As the Vice President for Student Affairs, Gail DiSabatino is committed to creating a campus that supports student excellence. She strives to make Clemson University a model for providing the environments and opportunities necessary in building the nation’s most engaged, satisfied and successful student body.
Since joining the Clemson Family in March 2006, Gail has made an impressive impact on the campus community. Her dedication to the well-being of students is evidenced in her safety initiatives and her commitment to teaching alcohol responsibility. She has also focused the efforts of the Division of Student Affairs by increasing attention on learning outcomes and the assessment of student engagement, success and satisfaction.
Gail’s previous experience includes work at several universities, with the most recent being Georgia Tech. During her 11 years at Tech, Gail served as the Dean of Students and gained a reputation as someone committed to working with students. She impacted many initiatives for students during her time there, including the Women’s Resource Center and the alcohol-awareness coalition GT SMART.
Gail has been active with NASPA and recently served as the Program Chair for their 2008 National Conference. She is a past Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the NACA. Gail has worked as a consultant with the Department of Defense/University of Maryland's European Division as well as numerous colleges and organizations throughout the country and Canada. She has participated in the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education at Bryn Mawr College and the Oxford International Round Table on Residential Colleges in Oxford, England.
She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware, Master's from Colorado State University and Doctorate of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.