Kathryn Hutchinson , PhD

Vice President for Student Affairs, St. John's University , Queens, New York

Kathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D., As the Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Hutchinson provides visionary and strategic leadership for a complex network of departments, all of which support a large, ethnically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse student population. She manages 22 departments across three campuses including Career Services, Student Development, Student Engagement, Student Wellness and Residence Life. Dr. Hutchinson leads the Division in the process of strategic planning, assessment, and fiscal management over a major university budget. She has been appointed to serve on the University Personnel Committee, Co-Chair of the President’s Multicultural Advisory Committee, the University Academic and Administrative Assembly, and the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Hutchinson is the Chair of the NASPA James E. Scott Academy Board and has served as faculty for the NASPA Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers. In addition, she serves on the Niagara university Board of Trustees.

Dr. Hutchinson is a psychologist with over 20 years of experience in senior leadership, teaching, research and clinical work in the university setting. She presents nationally and internationally on college mental health, crisis management, and strategies for transforming career services on campus. Dr. Hutchinson has received several state and federal grants for her work on the reduction of high-risk behaviors in college students and the reduction of violence on campus. Most recently, she secured a 3-year continuation grant from the Department of Justice to aid in the reduction of sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. She has received numerous awards for her research, leadership, and service. Dr. Hutchinson has shared emergency preparedness information during appearances on several media outlets including CBS Evening News, ABC-Eyewitness News, Fox News, and NBC Evening News. Dr. Hutchinson was awarded her doctoral degree from Columbia University, New York.