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Alfred University names Kimberly Guyer vice president of Student Affairs

Alfred University | 4/16/19

Kimberly Guyer
Kimberly Guyer

Dr. Kimberly Guyer will begin her new role as vice president for Student Affairs at Alfred University, effective June 1. She succeeds Kathy Woughter, who has held the position for 15 years.


Dr. Kimberly Guyer will begin her new role as vice president for Student Affairs at Alfred University, effective June 1. She succeeds Kathy Woughter, who has held the position for 15 years.

Currently, Guyer is the vice dean for Student Affairs at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication and oversees undergraduate student services for roughly 3,000 students. She has nearly 20 years of experience providing services to students in a variety of areas and settings. Beyond her role at Temple, Guyer has served in student services roles at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State University.

“Throughout her career, Kim has been deeply committed to student engagement and success,” noted Alfred President Mark Zupan in announcing Guyer's appointment to the cabinet-level position.

Guyer is involved with a number of professional organizations for Student Affairs professionals. For the past three years she has served on the Region II Advisory Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Guyer says she was “drawn to the opportunity for leadership at an institution that provides such exciting educational and co-curricular offerings. I hope to build on the excellent foundation that exists at Alfred University, and to continue to enhance the student experience here.  My personal interests align well with the mission and vision of Alfred University. Additionally, my undergraduate education at a small, private, liberal arts institution inspired me to want to return to that type of institution as a vice president for Student Affairs. I am impressed with the innovation and record of success of the Alfred University Division of Student Affairs, and I am looking forward to being a part of it!”

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, in 1999. She earned a master’s in Human Resources Management at Hawai’i Pacific University, and a doctoral degree in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Zupan extended his thanks to Kathy Woughter “for her exemplary service to our University over the years.”

He also thanked the members of the search committee who “helped identify such a worthy successor for Kathy. The hard work of the search committee was evident in the quality of the candidates they brought to campus."

Members of the committee were: Beth Ann Dobie, chair; Corey Fecteau ’01 BA, ’15 BS; Theresa Gunn ’96; Alexis Harris-Bates ’18, ’20 MS; Del Rey Honeycutt; John Hosford ’89; Angus Powers ’00; Liam Saccucci-Bryan ’19; Nadine Shardlow ’86, ’17 MS; Holly Shulman ’87; MT Sick; Paul Vecchio; Sherry Walton ’80, ’88 MS; and Jake Yale.