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Florida State University

Dr. Penny Rue, Wake Forest University

2016 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Keynote Speakers

Josh Davis and Matt Dishman continue the 2016 Jon C. Dalton Institute keynote interviews by talking with Dr. Penny Rue about her life and her work with college students in preparation for the 2016 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values (Feb 4-6, 2016) in Tallahassee, Florida. Throughout their conversation, they discuss the role of activism, advocacy, morality, and character development in higher education.

Dr. Penny Rue serves as Vice President for Campus Life at Wake Forest University, with broad responsibility for the well-being and safety of the students and their education outside the classroom. Previously, Dr. Rue served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California San Diego. She is nationally known for her creative leadership in strengthening campus communities. She has also served in leadership roles at Georgetown University and the University of Virginia.

Dr. Rue has a doctorate in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland. She has a Master’s degree in student personnel services from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in English and religion from Duke University. Dr. Rue supervises several departments, including Residence Life and Housing, Office of the Dean of Students, Wellbeing, Campus Recreation, Student Health Service, the Office of the Chaplain and University Police.


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