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Delmy M. Lendof

Vice President for Student Affairs, Pratt Institute

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Dr. Delmy M. Lendof is a Student Affairs professional with over 25 years of experience working in higher education and serving students at public and private universities.  She currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Pratt Institute. As Pratt’s vice president for student affairs, she is responsible for managing a vibrant student life program and providing dynamic and purposeful leadership steeped in a commitment to art, culture, social justice, and shared governance. In her role at Pratt, she provides leadership and direction in the areas of Career and Professional Development; Counseling Services; Health Services; Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation; Interfaith Campus Ministry Council; International Student Affairs; Learning/Access Center; Parent and Family Programs; Residential Life and Housing; Resilience, Wellness, and Well-Being Project; Student Advocacy and Care Coordination; Student Conduct; and Student Involvement and Orientation.

Before joining Pratt, Dr. Lendof served in several key student affairs positions at New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Dr. Lendof was the school’s senior student affairs officer, including oversight of student advisement; registration services; crisis response, counseling, and wellness; and student engagement and leadership. Prior to her role at Steinhardt, she served as assistant to the senior vice president for student affairs, Title IX adjudicator, and director for residential staff and programs. 

Dr. Lendof is also an adjunct assistant professor at NYU Steinhardt and Teachers College, Columbia University, and has been an invited speaker at other universities throughout her career in higher education. In addition to her roles at NYU, Dr. Lendof has held student affairs positions at Rutgers University; Teachers College, Columbia University; and State University of New York College at Old Westbury. As an active voice supporting student diversity, inclusion, and social justice, she has published and co-authored several pieces on the topic, ranging from Addressing Diversity: A Multi-Pronged Approach Is Necessary to Meet the Needs of a Changing Student Body and the Staff Who Serve Them (ACUHO-I Talking Stick) to Connecting Conduct and Social Justice (In Hudson, J., Acosta, A., & Holmes, R. C. (Eds.)). In recognition of her many accomplishments, she has received several awards for her leadership, strong student-focused philosophy, and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Dr. Lendof is highly involved in regional and national organizations and has presented at a number of conferences. She currently serves as a co-chair for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community (LKC), Expert-in-residence at the 2021  joint Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO) and Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers (MACUHO) regional conference.

Dr. Lendof is a proud first-generation college student passionate about mentoring students and professionals. She received a doctor of education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has a master of science in college student development from Long Island University and earned her bachelor of arts in politics, economics, and society from the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.


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