Dr. Adam Sterritt is the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Academic Partnerships in the Division of Student Life at The University of Alabama. He provides leadership and strategic vision for divisional and campus-wide retention and completion initiatives and directly oversees the John L. Blackburn Institute, Center for Service & Leadership, Ferguson Student Center, First Year Experience & Retention Initiatives, Student Involvement, Student Media, and University Programs. Dr. Sterritt also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Administration program at UA, teaching in both the M.A. and Executive Ed.D. programs. Dr. Sterritt also serves on the editorial board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Journal of College and Character.
Dr. Sterritt joined UA from Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), a newly established state institution outside of Atlanta. As a charter member of the Student Affairs team at GGC he served in progressive leadership roles, started multiple departments within the Division, and helped lead the planning, design, and construction of GGC’s Student Center and Residence Life and Intramurals complex. Dr. Sterritt started his career in higher education at The Florida State University, where he also received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He is a member of the first cohort of the Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Management who graduated in December 2011 and completed programs in comparative higher education in both the Netherlands and Australia. Most importantly, Dr. Sterritt is the proud father of two little boys that are growing up faster than he can handle.