Dr. Carmen Tillery is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Indiana State University where she has oversight for the African American Cultural, the Student Counseling Center, the Office of Students Activities and Organizations, including Greek Life, the Hulman Memorial Student Union, Student Judicial Programs, Student Publications, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the Student Government Association, the Union Board and the Associate Dean of Students who serves as the university Ombudsperson. She also serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Department of Educational Leadership, Administration and Foundations at ISU. She has been a professional in the field of Higher Education for the last 24 years. As a young professional, Dr. Tillery started out in residential life and has since virtually worked in every area of Student Affairs including; New Student Programs, Multicultural Affairs, Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Leadership Programs, Judicial Affairs and in Academic Affairs including Academic Advisement and Student Support Services (TRIO). Dr. Tillery is particularly skilled in the areas of crises management, diversity and mediation and conflict resolution. Dr. Tillery is a member of the 2009 cohort of Millennium Leadership Institute, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and a member of the Alice Manicur Symposium, 2010 cohort.
Dr. Tillery earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and her Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, Student Personnel from Iowa University. Dr. Tillery has experience from a wealth of institutions and is familiar with the student experience from the perspective of being on/a commuter, traditional residential, private, public, highly selective, at-risk, historical Black, predominantly white and the community college experience. She is highly adaptive and subscribes to the practice of Servant Leadership as her primary operating style.
Dr. Tillery may be reached in the Office of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at 812-237-3888.