Jacqueline D. Skinner, Ph.D.
Director of Educational Programs, American College, Personnel Association, Washington, DC
Nominee: Jamie Merisotis
Jacqueline Skinner has been a student affairs administrator for over ten years, serving at both public and private liberal arts institutions. Prior to her position at the American College Personnel Association, she served as Associate Director of the Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education (CAPHE) and program director of its national grant initiative, Engaging Communities and Campuses. Jacqueline has also served in the capacity as Associate Dean of Students at St. Olaf College and program director of the Campus Community Initiative at Old Dominion University.
Besides her administrative experience, Jacqueline has provided consultation to higher education institutions on issues regarding policy development and human resources; as well, her research interests include diversity, college access, women’s issues, and K-12 education. She presently serves as a consultant to the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Faculty Development Network for its initiatives in service learning and community engagement. Jacqueline is involved in her community of Alexandria, VA and was recently appointed by the City Council to serve on the Social Services Advisory Board. She has served on a number of boards for non-profit and social service agencies for many years.
Jacqueline grew up in Monmouth, Illinois, and received a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. She also has a Ph.D. in Urban Education from Old Dominion University.