Kathryn T. Hutchinson

2020 Pillar of the Profession

Vice President for Student Affairs
St. John's University

Whereas, she is a steward of the student affairs profession affirming her passion and commitment by sharing her knowledge and supporting initiatives; and

Whereas, she currently serves as vice president for student affairs at St. John's University inQueens, New York; and

Whereas, she previously served as senior associate vice president and executive director of student wellness at St. John’s University, executive director of counseling and psychological services at St. Thomas Aquinas College, and school psychologist at New Hyde Park–Garden City Park School District; and

Whereas, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from College of St. Benedict, a master’s degree in school psychology from St. John's University, and a doctorate in school psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University; and

Whereas, her professional activities and affiliations include serving as principal investigator for grants awarded from the Federal Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program, member of the board of advisors for NASPA Gates Foundation Grant: Investigating Emergency Aid Landscape Analysis on College Campuses, chair of the James E. Scott Academy Board, and faculty member for the NASPA Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers; and

Whereas, a sampling of her professional accolades include numerous publications and presentations, St. John’s University Outstanding Grants Recognition Award, National Association of Colleges and Universities Award of Excellence for Large Universities, NASPA Silver Award Winner for the Careers, Academic Advising and Support, and related Category, and the Recognition of Excellence Award from the NCAA Big East; and

Whereas, her community service includes judging debate competitions for high school students at the regional, state and national level, volunteering to support local mothers with young children who are homeless and traumatized by domestic violence, member of the Board of Trustees for Niagara University, and member of the American Cancer Society of Rockland County Board; and

Whereas, she is a dedicated partner to her spouse, proud parent of two sons and enjoys gardening, reading and watching her children compete in debate and sporting events; and

Whereas, her breadth of experience is rooted in a deep commitment to the students she continues to serve as well as to the student affairs profession; and

Therefore, in recognition of the high regard in which she is held by her colleagues across the Association, the NASPA Foundation Board of Directors recognizes Kathryn T. Hutchinson as a Pillar of the Profession on this 30th day of March 2020.

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