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Felicia E. McGinty

Felicia E. McGinty

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Felicia E. McGinty currently serves as the vice chancellor for student affairs at University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the chief advisor to the chancellor, senior management and academic leadership on all areas related to student and residential life, athletics, outreach and academic preparation, enrollment management and retention, education financing, and student housing and facilities. McGinty holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, a Master of Arts in Education Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University. In 2007, NAU honored her with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award for outstanding service to the university and community.

McGinty has a distinguished background in admissions, recruitment, student engagement and many other aspects of student affairs. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience in student affairs as well as a notable record of public service. Prior to joining UCSC, McGinty served as associate vice president for student engagement at Pennsylvania State University and was assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In previous roles, she was the director of new student experience at Montclair State University and assistant director of the Division of Student Services at Northern Arizona University. As a seasoned student affairs professional, McGinty leads with a forward-thinking, student-centered philosophy to enhance the co-curricular experience and promote student success.

Her broad experiences are complemented by leadership positions in various professional associations. She is an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and serves on the executive committee of the Council of Student Affairs for the Association of Public Land-grant Universities. In 2007, McGinty was selected to participate in a postdoctoral studies program for senior administrators in higher education at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.