Tevis D. Bryant Appointed Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Allegheny College

Tevis Bryant, VP for student life and dean of students at Allegheny College
Tevis Bryant, Ed.D.

Tevis D. Bryant, Ed.D., has been appointed as vice president for student life and dean of students at Allegheny College, one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold.

Bryant joined Allegheny in September 2021 in the role of assistant dean for institutional diversity, working to advance ongoing development for all personnel centered on diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Since January 2022, he also had served as the college’s acting vice president for student life and dean of students.

In his new role, Bryant is the chief student affairs officer responsible for key aspects of holistic student success and the student experience. He leads the Division of Student Life, which includes Community Standards and Wellness, the Counseling and Personal Development Center, the Dean of Students Office, Public Safety, Residence Life and Student Leadership and Engagement. He also collaborates closely with colleagues in offices across campus, including the Provost and Dean of the College, the Maytum Center for Student Success, and Economic, Civic & Community Engagement, among others.

“Tevis Bryant made an immediate, positive impact when he joined the Allegheny College community, demonstrating a spirit of innovation, partnership and care,” said Allegheny President Hilary L. Link, Ph.D. “We are thrilled that he has taken on this important role leading the college’s Division of Student Life, and we are looking forward to the collaborative planning and work he will continue to do to strengthen the student experience further.”

Before joining Allegheny, Bryant served as director of student life at Plymouth State University. He oversaw a wide range of areas related to the student experience, including community impact, orientation and new student programming, student government, fraternity and sorority life, diversity and inclusion organizations and campus recreation. Among other duties, he was also responsible for grant writing, assessment and networking initiatives.

“I am honored to take on this role, and I am very excited to integrate my previous work from diversity and inclusion into student life,” Bryant said. “President Link’s strategic priorities of holistic student success and inclusive excellence integrate nicely with my vision for reimagining what student life and engagement is and looks like at Allegheny. As I continue in this work, I plan to increase the volume of co-curricular services we offer to students through a lens of access and equity. I really want students to receive communication from Student Life and become instantly excited.”

Prior to joining Plymouth State University, Bryant held positions as the inaugural director of diversity at Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity Inc., the program coordinator with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Center for Teaching & Learning, and the assistant director of student engagement and development (fraternity & sorority affairs) with Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Along with his administrative roles, Bryant has taught courses in public speaking and the first-year experience at Plymouth State University, Rowan University and Lebanon Valley College. His professional service includes membership in the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, the American Counseling Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Bryant holds a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Rowan University, a Master of Education in student affairs/college counseling from Monmouth University and a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and dance from Rowan University.