Vice President of Student Affairs
Dr. LeRodrick Terry serves as the vice president of student affairs at Rio Salado College. He joined Rio in July 2015. He leads the division of student affairs and institutional advancement. Student affairs includes academic advisement, admissions, records, and registration, disability resources and services, financial aid, international education, judicial affairs, Male Empowerment Network at Rio, military advisement, student life and leadership, testing and assessment, and veterans services. Institutional advancement includes advertising, college copy center, graphic design and photography, media relations, recruitment, community outreach and events, and web development. In addition, he serves on the President’s Advisory Council and the President’s Cabinet.
He earned a doctorate and master’s degree in higher education administration from Auburn University, a master’s degree in leadership from Shorter University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Kent State University.
Terry previously served as the dean of student services at Hillsboro Community College in Tampa, Florida. In his role as dean, he was responsible for the supervision, administration and implementation of student services that supported the instructional and workforce programs of the college. The division of student services included academic advising, counseling, admissions, student records, registration, student organizations, testing center, student conduct hearings, career planning and placement, student orientation, disabled student services and veteran affairs. He is also an experienced college instructor who has served as faculty at colleges throughout the country.
In 2015, he was recognized in the Covington Who’s Who in North American Education. In addition, he is a graduate of the Alabama Association of Education and Opportunity Program Personnel Emerging Leaders Institute and the National Council on Student Development (NCSD) Community Colleges Student Development Leadership Institute. Recently, Dr. Terry was recognized by Rotary International with the “Rising Star” Service Award for exceptional leadership in directing initiatives to increase small business growth and commerce within the community.