Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Jeff Howard has spent the past two decades serving students in various student affairs/student life roles at public and private institutions.
As the vice chancellor of Student Affairs at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), he is the chief student affairs officer and a member of the chancellor's cabinet.
Prior to UNCP, Howard's roles included serving as dean of students and later as associate vice president for student life and enrollment at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He has also served in student affairs at Carson Newman University and as the chief housing officer and dean of students at The University of Virginia's College at Wise.
He holds a bachelor's degree in history and political science, a master's degree in history and a doctoral degree in education leadership and policy, all from ETSU.
He is a prolific speaker and presenter and has been a panelist before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (2019). Recent keynotes include the Tennessee Association for College and University Housing Officers (TACUHO) Annual Conference (2018), the Cocke County High School Centennial Celebration (2018) and National Hazing Prevention Week at Tennessee Wesleyan University (2018).
Howard is a member of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and ACPA and is a graduate of the 2003 NASPA Region III/SACSA Mid Managers Institute at Duke University. Professional service includes off-site review committee work with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Howard is a member of numerous groups, including the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and the Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, where he served on the national board of directors and was elected to two terms as the national vice president for education.
He received Advisor of the Year awards from the Tennessee Association of College and University Residence Halls (2002) and the Virginia Association of College and University Residence Halls (2005).
Howard is a native of Newport, Tennessee, and a product of the public school system. He currently resides in Lumberton, North Carolina with his life partner of 25 years, their Doberman and their 20-year-old cat.