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Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, Ph.D.

Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Student Affairs. In this role, she provides leadership in the division of student affairs, overseeing the areas of Residence Life, the Dean of Students office, Career Center, Social Justice and other student focused services.  Dr. Whetsel Ribeau is keen on enhancing the Mount's efforts in building an inclusive, welcoming, academic community for all students, faculty and staff.

Before joining the Mount, Dr. Whetsel-Ribeau worked at Howard University, in Washington, D.C., serving as the Executive Director of the Alternative Spring Break Program; Founder and Chair of the Howard University - Women As Change Agents initiative; and was a faculty member in the Afro-American Studies Department. She has also served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and an Education instructor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Dr. Whetsel-Ribeau has served on numerous community boards in the past, and was appointed by the U.S. Department of Education to the National Board for the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. She is a member of many professional organizations and has been involved in numerous community service activities, both locally and nationally.

Dr. Whetsel-Ribeau, holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Bowling Green State University, a master's degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate in Leadership Studies, also from Bowling Green - where she graduated with academic distinction. She is married to Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau, the former President at Howard University. They are the proud parents of three children.

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