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, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. She is Cochair of the President’s Multicultural Advisory Committee.
Dr. Hutchinson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict and her Master of Arts in School Psychology at St. John’s University. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology with a specialty in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University.
She is a psychologist with more than 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 the US Department of Homeland Security; New York State Office of Emergency Management; NAFSA: Association of International Educators; National Association of 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 three-year grant from the US Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women through its Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. This is the third consecutive renewal of this grant; only a handful of individuals across the country have been funded by this grant three times.
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, WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News, Fox News, and NBC Nightly News.