Lori S. White was appointed the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis in July 2015. Dr. White has spent over 30 years working in higher education. Prior to her arrival at Washington University she served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University, and has also worked at the University of Southern California, Stanford, Georgetown and San Diego State Universities, and University of California, Irvine.

At Washington University, Dr. White and her colleagues are responsible for a range of student life programs including residence halls, student activities, student leadership programs, student conduct, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the First Year Student Center, health and wellness programs, career services, student academic support programs, international students and scholars, scholarship programs, the Danforth University Center, and Washington University athletics and recreational programs.

Dr. White was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and English from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in education administration and policy analysis with emphasis in higher education. She also participated in Harvard University’s Management and Leadership in Education Program.


Educational History

Stanford University
Ph.D., 1995, Education Administration and Policy Analysis, emphasis in Higher Education

University of California, Berkeley
A.B., 1980, Psychology and English

Harvard University
Management and Leadership in Education Program
Summer 2004


Work History

Vice President for Student Affairs
Southern Methodist University (SMU)
2007 to 2015

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Southern California
2004 to 2007

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
San Diego State University
2002-2004

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of Undergraduate Advising
Stanford University
1997- 2002

Director of Undergraduate Advising
Stanford University
1996-1997

Director of Student Programs
Georgetown University
1995-1996

Director, Cross Cultural Center
University of California, Irvine
1987 –1990, 1982-1984

Complex Coordinator
Housing and Residential Life, University of California, Irvine
1984-1987

Counselor/Program Assistant
Office of Admission and Relations with Schools, University of California, Irvine
1981-1982


Teaching, Educational Policy and Research Experience

Vice President for Student Affairs
Southern Methodist University (SMU)
2007 to 2015

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Southern California
2004 to 2007

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
San Diego State University
2002-2004

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of Undergraduate Advising
Stanford University
1997- 2002

Director of Undergraduate Advising
Stanford University
1996-1997

Director of Student Programs
Georgetown University
1995-1996

Director, Cross Cultural Center
University of California, Irvine
1987 –1990, 1982-1984

Complex Coordinator
Housing and Residential Life, University of California, Irvine
1984-1987

Counselor/Program Assistant
Office of Admission and Relations with Schools, University of California, Irvine
1981-1982


Publications

White, Lori S. (2011). ‘“I have been in the Storm so long” and I Am Still Here!’ Journal of College and Character, 11 (3), 1-7.

White, Lori. S. (2011). “Case Studies in Middle Management Supervision.”  In L. Roper (Ed.), New Directions for Student Services, No 136. Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals (pp 91-98). San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.

White, Lori S. (2001). “Advising High Achieving Students: Commitment, Confrontation, Choices, and Computational Physics.” Invited Critical Issues Column for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Newsletter.

White, Lori S. (1998) “Am I Black Enuf Fo Ya?”  Black Student Diversity:  Issues of Identity and Community. In, K. Freeman (Ed). African American Culture and Higher Education in Research and Practice. Wesport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Timpane, P. Michael and White, Lori S. (Eds).  (1997)  Higher Education and School Reform. San Francisco:     Jossey-Bass.

White, Lori S. (1995).  Hanging Black:  The Social and Psychological Factors Influencing Black Student Involvement in Black Campus Organizations at a Historically White University.  Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Stanford University.

White, Lori S. and Caloss, Dario (1994). The Reasons Fall 1993 SAA Freshmen Applicants Did Not Accept the University’s Offer of Admission:  The Results of An Exploratory Survey.   University of California, Office of the President, Office of the Assistant Vice President, Student Academic Services.

White, Lori Suzanne (1991).  “Facing California’s Future: Achieving Equity in Higher Education.” The Assembly Fellowship Journal. Sacramento:  California State Legislature.

Follow Dr. Lori on Twitter

About the Division


Employees

  • 368 Staff Employees
  • 86 Graduate Student Employees
  • 1,001 Undergraduate Student Employees
  • 132 Resident Assistants (RAs)

Facilities

  • 10 Residential Colleges, housing 3,300 students
  • 11 Fraternity Houses
  • 2 Suite-Style Residence Halls, housing 310 students
  • 31 University Apartments, housing 1,457 students
  • The William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth University Center
  • Stix International House
  • Habif Health and Wellness Center
  • College Hall
  • The Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center
  • The Athletics Complex consists of several facilities: the Field House, David R. Francis Field, David R. Francis Gymnasium, I.E. Millstone Pool, James Butler Bushyhead Track and the Tao Tennis Center.
  • The Boathouse (Crew)
  • Gateway National Golf Links
  • Kelly Field at Irv Utz Stadium