M.L. “Cissy” Petty

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The George Washington University

M.L. “Cissy” Petty serves on the president’s leadership team of The George Washington University, as vice president for student affairs and dean of students. She is known for her strategic leadership, thoughtful approach to student affairs and passion for issues of diversity and equality. She has a reputation for ensuring all students feel a deep connection and a sense of belonging to their college experience. Recognized nationally as a thought leader in higher education, she is a proven change agent who uses assessment and strategic planning to implement institutional priorities. She presents extensively on issues of leadership, culture, and collaboration.