Vice President for Student Affairs Named at Penn College

Published 04.10.2003

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Jill Landesberg-Boyle, an administrator with more than 10 years' experience in higher-education leadership, has been named vice president for student affairs at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Dr. Landesberg-Boyle whose hiring was approved Thursday by the Penn College Board of Directors following a nationwide search will begin her duties May 26. She will report directly to Penn College President Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Landesberg-Boyle to the Penn College community, and we look forward to her taking student affairs to the next level in particular, integrating student affairs with academic affairs," Dr. Gilmour said. "With her skills, leadership experience and proven commitment to students, I know Dr. Landesberg-Boyle will serve this institution with distinction."

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor's degree in psychology, Dr. Landesberg-Boyle accepted a position on that campus with the residential education program. While there, she completed her graduate studies, earning her master's degree and doctorate in organizational development.

She worked as chief student affairs officer at the University of Judaism, Bel Air, Calif., before accepting her most recent position as dean of students at Southeastern Louisiana University, a regional institution serving a student body of 15,000.

Recently, Dr. Landesberg-Boyle completed a second consecutive appointment as state director for Louisiana and member of the Regional Advisory Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the leading voice in student-affairs policy and practice. She is a member of the American College Personnel Association and is a founding member of the Association for Interdisciplinary Initiatives in Higher Education.

She has earned recognition for her work in the area of regulatory requirements in student-affairs administration, and her presentations and professional writing have focused on the impact of federal law on policy development.

In addition to her experience in higher-education administration, Dr. Landesberg-Boyle has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership studies, multicultural education, organizational behavior and student development.

She and her husband, Vincent Boyle, have 2-year old twins, Joshua and Aliyah.