Knowledge Community Director
Vice President for Student Affairs, Rider University
Knowledge Communities Director-Elect
Dr. Leanna Fenneberg serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Rider University in New Jersey where she is responsible for promoting student learning and student success among a diverse community of students. Prior to this role she spent nearly two decades in Jesuit, Catholic higher education, developing a foundational grounding in promoting social justice and engaging reflection in action. Primary leadership contributions and areas of professional focus include diversity, equity and inclusion, academic and student affairs partnerships, womxn’s issues, assessment of student learning, and student success and retention for all students. Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration (Saint Louis University), M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services (University of South Carolina) and B.A. in Communication (Marquette University).
Her service-orientation extends professionally where Dr. Fenneberg has served as both the Co-Chair for the Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Knowledge Community and Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs (SAPAA) Knowledge Community prior to being appointed to the role of National Knowledge Community Director. Personal service to the community has included volunteerism with Shriner’s Hospitals, Central Institute for the Deaf, and as a Board member for the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction.