Kathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D., serves as the
Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs and leads in the
process of strategic planning, assessment, and fiscal management.
She has been appointed to serve on the University Personnel
Committee, Co-Chair the President’s Multicultural Advisory
Committee, the University’s Executive Planning Committee and the
Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Hutchinson received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major
in Psychology from the College of St. Benedict and her MA in School
Psychology at St. John’s University and earned her Ph.D. in School
Psychology with a specialty in Clinical psychology from Columbia
University. She is a psychologist with over 17 years of experience
in senior leadership, teaching, research and clinical work in the
university setting. Dr. Hutchinson presents nationally and
internationally on crisis management and college student mental
health issues, specializing in training faculty and administrators
to recognize and respond to students in distress. She is a regular
presenter at conferences sponsored by Homeland Security, Office of
Emergency Management, National Association Foreign Study Abroad,
National Association Student Personnel Administrators, and the
American Psychological Association.
Dr. Hutchinson has received several state and federal grants for
her work on the reduction of high-risk behaviors in college
students and the reduction of violence on campus. Most recently,
she secured a 3-year grant from the Department of Justice to aid in
the reduction of sexual assault and sexual violence. She has
received numerous awards for her research, leadership, and service
and has shared emergency preparedness information during
appearances on several media outlets including CBS Evening News,
ABC-Eyewitness News, Fox News, and NBC Evening News.