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Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs
Vice President for Student Development

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs is Vice President for Student Development and Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas in addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and a M.Ed. in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University, and intensive Spanish study from Universidad de Morelia and Instituto Technologico de Monterrey.

Dr. Jacobs is a former editor of the Journal of College Orientation and Transition and received the NODA President's Award and the NODA Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contributions to the Orientation Profession. She is the recipient of the “John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer” from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region III; the “Ted. K. Miller Achievement of Excellence in Assessment Award” from the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS); and the “Gold Excellence Award” from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. She is a member of the National Advisory Board for the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and a faculty member for the “Donna M. Bourassa Mid-Level Management Institute” for the American College Personnel Association She is the author of numerous publications including The College Transfer Student in America: The Forgotten Student and is a noted speaker and consultant on student transition.