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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.

The Vice President for Student Affairs
Administration Building, Room 235.
Phone: (901) 678-2114.
Email: student@memphis.edu.

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