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Dean of Students Finalists

After an extensive candidate review process and first round interviews, the search committee for the Dean of Students position is excited to announce the two finalists.  With over 90 applicants and nine first round interviews, the following two individuals have accepted a virtual finalist interview.

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Dr. Aileen Dowell (Interview dates: October 13th & 14th)

Dr. Aileen C. Dowell provides vision and leadership for the Office of Student Integrity at GGC. She is responsible for adjudicating all disciplinary and non-disciplinary infractions for the College, including alcohol and other drugs, academic integrity, disorderly conduct, etc. Dowell is also responsible for utilizing assessment data to align with best practices in the conduct field, implementing programmatic and policy changes and supervising the Office of Student Integrity staff. Dr. Dowell also co-chairs the Student Behavioral Concerns Team that addresses behaviors that may be deemed disruptive and/or threatening. She also serves on the college wide IEE 6 committee: Demonstrate an understanding of moral and ethical principles. In addition to conduct experience, Dr. Dowell also brings experience from other areas within Student Affairs including, student athlete support services, financial aid, and housing and residence life. A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Dowell received a baccalaureate degree from Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga.; a master of education degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Her dissertation research is titled Examining Alcohol-Related Expectancies within College Class Standing.


Dr. Travis Douglas

Dr. Douglas has more than 20 years of experience in the field of student affairs. He was drawn to the field because of the positive experiences he had interacting with other students as well as his advisors and mentors as an undergraduate student leader at Sonoma State University in California, where he was President of the Residence Halls Association and later a Resident Assistant. Previously holding positions in housing and residential education in the University of California system, Dr. Douglas is now Assistant Vice President for Residential Learning at Rowan University. As the university’s Chief Housing Officer. He was also a key leader in the development of Rowan’s Multicultural, Women’s, LGBTQ+, and Interfaith Centers. He has also been extensively engaged in work in the areas of Title IX, behavior intervention/threat assessment, addressing student homelessness and food insecurity, as well as programs to support student mental health and well-being. Dr. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Sonoma State University, a Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia, and a Doctor of Management degree in Strategic Leadership from Thomas Jefferson University. During his doctoral studies, he was named a Research Fellow by the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service at Thomas Jefferson University.

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Last updated: 10/21/2020