Student Affairs Senior Leadership Team

Zebulon Davenport

Zebulun Davenport, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Zebulun Davenport earned his Doctorate in Higher Education and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications/Public Relations with a minor in Human Services from James Madison University. His contributions have advanced campus culture, organizational structure, and student success. Under his leadership, two student affairs divisions have received Diverse Magazine’s distinction of “Most Promising Places to Work.” His expertise includes student retention, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and strategies for assisting first-generation college students. Davenport’s publications include co-authoring two books entitled First-Generation College Students – Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement, and Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Research: A Guidebook for Graduate Students and New Professionals, a chapter in an edited volume entitled The Student Success Conundrum, in B. Bontrager (Ed.), Strategic Enrollment Management: Transforming Higher Education; a chapter in an edited monograph entitled Creating Collaborative Conditions for Student Success in S. Whalen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th National Symposium on Student Retention 2012, and a chapter in the fourth edition of The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration by Jossey-Bass (2016). He has presented at workshops for numerous public agencies, educational institutions, state, regional, national conferences, and to thousands of college students and professionals throughout his career.

Terry Beattie

Terry Beattie

Director or Athletics

Terry Beattie was named the Director of Athletics at West Chester University in May 2018 and begins his 14th season with West Chester University's Department of Athletics. Previously to being named the Interim AD, Beattie served as an Associate AD overseeing facilities and game day operations. He also oversaw all of the grounds and equipment room operations for the athletic department.

A 27-year veteran in college athletics, Beattie recently spearheaded the development of the Michael Horrocks Emerging Leaders Institute at WCU, which provides leadership training and development to a select group of outstanding student athletes who, as recognized future leaders, will be taking on the mantle of leadership within their team sometime in the future. 

A member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Beattie has served as on-site supervisor and game day manager for such prestigious NCAA Championship events as the 2005 NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse national championships, the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer regional championships and quarterfinals as well as the 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division II Football first-round playoff competitions. Additionally, Beattie has coordinated all facility operations for the 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 ECAC Women's Gymnastics championships hosted by West Chester University.

A 1991 graduate of Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., with a degree in Business Administration, Beattie completed his master’s degree in Sport Administration at Canisius College in 1999. He received a tenured promotion to Assistant Professor at West Chester University in April 2009.

Diane D’Arcangelo

Executive Associate to the Vice President for Student Affairs

Diane D'Arcangelo has been a member of the West Chester community since 2010. As the executive associate, Diane offers direct and continuous support to the vice president for student affairs while providing required support to the entire division through report writing, material development, and coordination of regular divisional and leadership meetings. Diane is a certified practitioner of the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). She earned a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Kutztown University and a Master of Counseling and College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University.

Tony Delgado

Pete Galloway

Assistant Dean of Students

Pete Galloway serves as Assistant Dean of Students where he has day-to-day oversight of the dining contract with Aramark, as well as acts as the point person for the Division of Student Affairs for all major capital construction and renovation projects involving auxiliary facilities including housing, dining, campus recreation and the Sykes Student Union.  In previous roles at West Chester, he has worked directly with housing operations and assignments, as well as overseen the areas of Student Leadership and Involvement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Campus Recreation. 

Pete holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York College at Potsdam and a Master of Business Administration from Clarkson University.  He is currently the Vice President for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), after having previously served on the Executive Board in other roles.  Away from the office, he is on the Alumni Board of Directors for SUNY Potsdam, is active in the music program and in leadership roles at the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, and has been a volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Sara Hinkle

Dr. Sara Hinkle

Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services and Special Projects

Dr. Sara Hinkle's background includes over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in student affairs and higher education, including work as an administrator, instructor, and researcher.  A true student affairs generalist, she has directed or supervised almost every functional area within the student affairs field.  She has worked at West Chester University since 2013, and currently serves as the assistant vice president for Administrative Services and Special Projects within the Division of Student Affairs.  Her portfolio includes oversight of communications and marketing, fundraising/development, staff development, family engagement, spirit and traditions, and serving as the liaison to West Chester’s higher education policy and student affairs program.  She earned a B.A. in psychology from Gettysburg College, an M.S. in counseling from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University Bloomington.  Dr. Hinkle has been an active leader in the field-at-large, having served and held several leadership roles within ACPA- College Student Educators International and The Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.  Additionally, she has contributed over 50 national presentations and publications to the student affairs knowledge base on such topics as student transitions, student success/engagement, leadership, and feminist issues.  Most notably, she served as a research associate on Student success in college: Creating conditions that matter (Kuh, Schuh, Whitt, & Associates, 2005, 2010).

Judy Kawamoto

Dr. Judy Kawamoto

Assistant Vice President for Student Development

Dr. Judy Kawamoto is the Assistant Vice President for Student Development at West Chester University, and has served in administrative positions in higher education for more than 25 years.  She provides strategic vision and advocacy for the following departments:  L. Dowdy Multicultural Center; New Student Programs; Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs; Student Leadership and Involvement, and Twardowski Career Development Center.  In addition, she serves as the divisional liaison to Academic Affairs for institutional initiatives such as the “West Chester’s First” program for first generation college students, the co-curricular transcript, and the First Year Experience (FYE) curriculum.

Committed to student success in the higher education setting, Dr. Kawamoto’s areas of expertise include student involvement and leadership development initiatives, multicultural and international student affairs, new student programs, fraternity and sorority life, student union management, and student conduct.  She has presented numerous workshops and keynotes at regional and national conferences, as well as to thousands of students and professionals throughout her career.  Her research interests include women in higher education, Asian American senior women administrators, and mentoring relationships.  Prior to her current role at West Chester University, Dr. Kawamoto held positions at Bryant University, Central Connecticut State University, and The University of Akron. She has held leadership positions on both the regional and national level with the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) and Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA), most recently serving as the Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community Chair for NASPA Region 1. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas, M.Ed.

Executive Director of Assessment and Planning

Amanda Thomas coordinates assessment, strategic planning, and co-curricular activities for the Division of Student Affairs and co-chairs the Student Affairs Assessment Council. Her experience encompasses institutional research, student affairs assessment, academic assessment, grant evaluation and research support services. In addition to holding a Continuing Research Education Certificate, Amanda has a Master’s Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel and a Bachelor’s in Management, both from Kent State University. She is a member of directorate board for the ACPA Commission on Assessment and Evaluation and is chairing the Student Affairs Assessment Institute in 2020.

Amanda Thomas

Melissa Wrightstone

Executive Director of Finance in Student Affairs

Melissa Wrightstone serves as the Executive Director of Finance in Student Affairs, where she provides leadership, support and guidance for fiscal related matters of the division; including strategic and financial planning, forecasting and implementing short- and long-term goals to support both the financial and administrative strategies.  The Executive Director of Finance is the liaison to the University’s Budget Office and the Finance and Administration Offices, ensuring our division is financially strong and fiscally responsible.

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