Dr. Zdziarski came to DePaul in 2014 from
Roanoke College in Salem, Va., a private liberal arts college with
approximately 2,000 full-time students, where he served as vice
president for Student Affairs and dean of students for over five years.
Before that, he served as assistant vice president and dean of students
for seven years at the University of Florida, with a student body of
50,000. He also served as associate director of student life at Texas
A&M University, where he worked for 15 years in various roles
serving nearly 50,000 students.
Gene is a graduate of Oklahoma State
University, earned his master's degree in education from the University
of Tennessee and received his Ph.D. in educational administration from
Texas A&M. He is a nationally recognized expert on campus safety
issues and has co-authored a book on crisis management.
Gene was named a 2014 Pillar of
the Profession by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
(NASPA), and received the John Koldus Award for Distinguished Service to
NASPA in 2008. He is known for his commitment to collaboration and
fostering students' academic achievement.