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Spotlight: Dr. Mamta Accapadi

Mamta PicMamta Accapadi spends most of her time imagining possibilities with her four year old daughter, Saaya Accapadi. In between dance class, gymnastics class, story time, and frozen yogurt dates, Mamta cherishes her relationship with her daughter, who reminds her to focus on what makes life beautiful. Outside of that role, Mamta currently serves as the Dean of Student Life at Oregon State University.

She has a deep passion for student success and social justice, and has had the opportunity to serve students in many ways as an educator and administrator. She served as the Assistant Director of the Multicultural Information Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and as the Associate Dean of Students at Schreiner University. She has held academic appointments in Asian American Studies, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, and College Student Services Administration. Mamta received her B.A. in Microbiology, her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, and her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Her academic interests include social justice education, Asian American identity, and intersectionality issues around race and gender.

In the fall, she will begin a new role as Vice President of Student Affairs at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  She is particularly excited about this new role because of its intentional focus on academic partnerships, student success, and high impact engagement practices.

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