Theresa Felder, Ed.D.

Dr. Theresa Felder is the Senior Vice President for Student Success at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Prior to this position, she held several other higher education positions. She was vice president of student affairs, administrative dean for Clark State’s largest branch campus, the academic affairs coordinator, a college access director, and a workforce development coordinator. Dr. Felder started her professional career in corporate accounting and later became an independent consultant, specializing in job readiness and employment training. Dr. Felder completed her doctoral degree in education at Northeastern University; she holds a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor of science in accounting from Syracuse University.

Dr. Felder’s focus is on providing access to higher education for all students. She is especially passionate about increasing the number of college graduates from first-generation and low-income backgrounds, which was addressed in her doctoral dissertation. Dr. Felder believes that education positively impacts the lives of individuals and families for multiple generations. In her leadership role, she ensures that all students are treated with respect and dignity and that all student services functions are focused on supporting student access and success.

Dr. Felder is also active in the community. She has served on various nonprofit boards in the past and is currently serving on the board of the local Chamber of Commerce, the United Way board, the Economic Development Advisory Board, the Community Improvement Corporation, and the local Community Action Agency.