Gail Zimmerman is the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UVA Wise. Prior to coming to Wise she served as the associate vice president for student affairs at Keene State College in Keene, NH and served as dean of first-year students at Dartmouth College prior to that. Her career includes work at Texas Christian University and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Zimmerman has experience leading mental health, health and wellness, student conduct, disability services, residential education, veterans’ services and orientation efforts.
Zimmerman earned her associate’s degree in medical laboratory technology from Trocaire College, a bachelor’s degree in biology from D’Youville College, a master’s degree in student personnel administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her doctorate in education in higher education administration and leadership from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her doctoral dissertation focused on supporting students with psychiatric disabilities in higher education.
Zimmerman has taught career discovery and educational research courses, and she has presented her research at the NASPA Conference, hosted a popular professional association for student affairs administrators in higher education, and at the NACADA conference, the premier global association for the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research and practice of academic advising.