HAMPTON, Va. (November 13, 2019) – Hampton University has announced that Mr. Aleczander M. Whitfield will be its new Dean of Students. He will serve under Dr. Barbara Inman, Vice President of Administrative Services.
“I was pleased to accept Dr. Barbara Inman, Vice President of Administrative Services’ recommendation to promote Mr. Whitfield to his new role. His credentials and experience in higher education make him the perfect leader for this position,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University’s President.
Whitfield, originally from Detroit, has spent the last 17 years in higher education, with the last three years serving as the Assistant Dean of Judicial Affairs and Housing for Hampton University. His career started in 2002; serving in positions at two other institutions in various areas of Student Affairs including Greek Life, Student Activities, Intramural Sports and Recreation, Residence Life, Student Orientation and Leadership Programs. He also taught music education at the high school level.
Whitfield is a member of Ogre Phi Ogre VIII and graduated from Hampton in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He was a member of The Marching Force, playing flute and tenor sax. He also has a master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and plans on starting a doctorate program soon.
“I feel so excited and blessed. I am humbled that Dr. Harvey and Dr. Inman believe I can do this job. I’m encouraged that my opinion and experience are valued, and I’m excited to be able to come in and support my colleagues and build on what has already been accomplished,” Whitfield said. “When I realized that I wanted to pursue higher education as my career, I always envisioned the opportunity to come back to my alma mater and help develop and shape the program, so it’s mind-blowing that 17 years later, I’m here.”
In this role, Whitfield will support the areas within Student Affairs including the Offices of Student Activities, Judicial Affairs and Housing, Residence Life, Freshman Studies/Pre- College, Student Success Center and Intramural Sports.
“I am excited that Mr. Whitfield will serve the university as the new Dean of Students. We had approximately 40 very qualified candidates to submit their credentials for the position. Mr. Whitfield’s experience in student affairs and his ability to assess and implement programming will be an asset to the division,” said Dr. Inman.
Whitfield has been married to the beautiful L. Whitfield for 21 years and has three wonderful daughters. His office is located on the second floor of the Student Center.