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Advisors

Dr. Don Stansberry 

Don Stansberry is the Chief SGA Advisor and currently serves as the Vice President for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services (SEES) at Old Dominion University. Dr. Stansberry's tenure at ODU spans more than two decades in various capacities including serving as the Dean of Students & Associate Vice President for Student Engagement, the Assistant Vice President, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities & Leadership at ODU.

 

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 including, Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA). 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.

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Dr. Vicki Williams (Bonner)

Dr. Vicki Williams is co-advisor of Student Government Association (SGA) and currently serves as Interim Dean of Students and Associate Vice President of Engagement for Student Engagement & Enrollment Services (SEES) at Old Dominion University. Dr. William’s tenure at Old Dominion University spans over 17 years in various capacities including serving as the Associate Dean of Students, Executive Director of Student Development & Engagement, Associate Director of Student Development & Engagement and Associate Director of Residence Life.

 

Her career in higher education has included serving as an Area Coordinator in the Department of Residence Services and a Residence Hall Director at Kent State University.

 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Williams received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Individual and Family Studies and Master of Education in Community Counseling from Kent State University. In 2018, she received her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Her research interest includes followership behaviors, job attitudes, and organizational leadership.

 

She maintains professional connections and involvement through organizations such as  the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). In addition, she is passionate regarding the need to serve the community. She serves her hometown community as the president of a nonprofit organization and is actively involved in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.