About Dr. David W. Parrott
Dr. David W. Parrott has served in a variety of administrative roles in higher education at numerous institutions including at the University of Louisville, University of Florida, Texas A&M University, Western Michigan University, and Western Kentucky University including Vice President, Interim Vice President, Executive Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff, Dean of Students, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, and Director of Residence Life.
Dr. Parrott earned his doctorate at the University of Louisville in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration. His dissertation research focus was racial identity development.
Additionally, he holds an M.A. in College Student Personnel and a B.S. in Business Management from Western Kentucky University. Dr. Parrott consults with, and is an invited speaker for, higher education institutions, student affairs staff, university police departments, residence hall staff, civic organizations, and regional and national organizations. He is a seasoned consultant in higher education legal issues, student conduct, threat assessment, and race relations. Dr. Parrott has extensive knowledge of higher education legal and compliance issues related to Student Affairs.
Dr. Parrott has served as adjunct faculty and taught higher education law at the University of Louisville, University of Florida, Texas A&M University, Western Kentucky University, Western Michigan University, and Bowling Green State University where he educated both Student Affairs Master’s and Higher Education Administration Doctoral students. He has served on the faculty for the Gehring Academy, the national training academy for student conduct officials, for the Student Organization Institute, the national training institute for those who supervise or train advisors of student organizations, and the NASPA AVP Institute, the national training institute for Associate and Assistant Vice Presidents for Student Affairs
Dr. Parrott has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) (formerly ASJA) in the following capacities: Director at large, President-elect, President, and immediate past President. He has also served as Chairperson and board member at large for the ASCA Foundation. Additionally, he is active in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and has presented numerous times at both NASPA and ASCA. Dr. Parrott is a charter member of ASCA, an honorary member of the Golden Key Honor Society, and was awarded Life Membership in Delta Sigma Pi - the International Business Fraternity. He is a recipient of ASCA’s highest honor, the Donald D. Gehring Award that is given in recognition of sustained exceptional individual contributions to the field of student conduct administration. Dr. Parrott was also awarded the President’s Award by the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA).
Dr. Parrott is married to Dr. Kelli Peck Parrott, and they have two sons, Jackson (17) and Jason (15). Dr. Parrott enjoys his two dogs, coaching, being a sports spectator, speaking to groups, fishing, shooting target pistols, and tinkering with his Ford truck and old Jeeps.
Professional with earned doctoral degree and progressively increasing responsibility. Extensive experience in leadership, supervision, and organizational development. Extensive knowledge of higher education legal and compliance issues related to Student Affairs. Over 25 years of experience in crisis management and 15 years in threat assessment. Seasoned consultant (over 20 years) in higher education legal issues, student conduct, Student Affairs, and race relations. Effective in working across divisional lines to initiate collaborations, to build coalitions, and to find effective solutions to mutual concerns in alignment with organizational goals. Extensive graduate and undergraduate teaching experience at multiple institutions for over 20 years.
Proven record of sustained positive results at four institutions of higher education, as board member and president of a national association, and as chair of a foundation. Leadership style that is inclusive, collaborative, and decisive. Experience in leading organizations through periods of change, while also maintaining traditions, stability, and effectiveness. In-depth understanding of the legal parameters for student affairs work, race relations, and threat assessment. Proven track record of developing productive, effective and long-lasting relationships throughout the university and with external stakeholders.
Doctor of Education, University of Louisville
Areas of Concentration: Educational Psychology: College Student Personnel
Advisor: Dr. Donald D. Gehring, Professor
Dissertation Research: The Effects of Inter-Racial Interaction on Racial Identity Development
Master of Arts, Western Kentucky University
Counselor Education: College Student Personnel
Teacher Certification, Western Kentucky University
Bachelor of Science, Western Kentucky University
Title IX and ADA Coordinator, University of Louisville, September 2019 to Present.
Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Florida, June 2016 to May 2019.
Executive Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff, Texas A&M University, October 2008 to June 2016.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Texas A&M University, June 2008 to September 2008.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life, Texas A&M University, Fall 2004 to October 2008.
Dean of Student Life, Texas A&M University, August 2001 to Fall 2004.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Western Michigan University, July 1999 to August 2001.
Associate Dean of Students, Western Michigan University, August 1997 to July 1999.
Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life, Western Kentucky University, July 1994 to July 1997.
Director of Residence Life, Western Kentucky University, July 1986 to July 1994.
Chair and Board Member, ASCA Raymond H. Goldstone Foundation, February 2008 to 2015.
President and Board Member, Association for Student Conduct Administration ASCA (formerly the Association of Student Judicial Affairs, ASJA), (Approximately 2700 members representing 1500 institutions), February 2000 to February 2006.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, August, 2020 to present.
Member, Graduate Faculty, University of Florida, May, 2017 to May, 2019.
Clinical Associate Professor, Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, Student Personnel and Higher Education Program, University of Florida, June, 2016 to May, 2019.
Member, Graduate Faculty, Texas A&M University, May, 2006 to May, 2016.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Student Affairs and Higher Education Program, Texas A&M University, August 2001 to May, 2016.
Affiliate Faculty Member, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Western Michigan University, August 1997 to August 2001.
Adjunct Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Bowling Green State University, January 1999 to May 1999.
Associate Member, Graduate Faculty, Department of Educational Leadership, Western Kentucky University, January 1993 to July 1997.