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Segar named new VP of student affairs

By Staff | May 6, 2011

Thomas C. Segar, of Hagerstown, Md., has been named vice president for student affairs at Shepherd University, effective Aug. 1.

As vice president, Segar will report to Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley and serve on her executive staff. As vice president for student affairs, Segar will provide the leadership and vision for the Division of Student Affairs which includes the administration, operation, budget and management of residence life, Student Center, dining services, student activities, commuter affairs, Greek affairs, conference services, health center, counseling center, multicultural student affairs, student community service, veterans affairs and international students.

Currently, Segar is the assistant vice president for student affairs and director of residence life at Shepherd. Previously he has held positions as a college administrator at Shepherd and at other institutions in the areas of residence life, multicultural affairs, and disability services.

A past doctoral fellow and research assistant in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland, Segar has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in intergroup dialogue and multicultural practice in student affairs at the University of Maryland and is a former adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Student Personnel at Shippensburg University. He has served as a co-principal investigator for a research study on service learning and is a past project manager for a national study on student leadership. Segar has published more than a dozen articles and delivered more than 30 refereed national and regional conference presentations.

An independent consultant to colleges, public school systems, and other educational organizations for 10 years, Segar speaks and writes about leadership, diversity and social justice and has created and evaluated educational programs for colleges and universities. He has delivered more than a dozen keynote addresses and 150 invited talks and presentations at more than 50 institutions and organizations throughout the United States.

Segar is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland. His dissertation explores the relationship between socio-cultural discussions and social change behaviors among college students. He earned his master of science degree in counseling with a specialization in college student personnel from Shippensburg University, and his bachelor of science degree in psychology and certificate in African American studies from the University of Maryland.