Denise DeZolt, PhD

Vice Co-Chair, Board of Trustees

Denise DeZolt, PhD has over 30 years of experience in higher education, with the last 15 in global quality assurance and accreditation. She has served in numerous academic and executive leadership roles, including interim president, chief academic officer, and Provost, and senior vice president for global accreditation, quality assurance, and compliance. 

DeZolt’s community and professional service activities have included committee service and as peer evaluator/team chair of visiting teams for accreditors; participation on college/university and community boards, involvement in professional organizations, coordination of faith formation programs; and service on human participants in research review boards. Her presentations at international, national, state, and local professional conferences have been in the areas of global accreditation and quality assurance, higher education in the for-profit sector, and virtual teaching and learning. She was the primary or co-primary investigator on federal, state, local, foundation, and university grants related to serving diverse populations of children and adolescents. Additionally, she worked in private practice for several years focusing on children and families.

DeZolt earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Kent State University, her M.S. Ed. in Counseling from the University of Dayton, and her BA in Behavioral Science from SUNY Plattsburgh.

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