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Hofstra Welcomes New Dean of Students

New Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Gabrielle St. Leger

Hofstra University is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabrielle (Gaby) St. Leger as Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. She will begin her new role on January 14.

St. Leger comes to Hofstra from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), where she most recently served as Dean of Students. In all, she has 17 years’ experience in variety of student affairs-related roles at NYIT, West Virginia University and The Ohio State University, with a track record of leadership on intercultural, equity, inclusion and diversity issues.

“We are delighted to welcome Gaby St. Leger as our new Dean of Students/Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs,” said W. Houston Dougharty, Vice President, Division of Student Affairs. “She is an experienced Dean of Students who will support and advocate for our students. As a native of Hempstead, Gaby will enrich our connections to our community as well.”

A graduate of Uniondale High School, St. Leger went on to earn a BA in English, an MA in Secondary Education/Language Arts and a doctorate in Educational Leadership Studies/Higher Education Administration – all from West Virginia University.

St. Leger’s work has been guided by her desire to forge multidisciplinary partnerships, both on and off-campus, that create leadership opportunities and support student success and social mobility.

“I am looking forward to joining the Hofstra Pride and the Division of Student Affairs,” said St. Leger. “There is so much smart talent and enthusiasm toward creating an amazing student experience for all students at Hofstra, it is contagious.  I am looking forward to collaborating across the campus to meet students’ needs and provide a safe, diverse, and inclusive college experience.”

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