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July 20, 2018

Kimberly Chestnut, the current assistant vice president for student affairs at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., has been selected as the University of Wyoming associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students. (Kimberly Chestnut Photo)

Kimberly Chestnut has been selected as the University of Wyoming associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Her appointment, contingent upon approval by the Board of Trustees, is scheduled to begin Aug. 20.
Chestnut is the assistant vice president for student affairs at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., a post she has held since 2017. West Chester University was founded in 1871 and serves a full-time enrollment of 17,000 students.
She oversees West Chester’s Identity, Health and Wellness unit, which includes the Counseling Center, Student Health, Center for Women and Gender Equity, Wellness Promotion, LGBTQA Center and Campus Recreation. Chestnut also chairs various committees that work closely with departments that provide service and response to students in times of challenge, including public safety, student conduct, Title IX, the counseling center and academic affairs.
Chestnut holds a doctoral degree in human sexuality education and a master’s degree in education, both from Widener University in Chester, Pa. She received her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Chestnut has held positions at the University of Colorado; Berkeley College in New Jersey; Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, Ohio; Temple University in Philadelphia; and Widener University.
“We are very excited to welcome Kimberly Chestnut to UW and Laramie,” says Sean Blackburn, UW vice president for student affairs. “She will be a key leader in the Division of Student Affairs and brings to us a wealth of experience.”
Chestnut says she looks forward to her new position because of what the …

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