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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.–  Carllos Lassiter sits down to discuss what he’s looking forward to at Westminster and who has influenced him. #wewcpa

Carllos Lassiter,  Westminster’s new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, is putting his holistic and transformative approach to student life into practice this semester.

Lassiter comes from t Rust College, in Holly Springs, Miss, where he was dean.  

With more than 14 years of experience in student affairs, Lassiter has served at a variety of academic institutions, including Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, and the University of Chicago, where he developed and led initiatives that met the changing needs of diverse student populations and increased opportunities for student input and engagement. Lassiter has been committed to creating a campus culture and environment that is inclusive and one which enhances the growth of all students to reach their full potential.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies from Vassar College, Lassiter received a master of arts degree in higher education administration from the University of Mississippi where he is completing his doctorate in higher education. He participated in the Executive Leadership Academy of The Council of Independent Colleges in 2015-2016. He has served on a number of committees and commissions of the American College Personnel Association and is affiliated with National Association of Student Personnel Administrators; Association of College and University Housing Officers—International; Association for Student Conduct Administration; Association of Governing Board of Universities and Colleges; and the White House HBCU All-Star Alumni Association Advisory Board. He has given numerous presentations focused on leadership development and matters related to higher education.

In his spare time, Lassiter enjoys attending sporting events, cooking, traveling and mentoring youth in the local community.

The Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) exercises oversight of student and residential life, student conduct, Greek life, health, counseling and campus safety, as well as diversity, disability, and career services. Additionally, the VPSA serves as the Title IX coordinator. As chief student affairs officer and member of the president’s leadership team, the VPSA serves as an advocate for the students and division staff, maintains close communication with the president and fellow senior administrators, and serves in a liaison role to selected committees of the Board of Trustees.


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