Kathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D., serves as the Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs and leads in the process of strategic planning, assessment, and fiscal management. She has been appointed to serve on the University Personnel Committee, Co-Chair the President’s Multicultural Advisory Committee, the University’s Executive Planning Committee and the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Hutchinson received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict and her MA in School Psychology at St. John’s University and earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology with a specialty in Clinical psychology from Columbia University. She is a psychologist with over 17 years of experience in senior leadership, teaching, research and clinical work in the university setting. Dr. Hutchinson presents nationally and internationally on crisis management and college student mental health issues, specializing in training faculty and administrators to recognize and respond to students in distress. She is a regular presenter at conferences sponsored by Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Management, National Association Foreign Study Abroad, National Association Student Personnel Administrators, and the American Psychological Association.
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 grant from the Department of Justice to aid in the reduction of sexual assault and sexual violence. She has received numerous awards for her research, leadership, and service and has shared emergency preparedness information during appearances on several media outlets including CBS Evening News, ABC-Eyewitness News, Fox News, and NBC Evening News.