Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins College, Mamta Accapadi elevates the possibilities of social media tools by applying authenticity, cultivating humanity and connecting through compassion. She shares examples of using hashtags, Facebook comments and blog posts to aid her mission in being full of joy and wholeness.
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More about Mamta
Mamta Accapadi is a mother first. She is grateful to be in a head and heart space where her daughter challenges and affirms her sense of purpose every day. In her professional role, Mamta Accapadi joined Rollins College as the Vice President for Student Affairs in August 2013. At Rollins, Accapadi serves as the chief student affairs officer and provides broad leadership for initiatives focused on student learning, thriving, and success. During her time at Rollins, Accapadi has focused on developing strategic alignments of core student affairs areas in student care, community, and career and life planning in order to develop stronger functional alignments in support Rollins students, the College’ retention efforts, and mission of educating students for global citizenship and responsible leadership.
Prior to Rollins, Dr. Accapadi served as the Dean of Student Life at Oregon State University, where she also coordinated the College Student Services Administration program. In addition, Accapadi served as the assistant director of the Multicultural Information Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and has held faculty appointments in Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Education, and Educational Psychology.
Accapadi received her Ph.D. in higher education administration with research interests in Asian American identity and social justice education. She also has served as a postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Houston. In addition to a Ph.D., Accapadi also holds a M.Ed. in higher education administration and B.A. in microbiology, all from the University of Texas at Austin.
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