Keynote Speaker

AUCCCO is very excited to welcome Dr. Shawnté Elbert as the 2023 Annual Conference Keynote speaker, Dr. Elbert will present on Wednesday, June 14, 2023!

Dr. Shawnté Elbert

Dr. Shawnté Elbert is an accomplished leader and student affairs administrator with a depth and breadth of experience in college student health and wellness, including harm reduction, prevention and risk management. Dr. Elbert has a strong background in policy review and development, health and wellness compliance and public health theory and practice. She is a skilled course and programmatic developer with significant experience in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. A strong advocate for historically marginalized and minoritized students, Dr. Elbert has vast expertise in the areas of public health administration, addressing health equity and disparities, peer education and leadership development.  Originally from North Carolina, and a first-generation college student, Dr. Elbert earned a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and a master’s degree from Chatham University, along with a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership & Management from the St. Thomas University in Florida.

She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the American College Health Association, the 2020 recipient of the Evelyn Wiener Mentoring Award, and still serves as an Aspire Mentor. In NASPA she is the past 2019-2022 co-chair for the Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community and served on the Peer Education Advisory Board and the Fraternity & Sorority Life Health, Safety, and Well-being Working Groups.  

As the Associate Vice President for Health and Well-being, Dr. Elbert supports Student Life’s employee wellness, Counseling and Consultation Service, department of Recreational Sports, Student Health Services and Student Wellness Center.

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