Don Stansberry

Don Stansberry

Dean of Students & Associate Vice President


Old Dominion University

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Taking my first job at a small private religious institution
Moving to a new state not knowing anyone and starting fresh.
Completing my Ph. D. as a first generation student

Education

High School
Chillicothe High School
Bachelor
Organizational Communication, General
Ohio University
Graduate
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Ohio University
Doctorate
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Old Dominion University

Career

Dean of Students & Associate Vice President

I oversee the student engagement area and advise the Student Government Association.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Business
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

A typical day for a Dean of Students is never the same. You have the opportunity to make a difference in students lives everyday with your decisions.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

A strong commitment to active learning, strong advising experience, and patience.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Research the graduate programs and find the one that is the best fit for you.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Organizational Communication, General
graduate
Graduate
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
doctorate
Doctorate
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You will not make a lot of money in education."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
Financial