Art King – VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Art King is Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Baruch College, City University of New York. He first joined the College in 2014 as Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students. Previously, Art was Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at San José State University (SJSU), where he also served as interim Vice President for Student Affairs. Prior to his time at SJSU, Art worked as Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Diversity and adjunct faculty in the College of Education at Towson University, and before that he held progressively responsible leadership positions and adjunct faculty roles at George Mason University (GMU) and Georgia Southern University (GSU).
As Vice President, Art has administrative oversight for functional areas and services that include: Athletics & Recreation, Starr Career Development Center, Counseling Center, Early Learning Center, Health Services, New Student & Family Programs, Housing & Residence Life, Student Disability Services, Student Life, and Veteran Student Services. In his role as Dean of Students, he oversees the Campus Intervention Team (CIT), community standards, and academic integrity.
A servant leader with 25+ years of experience in public higher education serving diverse student communities, Art underwent specialized management training in leading transformation and change through the Management & Leadership in Education (MLE) program at Harvard University; he completed PhD coursework in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at GMU, earned MEd and BS degrees from GSU, and received an AAS from the Barbados Community College.
Recognized for his advocacy, service, and expertise in enhancing the student experience, promoting inclusive excellence, and supporting student success, Art is actively engaged in a number of national organizations including NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, ACPA – College Student Educators International, and the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE). In 2017, he concluded a three-year term on the National Advisory Council of NCORE – National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education. Art has presented at numerous international, national, and regional conventions on a variety of topics that examine emerging trends in higher education, with particular emphasis on social justice issues impacting college access and success of first-generation college students and those from under-represented groups.