UNC AVP, Dean of Students Earns National Award

Katrina Rodriguez

Katrina Rodriguez

Katrina Rodriguez, assistant vice president for Student Engagement and dean of Students at UNC, recently earned the 2012-13 Wise Woman Award by the American College Personnel Association Standing Committee for Women.

Rodriguez was nominated by a former student for the annual award and selected "based on the history of her contributions toward women in student affairs and on her efforts to promote the professional and personal development of women." She has served at UNC since 1998, holding positions as coordinator and assistant director of Residence Life and director of the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development. She's also received a number of teaching and service awards as assistant professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership. A member of many professional organizations, she has published numerous research articles on topics such as equity and access to higher education in academic publications and has received a number of awards for outstanding teaching.

Rodriguez holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership from UNC, a master's degree in Counseling and Human Relations from Northern Arizona University, and a bachelor's degree in General Studies and Business Administration from Northern Arizona.

The Standing Committee for Women each year presents four awards for service, research and scholarship, and emerging professional.

Rodriguez will be presented with her award during the association's annual international convention March 2-7 in Las Vegas, Nev.