Julie White, Ph.D.

Julie White is the Senior Vice President of Student Engagement and Learning Support at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. She leads programs and services for student onboarding, engagement, and retention. She has served at a variety of institutions, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and research universities, with roles in student services, research administration, health education, and women’s services. She is active in statewide initiatives, including the SUNY Task Force on Food Insecurity, and she is President of the New York Association of Community College Chief Student Affairs Officers, Inc.

She is a Fellow of the American College Health Association and has received several awards for her work in advancing diversity and inclusion, including the Miguel Garcia-Tuñon Memorial Award in Human Dignity from the American College Health Association and the YWCA Diversity Achiever Award. She is a member of the AACC Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

Her research interests include community college policy, success for under-represented populations, and financial aid policy. She has served on several boards, including the Everson Museum of Art and the Say Yes to Education Syracuse Operating Board. She has taught sociology at the community college level and is currently an Adjunct Professor in St. John Fisher College’s Executive Leadership doctoral program.

Dr. White earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Rochester, a Master in Education in Counseling from Xavier University, and a Bachelor of Science in Education in English Literature from Miami University.