UMW Names New Vice President for Student Affairs

by | Jun 16, 2015 | Schools & Education

Juliette Landphair. Photo provided by UMW.

Juliette Landphair, dean of Westhampton College and associate dean in the School of Arts and Sciences for the University of Richmond, has been named vice president for student affairs at the University of Mary Washington.

Landphair will be responsible for the planning and direction of all of UMW’s student engagement programs in the offices of student activities, residential life, health and counseling services and athletics; and will administer the university’s student-run honor system. She will begin work Aug. 10, 2015.

Landphair replaces Douglas N. Searcy, who will become the 12th president of Barton College in Wilson, N.C.

Landphair has been affiliated with the University of Richmond since 1999. In her current position, she leads the Westhampton College dean’s office in serving 1600 undergraduate female students. She oversees the administration of new student orientation, residence life and the Women Involved in Living and Learning (WILL) program. In addition, she administers academic policy for arts and sciences majors; works with faculty, staff, parents and students to respond to students in crisis; and oversees the dean’s office crisis and threat management systems, among other duties. Previously, Landphair served as interim and assistant director for the WILL program.

Among her initiatives at the University of Richmond, Landphair led institution-wide retention efforts, chaired the Westhampton College strategic planning process, co-wrote the University’s sexual misconduct policy and led the creation and implementation of the University’s women and philanthropy initiative.

A recipient of the Influential Woman of Virginia Award presented by Virginia Lawyers Media, Landphair also received the Bob E. Leach Award for Outstanding Service to Students presented by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). A frequent presenter at academic conferences, she has written numerous articles for academic journals and newspaper opinion pieces. She is a book reviewer for the Journal of American History, a peer reviewer of The Journal of Southern History and panel proposal reviewer for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Landphair holds a master’s degree and doctorate in history from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in history and French from Tulane University.

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