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McPherson College Welcomes New VP For Student Life

Dr. Khalilah Doss

Dr. Khalilah Doss takes over as vice president for student life and dean of students at McPherson College

McPherson College is excited to welcome Dr. Khalilah Doss as its new vice president for student life and dean of students, starting July 1. Doss is filling a critical role, as she will provide leadership as MC works to define the future of a residential campus as part of its strategic plan, Community by Design.

“Dr. Doss is a welcome addition to our community. She will connect well with our students. Her broad-based skills will help elevate the work we are doing in student life and engage the entire campus in our work to reimagine the residential experience,” said McPherson College President Michael Schneider.

Most recently, Doss served as the assistant dean of students for Lincoln University. At Lincoln, she designed the first and second year experience for the residence halls, as well as led the office of residential life and housing, international student services, auxiliary services and the office of new student programs and engagement. She has extensive experience working with student athletes, special populations and international students.

Before Lincoln, Doss was assistant director of residential life at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. There she assisted the director with managing the residential life and housing department. Her responsibilities included creating and executing diversity programs, academic and social programs, leadership development, student development and assisting with recruitment and retention efforts.

“I am honored for the opportunity to join the McPherson College family, and work with the stellar faculty, staff and students who call McPherson home,” said Doss. “It was clear during my visit that the campus has a commitment to academic excellence and creating a robust co-curricular experience for students. This commitment aligns with my values as it relates to higher education and I am excited to serve the campus and surrounding community in my new role. Go Bulldogs!”