Rosie Phillips Bingham, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs
University of Memphis
Dr. Bingham is a native Memphian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Education
from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois and received a Master of Arts degree in
Counseling and Guidance and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State
University. She started her career in higher education in 1972 at The Ohio State University
and moved to the University of Florida in 1978. Dr. Bingham was Associate Director
of the Counseling Center at the University of Florida prior to being hired as Director
for the Center for Student Development at the University of Memphis in 1985. She held
this position until 1993, when she became the Assistant Vice President for Student
Affairs/Student Development. After a national search, Dr. Bingham was selected as
Vice President for Student Affairs in 2003. Dr. Bingham has articulated a division
mission of "Students Learning through Engagement and Involvement."
Dr. Bingham has a national reputation as a leader in the field of psychology. She
has served as president of three national professional organizations—the Association
of University and College Counseling Center Directors, the International Association
of Counseling Services, and the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological
Association. Dr. Bingham was a founder and organizer of the first and second National
Multicultural Conferences and summits of the American Psychological Association. She
was selected as one of 15 women from around the world to participate in the Women
of Color Development Incubator Project funded by the Kellogg Foundation. She served
on the Board of Directors for the American Psychological Association and as Chair
of the Council of Student Affairs for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.
Dr. Bingham is a dedicated, resourceful, and challenging academician and scholar who
publishes in leading journals and writes book chapters and has one co-edited book.
She served on the editorial boards of In Session for the Journal of Clinical Psychology,
Journal of Counseling Psychology, NASPA Journal, Journal of Career Assessment and
is a past member of the editorial boards of the Journal of College Student Development,
the Journal of Counseling and Development, and The Counseling Psychologist. In addition,
she has made numerous presentations at national conventions and conferences.
Dr. Bingham was the co-founder of Black Scholars Unlimited at the University of Memphis
and initiated a Hispanic Academic Enrichment Group at the University of Florida during
her tenure there. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Baptist Women's Hospital
and New Memphis Institute. She is also the past Chair of the Board of Directors for
the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis and has made it a personal mission to
improve the lives of women and children in the Memphis community.