About Maggie Culp
Currently assisting West Virginia and NASPA - Student Affairs in Higher Education to implement the Lumina-funded DegreeNow Project, Maggie Culp is a seasoned professional who has assisted over 50 colleges, universities, and state systems to become more effective, efficient, data-based, and outcomes-oriented. Co-editor of Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs (Fall 2012), Community College Student Affairs: What Really Matters (2005), Life at the Edge of the Wave:Lessons from the Community College (1998), and Promoting Student Success in the Two-Year College (1995), Dr. Culp also has contributed chapters to many publications, including Exceptional Senior Student Affairs Leadership: Strategies and Competencies for Success (Dungy & Ellis, 2011) and the award-winningTeam Building for Quality (George Baker and Associates, 1995). During her thirty-year career as a vice-president, dean, faculty member, and teacher in FL, TX, VA, and MA, Maggie Culp earned the reputation of being a creative problem solver, an effective change agent, a learning-centered and outcomes-oriented practitioner, and an exceptional communicator and leader.
A nationally recognized leader in student affairs and an expert on assessing institutional effectiveness and learning outcomes, Maggie Culp served on eighteen Southern Association Reaffirmation Teams (SACS), created a student affairs program recognized by SACS as a "model for the nation," designed an enrollment management/ student success model used by many colleges across the country, led a major computer conversion (legacy to Datatel) that was labeled a "best practice" implementation, and was instrumental in building productive partnerships between academic and student affairs. The recipient of numerous state and national awards, Dr. Culp twice won the Pyramid Award for Outstanding Student Affairs Programing from ACPA, NASPA and AACC and was a two-time recipient of the Oustanding Institutional Advising Program Award from NACADA. Dr. Culp has motivated and educated thousands with her presentations at national and state conventions, designed and facilitated hundreds of workshops for educators and business leaders, and assisted over fifty colleges and universities to evaluate and redesign student affairs, identify programs and practices that increase student retention and program completion rates, improve programs and services for at-risk students, implement student learning outcomes, document using hard data the positive impact of student affairs on student achievement, build effective (and real) partnerships between academic and student affairs, and/or create enrollment management/student success/assessment models for a new generation of students and faculty.
Maggie Culp earned an M.A. in Counseling, an Ed.S. in Educational Administration, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (with concentrations in Psychology, Research and Statistics, and Educational Leadership). She is MBTI certified, TQM and Baldrige trained, and has written extensively about assessment, building and leading teams, applying the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to business and education, creating cultures of evidence, developing and measuring outcomes (developmental, learning and program), the importance of partnerships between academic and student affairs, teaching styles, leadership, motivating students and faculty, strategic and operational planning, student affairs, conflict resolution techniques, and the intelligent use of technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.