Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Phillip "Flapp" Cockrell has accepted the position of Associate Vice President/Dean of Students effective April 4, 2016. Dr. Cockrell has a broad range of experience in student affairs. He served most recently as Vice Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Prior to that, he served at Mississippi University for Women, The Ohio State University and Florida International University.

Dr. Cockrell earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Family Studies from Mississippi University for Women, a Master of Science from Florida International University in Educational Leadership - Student Affairs, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Jackson State University in Urban Higher Education.

Active in the community, Dr. Cockrell has served on a number of professional and civic boards and committees.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Cockrell to UT.

Kaye M. Patten, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
The University of Toledo