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Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook

Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook
Vice President for Student Success and Engagement

Vice President for Student Success and Engagement

Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook brings over 25 years of higher education and nonprofit leadership to Wheelock. His priority is to continually enhance the academic, co-curricular and extracurricular experience for all students and provide strategic guidance and leadership for faculty, staff and administration on ways to implement these enhancements. Adrian provides direct oversight for undergraduate and graduate admissions, academic support and co-curricular services, enrollment management, intercollegiate athletics, student affairs and student life. His higher education career has included community and strategic partnerships, institutional diversity, student affairs and student retention services.

He has published and presented extensively on issues related to college access, affordability, and success, expanding learning opportunities for college students, diversity in higher education, and higher education policy. He also teaches organizational leadership, social entrepreneurship, and multicultural education. He is a national expert on afterschool education policy and programming and its relationship to college access and success and has been called upon by different organizations, institutions, states and Capitol Hill to present on higher education and afterschool issues.

Prior to joining Wheelock, Adrian was Vice President for Local College Access Programs at TERI (The Education Resources Institute), where he increased TERI's college access programs and services in the Greater Boston area through strong partnerships and collaborations with schools, school districts, community-based organizations, state agencies, the Massachusetts legislature, and local and national foundations. He previously served at Boston-based Citizen Schools as Executive Director of Public Policy and Alliances. He was also Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Assistant Dean of Student Services and Multicultural Affairs at Framingham State University. Adrian also served at Georgia Southwestern State University and the University of West Georgia.

Adrian has a deep commitment to civic engagement. He serves as National Board Chair for Spark (Chicago, IL) as well as on the Board of Directors for City Year Boston, 5 Strong Scholars Foundation (Atlanta, GA), American Association of University Administrators, Greater Boston Kappa Charities and Diaconate Board at the Historic Myrtle Baptist Church (West Newton, MA). Adrian and his family are a Family Host for the Fresh Air Fund. He has served as Board Chair, National AfterSchool Association (Washington, DC); New England Regional Council, College Board; MetroWest Healthcare Foundation (Founding Trustee); and Council on Education for Public Health (Washington, DC). Adrian is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and has received several honors and awards for his leadership and service to his community and profession.

A former scholarship student-athlete (football), he holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston; a Master of Science in Administration from Georgia Southwestern State University; and B.S. degree from the University of West Georgia.

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