Dr. Don Stansberry
Don Stansberry is the Chief SGA Advisor and currently serves as the Dean of Students & Associate Vice President for Student Engagement at Old Dominion University. Prior to assuming this position, he has served as the Assistant Vice President, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities & Leadership at ODU. Don has been a member of the ODU staff since 2000. His career in higher education has included serving as the Associate Director of Student Activities at Towson University, Assistant Director for Programming and Leadership Development at Western Illinois University, and Director of Student Activities & Residence Hall Director at Defiance College.
Originally from Ohio, Don received his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication and Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Ohio University. In 2011, he received his Educational Specialist degree from Old Dominion University, and completed his Ph.D. in 2014 at ODU. He has held numerous professional organization leadership positions and continues to be actively involved in many organizations in including, Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, Southern Association of College Student Affairs, Student Affairs Association and the National Association of Campus Activities. Previously, Don has held numerous leadership positions in SACSA as the local arrangements chair and conference chair. Within NACA he has chaired the National Convention and completed a term on the Board of Directors. In addition to his duties as the Dean of Students and Associate Vice President, he serves as an Assistant Professor for the Darden College of Education Higher Education program. In 2015, Don received the J. Worth Pickering Award as the Outstanding ODU Administrator.
Dr. Keiwana Perryman
Keiwana Perryman currently serves as the Coordinator for Student Organizations & Leadership at Old Dominion University. Fueled by a desire to engage with young adults on college campuses, her career in higher education has included serving as the Director of Student Engagement at Lenoir-Rhyne University and Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Penn State University.
Originally from Cleveland, OH, Dr. Perryman received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. Transitioning to the other end of the spectrum, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning & Development from Cleveland State University. Having a thirst for knowledge and lifelong learning, Keiwana furthered her studies at Penn State University where she received a Doctorate Degree, also in Adult Education.
Dr. P, as she is affectionately known by her students, is always willing and excited to share her story. She enjoys making connections with her students both personally and professionally. Dr. P believes that building a rapport with students, thereby gaining trust, aids in the holistic development of both parties.
Preston Reilly comes to ODU as a new advisor to SGA. Originally from the Chicago area, Preston is a PhD student in the Higher Education program and has extensive student affairs experience.
Preston joined ODU after serving as the Activities and Spirit Coordinator at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania where he worked closely with both student government and the campus programming boards, as well as orientation and commuter student programs. He received his masters in higher education from Florida State University and his bachelors in psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
When Preston isn’t working with students or doing homework, you can catch him on a stand-up paddleboard, making his own wine, or playing and watching hockey. His doctoral research surrounds the impact of campus traditions on the collegiate experience.
Meg Hare joins ODU as a new Graduate Advisor for SGA. From Virginia Beach, VA, Meg is a first year Master’s student studying Higher Education on the Student Affairs track. She feels passionately about the undergraduate experience, as it is a critical time for personal growth and discovery. ODU is an institution with endless opportunities, and organizations like SGA are a great way for students to get plugged into campus.
Prior to joining ODU, Meg served as a high school college advisor through the College Advising Corps, an AmeriCorps-affiliated program whose mission is to help under-resourced students get into college. She received her bachelor’s degree from Furman University in 2017, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Environmental Studies. On campus, she was a member of Orientation Staff, Residential Life Council, Greek Life, SGA, and Admissions Ambassadors. Through her involvements, she received the Furman Hall of Leaders Award.
In her free time, Meg enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, hiking, crafting, and baking.