Theresa A. Powell, Ph.D.

Vice-President for Student Affairs

A highly respected career professional in higher education administration, Dr. Theresa A. Powell currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Temple University. She is the past-president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), where she has been honored as a Pillar of the Profession. In addition, she served as a Team Chair, Consultant Evaluator, and as a member of the Accreditation Review Council for The Higher Learning Commission (Commission of the North Central Association for Colleges and Schools) for the past eleven years.

Dr. Powell received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, her Master’s from Texas Christian University and her Doctoral degree from The Ohio State University. 
Before going to Western Michigan, where she also was a tenured professor, she served the Ohio Board of Regents as administrator and then as director of two-year campus programs.

She is the recipient of the 2000 Maude Stewart Award, given by the faculty of the higher education graduate program at Ohio State University to individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of higher education and student affairs.
She has presented, written and consulted widely on a broad range of student affairs issues, including student culture and diversity, career concerns of women administrators, student leadership and campus programming.

Dr. Powell is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the LINKS, Inc. She has been actively engaged in a host of community activities in both Kalamazoo and Philadelphia.