Our Incoming Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Kimberly Guyer
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kimberly Guyer will become our new Vice President for Student Affairs, effective June 1. She will be succeeding Kathy Woughter ’93 MS, who has been our vice president for Student Affairs for 15 years.
Currently, Kim is the vice dean for Student Affairs at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication and oversees undergraduate student services for roughly 3,000 students. She has nearly 20 years of experience providing services to students in a variety of areas and settings. Beyond her role at Temple, Kim has served in important student services roles at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State University. Throughout her career, she has been deeply committed to student engagement and success.
Kim is involved with a number of professional organizations for Student Affairs professionals. For example, for the past three years she has served on the Region II Advisory Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
As Kim explains, she was “drawn to the opportunity for leadership at an institution that provides such exciting educational and co-curricular offerings. I hope to build on the excellent foundation and continue to enhance the student experience. My personal interests align well with the mission and vision of Alfred University. Additionally, my undergraduate education at a small, private, liberal arts institution inspired me to want to return to that type of institution as a vice president for Student Affairs. I am impressed with the innovation and record of success of Alfred University Division of Student Affairs, and I am looking forward to being a part of it!”
Kim earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in 1999. She is eager to return to a small, private college because of how much she enjoyed her experience at Susquehanna. She earned a master’s in Human Resources Management at Hawai’i Pacific University, and a doctoral degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Kimberly Guyer to such an important leadership position at our University. Please also join me in thanking Kathy Woughter for her exemplary service to our University over the years and the members of the search committee who helped identify such a worthy successor for Kathy. The hard work of the search committee was evident in the quality of the candidates they brought to campus. Members of the committee were: Beth Ann Dobie, chair; Corey Fecteau ’01 BA, ’15 BS; Theresa Gunn ’96; Alexis Harris-Bates ’18, ’20 MS; Del Rey Honeycutt; John Hosford ’89; Angus Powers ’00; Liam Saccucci-Bryan ’19; Nadine Shardlow ’86, ’17 MS; Holly Shulman ’87; MT Sick; Paul Vecchio; Sherry Walton ’80, ’88 MS; and Jake Yale.