Sofia Pertuz

Leadership Development, LKC

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Senior Advisor to JED Campus
The Jed Foundation

Sofia B. Pertuzall is a higher education professional with a wide breadth of experience in strategic planning, assessment and management in student affairs. Throughout her uniquely varied career, Sofia has intentionally formed bridges between student life and academic affairs to create exceptional student experiences. Currently, Sofia utilizes her holistic interdisciplinary expertise and strong collaboration skills in her role as assistant vice president and dean of students at Hofstra University. Sofia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz and holds a Master’s degree from Seton Hall University, where she is currently completing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy. She is the founder and moderator of a national online doctoral support network with over 2500 members. Sofia is a recent recipient of the NASPA Region II Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean.