Names Lampkin VP For Student Affairs
October 10, 2002--
Patricia M. Lampkin, a veteran student-life administrator
at the University of Virginia, has been named vice president for
student affairs, President John T. Casteen III announced today.
She has served as the interim vice president since July 2001.
who has held several administrative posts at U.Va. since 1979 in
student affairs, is known for her effective, congenial leadership
and organizational skills. “A true student mentor, Pat is
highly respected by parents, students, faculty and staff,”
Casteen said. “She is committed to the highest ideals of the
honor system and student self-governance and to creating the best
possible student experience here through the integration of classroom,
residential, and extracurricular activities. Pat is a valued colleague,
and I am very pleased that the University, and especially its students,
will continue to benefit from her visionary leadership.”
to being named interim vice president, she was associate vice president
for student affairs for six years. During the 2000-01 academic year,
she worked on the University’s long-range planning initiative,
Virginia 2020, directing a special study envisioning the “Student
Experience 2020.” Last year she created the Envisioning Integrity
initiative to integrate integrity and trust as overlapping values
into all aspects of life at U.Va.
sees her work on both the Student Experience and Envisioning Integrity
as the first steps in creating what she believes will be “a
rich, University-wide dialogue that embraces every member of the
community. We have a shared obligation to continue to build on the
University’s unique student experience, to make it grow and
change with the times.”
inclusive approach to University life is one that she hopes will
be the hallmark of her tenure. “I am confident that we can
build the most seamless student academic experience in the country,”
she said. “Our goal in Student Affairs in the coming years
will be to create a student experience that complements the academic
experience with a strong focus on the University’s core values
-- academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, and public service.”
acknowledging the ambitious nature of her goal, she said she believes
improving the students’ experience will have added long-term
benefits. “Among other things, it could deepen the satisfaction
of faculty and staff and increase the standing of the University.”
vice president, Lampkin oversees programming and services devoted
to students, including the Office of the Dean of Students, Office
of African-American Affairs, Department of Student Health, University
Career Services and WTJU radio station.
of Decatur, Ill., Lampkin became associate dean of students responsible
for residence life in 1987. She also served as the University’s
compliance officer for the Americans with Disabilities Act from
1991 to 2000. She is the recipient of several University awards,
including the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award in 1998; the Raven
Award in 1995; the IMP Distinguished Faculty Award in 1994; the
Ernest H. Ern Award, presented by Student Council in 1988; and the
Dean’s Dissertation Research Award in 1984.
adjunct professor in the Curry School of Education’s Center
for the Study of Higher Education, Lampkin teaches a popular graduate
course on the organization and administration of student affairs
programs. She also teaches an undergraduate seminar on honor and
ethics, an area of special interest stemming from her involvement
with the University’s student-run honor system.
earned her doctorate in education from the University in 1986. She
holds a master’s degree in student personnel services in higher
education from the University of Vermont and bachelor’s degree
in special education from Marian College in Indianapolis.
is married to Wayne Cozart, director of alumni programs; they have
two children, Colleen and Hayes.
Carol Wood, (434) 924-6189