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Henriques selected as USI Executive Director for Student Success

June 13, 2024

Dr. David Henriques has been selected as Executive Director for Student Success, effective Monday, July 1. He will report to Troy Miller, Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management.

In this role, Henriques will provide strategic leadership and vision for University Division to enhance student success, retention and graduation rates at USI. He will lead a team of full-time staff, senior administrative assistants, graduate assistants and undergraduate student employees in the Center for Exploring Majors, the four undergraduate advising centers, Academic Skills and Career Counseling.

Henriques served in various faculty and administrative roles supporting student equity, transition, belonging, success, persistence and retention, and campus-wide academic advising programs. He has significant experience in advocating for, implementing, designing and teaching within first-year experience programs. Additionally, he has led programs for undeclared students, placement testing, career exploration and academic coaching.

Most recently, Henriques served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Academic Advisement and Student Development at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He also served as the Coordinator of the Exploratory Program and the Director of Academic Advising. His research interests include academic advising, student resiliency, learning communities, first-year and first-generation students, student-athletes and programs for undecided/undeclared students.

Henriques earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s degree in clinical psychology, both from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a master’s degree in adult education and a doctorate in higher education administration, both from Widener University.  In his free time, he gardens, reads about wellness and self-improvement, frequents the gym and spends time with his four children. 

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