University Life Leadership Team

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Dr. Mamta Motwani Accapadi (she/her/hers)
Vice Provost for University Life

Mamta Motwani Accapadi, Ph.D. is Penn’s Vice Provost for University Life. She defines her work by saying: “My job is to believe in other people’s children.” She oversees a collaborative collective of departments that support 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, as well as Penn faculty, staff, families, alumni, and community members. Dr. Accapadi came to Penn in 2020 from Rollins College, where she served as Vice President for Student Affairs following four years as Dean of Student Life at Oregon State University. Her prior experience at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, includes roles as University Ombudsman, Diversity Education Coordinator, Advisor to Greek Life and Education, Coordinator of the International Teaching Assistant Program, and Assistant Director of the Multicultural Information Center. Recognized nationally as a student affairs thought leader and practitioner, she chaired the NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program – which named its annual Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award in her honor. She earned a bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in Microbiology, all from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Christine Brown-Lawrence (she/her/hers)
Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for University Life
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Rev. William C. Gipson (he/him/his)
Associate Vice Provost for
Equity and Access
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Laurie A. Hall (she/her/hers)
Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Operations
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Tamara G. King, J.D. (she/her/hers)
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs
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Monica Yant Kinney (she/her/hers)
Chief of Staff and
Chief Communications Officer
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Sharon Smith (she/her/hers)
Associate Vice Provost for University Life
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Mary Spada (she/her/hers)
IT Technical Director
Technology Services

University Life Organizational Chart

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Provost

Dr. Wendell Pritchett

Vice Provost for University Life

Dr. Mamta Motwani Accapadi

Executive Assistant

Christine Brown-Lawrence

Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access PennKIPP Pre-Major Advisor

Rev. William C. Gipson

Center for Hispanic Excellence:
La Casa Latina
Director

Dr. Krista Cortes

Greenfield Intercultural Center
Director

Valerie De Cruz

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center
Director

Dr. Erin Cross

Makuu: The Black Cultural Center
Director

Dr. Brian Peterson

Pan-Asian American Community House
Director

Peter Van Do

Penn Women’s Center
Director

Sherisse Laud-Hammond

Associate Vice Provost for
Student Affairs

Tamara Greenfield King, J.D.

Career Services
Executive Director

Dr. Barbara Hewitt

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
Director

Col. Matthew C. Culbertson

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Director

Vacant

Office of Student Affairs
Executive Director

Katie Bonner

Platt Student Performing Arts House
Director

Laurie McCall

Associate Vice Provost for
University Life

Sharon Smith

Penn Violence Prevention
Director

Malik Washington

Student Intervention Services
Director

Lauren Rudick

Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Executive Director

Dr. Jane Holahan

Learning Resources
Director

Dr. Ryan Miller

Student Disabilities Services
Jesselson Family Director

Aaron Spector

Tutoring Center
Associate Director

Valerie Wrenn

Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Operations

Laurie A. Hall

Space and Events Management
Director

Vacant

Chief of Staff and Chief Communications Officer

Monica Yant Kinney

Design Services
Director

Marjan Osman Gartland

Development and Alumni Relations
Associate Director

Andrea Alhadari Patton

IT Technical Director
Technology Services

Mary Spada