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Dr. Jill Creighton

Dean of Students & Associate Vice President for Campus Life 

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Dr. Jill Creighton
Dean of Students & Associate Vice President, Campus Life

Student-driven solutions, transparency, and activating our BRAINS, these are the elements that Jill Creighton believes are essential for a top university, components that the returning Washingtonian is proud to bring to her home state.

Her acronym, BRAINS, encourages students, staff and faculty alike to be bold, responsive, assessment-guided, individualized, nimble and socially just. This is Creighton’s approach to move the WSU community to become on the of the top 25 public research universities in the country.

More specifically, Creighton’s vision for the Division of Student Affairs’ Campus Life pillar is, “a place where students can go for support and connection, where administrators and faculty can collaborate with us to assist students, and where our team members can thrive, no matter where they are in the WSU system.”

“Jill brings a history and commitment to partnering with students, faculty, and staff to enhance various aspects of campus life,” says Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president for student affairs.

Creighton oversees the Center for Community Standards, Housing and Residence Life, the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Office of the Dean of Students on the WSU Pullman campus, as well as support campus life efforts on all WSU campuses across the system.

Previously, Creighton served as the assistant dean of students for conduct and operations at the University of Oregon, where she supervised the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the university food security taskforce, and operations and assessment for the Office of the Dean of Students. In addition, she worked at New York University where she led student conduct efforts at 14 global locations across six continents.

Creighton has served as the president of the Association for Student Conduct Administration and currently serves as the Region V Public Policy Division representative for NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. She received her Bachelor of Arts in music from Central Washington University and her Master of Education in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. She earned her doctorate in public administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.