP – A University Neighborhood Initiative in Washington, DC; the Association Mutual Health Insurance Company; the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Legal Advocacy Fund; the AAUW Educational Foundation; the Morris Shelter and the Morris Museum, and as a trustee of Berkeley College in NY and NJ and Gettysburg College. After several years, she is again serving as a trustee of Gettysburg College.
Dr. Dungy is the author of numerous articles in higher education books, journals, and magazines. Most recently, she co-edited Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs with Maggie Culp; Exceptional Senior Student Affairs Administrators’ Leadership: Strategies and Competencies for Success, along with Shannon Ellis; and a chapter in Diverse Millennials in College. She also initiated the oft-cited Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience and was a contributing author of Learning Reconsidered II: A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience. Currently, she is coediting a publication on increasing the persistence and completion of adult learners in colleges and universities
A licensed psychologist and a nationally certified professional counselor and career counselor, Dr. Dungy earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Eastern Illinois University, an M.A. degree from Drew University in New Jersey, and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. She also received honorary doctorate degrees from Gettysburg College, Berkeley College, Mitchell College and Eastern Illinois University.