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Former Florida administrator is new dean of students

An administrator at a Florida university has returned to his Tennessee roots as the new dean of students at Austin Peay State University.

Gregory R. Singleton assumed his new position July 16. For the past 10 years, he has been associate dean of students and director of judicial affairs at the University of Miami.
An administrator at a Florida university has returned to his Tennessee roots as the new dean of students at Austin Peay State University.

Gregory R. Singleton assumed his new position July 16. For the past 10 years, he has been associate dean of students and director of judicial affairs at the University of Miami.

“There is so much potential at Austin Peay, and I would like to be the catalyst to raise it to the next level,” Singleton said of his APSU appointment. Before coming to APSU, Singleton was a discipline officer in mitigation hearings and assesses disciplinary sanctions. Also an adjunct faculty member, he taught courses regarding student development and transition to college.

As the new dean of students at APSU, Singleton said he wants to be a “hands-on administrator,” visiting students on the campus and in the classrooms.

“I strongly believe in students and student development and look forward to working with faculty, staff and certainly the students in my new position at APSU,” he said.

Before his previous position, Singleton was assistant dean of students at Purdue University in Indiana and coordinator of fraternity and sorority affairs at the University of Memphis, where he earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's in student personnel services and counseling.

In 2005, Singleton received a Master of Science in Higher Education from Florida International University, Miami, where he also completed coursework and comprehensive examinations for a doctoral degree.

Singleton has made several national and regional conference presentations. He is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association of Student Judicial Administrators and the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA), having served as international president in 1997.

Within Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity, Singleton has served as a former national staff member. He continues to volunteer in the fraternity on a national level. -- Melony Leazer