NEW ORLEANS – Dillard University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roland N. Bullard Jr. as Vice President for Student Success.
In this role, Bullard will be responsible for oversight of Student Affairs, University Housing, Career Services, Health Services, TRiO programs, Recreation & Wellness, the University Chaplain’s Office, and the Campus Police Department.
Bullard graduated from Indiana University with a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy Studies. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Florida Atlantic University; a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina; and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis.
Bullard has spent the previous 18 years working on college campuses, with roles at his alma mater, Florida Atlantic, as well as serving as Director of Student Activities at Presbyterian College; Coordinator of Academic Support Programs at IUPUI; Learning Site Director for ITT-Technical Institute; academic dean for non-traditional student programs at Charleston Southern University; administrative fellow at Harvard University; Vice President for Student Development at St. Augustine’s University; and as Executive Dean in the Division of Student Success at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
He is a member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, American College Personnel Association, Southern Association for College Student Affairs, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Bullard and his wife, Rachel Sloan Bullard, have two sons, Raylind and Roland III.
“Dr. Bullard brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to students to Dillard University,” President Walter M. Kimbrough says. “His work as an executive and his level of dedication to continuing to learn about best practices in student engagement and support make him well suited to advance Dillard’s mission.”
“As the needs of students and our student populations continue to change, it is increasingly important that universities stay at the forefront of providing the services that help them transition from high school to the college environment and from the student experience to graduation,” Bullard says. “That has been my calling throughout my career and I look forward to this opportunity to help our educators, professionals, and most importantly our students embrace their unique skills in reaching our potential as a division and theirs as the future leaders of tomorrow.