Golden Joins Gannon’s New Division Of Student Development And Engagement

Denise_Golden_NewPosted: May 24, 2013

Gannon University has announced the appointment of Denise R. Golden as director, residence life.  In this capacity, she will provide the vision and leadership for innovative programming, policies and practices that promote student engagement, development and retention.

Golden joins Gannon from Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she had worked in the university's residential living and learning program for four years, most recently as associate director.   She had previously been a residence education coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for five years.

At Gannon, she will have the opportunity to develop a residence life program that extends the University's new strategic plan and the goals of a newly formed division of student development and engagement.  The program will emphasize holistic spiritual development, globalization, service, leadership and student wellness.

Golden received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Coastal Carolina University, and her Master of Education degree in higher education and student personnel services from the University of South Carolina.  She is currently enrolled in Doctor of Higher Education degree program in educational administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

She is a member of the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Association of College & University Housing Officers International's Women in Housing Education subcommittee.