Mike Vetter, Ph.D.

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Dr. Mike Vetter (email) is Associate Professor and the Chair of the Leadership in Higher Education Ph.D. program. Dr. Vetter has had a distinguished career in student affairs serving at small colleges, regional mid-sized universities, and a large flagship university. He served 20 years at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky primarily in the role of Vice President of Student Affairs. His previous roles have included Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residence Life.

Dr. Vetter has served as an adjunct faculty member at Bowling Green State University, National University, Transylvania University, University of Florida, and Western Illinois University. He also regularly serves as a consultant to colleges and universities and as a presenter at conferences on a variety of higher education issues. He is active in state, regional, and national professional associations and served on the National Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) representing small colleges and universities from across the country.

Mike received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University, his Master of Education in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University, and his Doctorate in Education Administration at the University of Florida.

Mike’s wife, Deb, and their daughter and son all are college educators in their respective fields of study.