Carrie Ingoldsby has over seventeen years of experience as a student affairs professional. Carrie joins us from Mercer University, where she spent 12 years as the Director of Campus Life and Student Involvement. Before her time at Mercer, she served as the Assistant Director of Campus Activities at Bucknell University for four years.
Carrie has extensive professional experience in crisis management/on-call rotation, student conduct, budgeting, Title IX investigation, assessment, and strategic planning. Throughout her career, Carrie has been committed to increasing student involvement and enhancing the student experience by providing civic engagement and leadership program opportunities.
Carrie earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), a Master of Science in Education – Student Services Administration from Baylor University (Waco, TX), and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mercer University. A recipient of the Barry Jenkins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Life, a member of the Leadership Macon class of 2015, and currently a member of ACPA (American College Personnel Association) and NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators).
As the Dean of Students, Carrie says there are many areas of the college that she will be focusing on this semester. Carrie will work closely with the Student Government Association (SGA), the Center for Leadership and Involvement (CLI), and Residence Life to increase student involvement in organizations and events. One part of this is promoting collaboration among organizations and departments to create high-impact experiences for students. She has also begun conversations with student leaders across campus to come up with new and exciting traditions to instill pride in and celebrate Wesleyan College. Carrie will also oversee the implementation of the new CEO Institute mentorship initiative scheduled for this spring.
A message from your Dean:
“I am excited to kick off the spring semester at Wesleyan as the new dean of students. I have enjoyed meeting a number of students in my first few weeks, and hope to get to know all of our students by the end of the spring. I am really looking forward to attending the many Wesleyan educational, social, and athletic events offered this spring. If you have not gotten involved on campus with an organization or attended an event, I encourage you to join me at some of these events. If you want to say hello or have something I can help you with, feel free to stop by my office in the Student Affairs suite on the 2nd floor of OSP. Go Wolves!"