Board of Trustees

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Chair of the

Board of Trustees

Term: 2017 - 2023

University of Virginia, PhD, Counselor Education
University of Virginia, M.Ed., Counselor Education

Key Expertise:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Expanding Service Capacity for Under-Served Communities


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Rhonda Bryant


An active member of the counseling profession, Rhonda has held leadership roles in diverse counseling organizations and in community settings since obtaining her Ph.D. from University of Virginia in 2000. With expertise in mental health, substance abuse, and counseling in educational settings, she holds credentials including the NCC, NCMHC, NCSC, and diplomate status with the American Mental Health Counseling Association in trauma and substance abuse counseling.

Rhonda is committed to eliminating mental health disparities and takes every opportunity to educate the public about the value of professional counseling. As Associate Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students at the University of the Pacific (Stockton, San Francisco, and Sacramento Campuses), Rhonda oversees seven units, including: Assessment; Conduct and Community Standards; Intercultural Student Success; Latino Outreach; New Student and Family Programs; Residential Life and Housing and University Dining Experience and Student Success Coaching. Her commitment to transforming higher education to better meet the needs of the diverse student communities is visible in her daily engagement with students and leaders on her campus and in other professional partnerships. In her current role, her units provide services to more than 6,000 students.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and building lego puzzles with her husband Lawrence, enjoying their children and grandchildren, and all things Star Wars.