Dr. Pierson is the University’s Vice President for Student Affairs and oversees areas including Student Housing, Campus Dining, Recreation, Student Conduct & Integrity, the Counseling Center, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Campus Police. He has worked at Longwood since 1992 and served as Vice President for Student Affairs since 2000. He previously served in student affairs positions at Willamette University and Michigan State University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University.
Ms. Steele has been the Dean for Student Engagement since Fall 2015, coming to Longwood from her previous post as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Co-Curricular Life at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia. Cheryl loves talking with students and serves in multiple other advisor roles for various student organizations. Cheryl holds a Bachelor's Degree in History/ Social Science and a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Montevallo in Alabama.
Trish has been the SGA Fiscal Technician and Administrative Assistant since the summer of 2017. She brings to the office the gift of teaching and training, along with years of experience in customer service, event coordination and office management. Trish serves on Longwood’s campus with her husband Matt McGregor, Associate Vice President of Wellness and Auxiliary Services. Their son is at Longwood in his third year as a Business Major, while their daughter, ‘18, worked as the 2018-19 Presidential Fellow. Trish has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Amber has worked in the Office of Alumni and Career Services since September of 2018, serving as Program Specialist of Alumni Engagement. During her time as a student at Longwood she was involved in Class Council, SGA, Longwood Ambassadors, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. Amber holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Longwood.
Ashley has been the Director of Scholarships since January 2018 in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Longwood. During her time as a student at Longwood she was involved in SGA, Class Council, Peer Mentors, and Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Longwood and a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Student Affairs Leadership from Old Dominion University.
Mary Jo is the Director of Web and Social Content and has worked in Longwood’s Marketing department since October 2008. Mary Jo has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master’s in Bioengineering from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Newcastle University in England. Mary Jo also serves on the University Diversity Council.