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Bensalem Resident John D. Stafford Named New Dean of Students at Immaculata University

Immaculata University has named John D. Stafford its new dean of students. In his duties as dean of students, Stafford oversees the area of career services, residence life and student development, and events reservations. He is directly responsible for the student judicial system and new student orientation. In addition, he serves in a generalist role in student affairs and works with assessment and student leadership.
Stafford, who resides in Bensalem, has a great deal of experience in the field of higher education. He worked at Roanoke College as the area coordinator of Residence Life from 1992 to 1997 and as the Greek Housing Coordinator of Student Life from 1992 to 1996. From 1997 to 2000, Stafford served as assistant director at the Residence Life Office of Rider University in New Jersey; he became acting director in 2000. Stafford worked as director at the College of New Jersey´s Office of Residential and Community Development from 2001 to 2004. In 1999, Stafford began work as a self-employed consultant for higher education, training, personnel, and public speaking issues. Just prior to coming to Immaculata University, Stafford was the assistant to the vice president of student affairs at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA, a position he acquired in 2005.
Stafford, a native of Wytheville, VA, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Theatre Arts from Lenoir-Rhyne College, a small private school in Hickory, North Carolina that Stafford describes as having similar qualities to Immaculata University. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Human Development and College Student Personnel Counseling from Radford University in Radford, VA.
One of Stafford´s hopes in his new position is that all Immaculata students become aware that "Whether they know it or not, they´re setting a whole new page of history for Immaculata."
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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4.5.2006