April Thompson

April Thompson headshotThompson, who started as SUNY Cortland’s chief of staff on Sept. 1, 2022, most recently served as the vice president of student life and dean of students at Allegheny College. Her many accomplishments at Allegheny included leading vital offices such as residential life, counseling and health, public safety, student conduct, institutional crisis management and incident command.

Prior to her time at Allegheny, Thompson served as associate vice president and dean of students at Binghamton University from 2012 to 2018 and worked in campus life in a variety of capacities at Dartmouth College from 2001 to 2012.

Thompson is a 1995 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in zoology and she earned a master’s in higher education leadership from Arkansas in 1996. She is currently working on her dissertation toward a Ph.D. in community and public affairs/public administration from Binghamton University.