2019 Conference Keynote Speaker             Keynote

Dr. Tom Segar 

     Presentation Day/DateWednesday, May 22, 2019


 Dr. Tom Segar has been an independent consultant to higher education institutions, public school   systems, and other educational organizations for over 15 years.  He speaks, writes, and   researches on leadership, student development, diversity, and social justice topics, and has   created and evaluated educational programs for colleges and universities.  He has delivered over   200 keynote addresses, invited talks, and presentations at over 60 institutions and organizations   throughout the United States.  He has presented over 30 refereed national and regional   conference presentations.

 Dr. Segar serves as the vice president for Student Affairs at Shepherd University where he oversees the dean of students office, residence life, student activities, leadership programs, the health center, counseling services, disability support services, student engagement, student success, multicultural student affairs, veterans support services, fraternity and sorority life, international student services, new student programs, information technology services, and several other functions.

Dr. Segar is an affiliate graduate professor in the Shepherd University College Student Development and Administration graduate program teaching courses on the higher education student, higher education administration and legal accountability, student leadership development, and management and leadership in student affairs. 

Dr. Segar earned his B.S. in psychology with a certificate in African American studies from the University of Maryland, and his M.S. in counseling with a specialization in college student personnel from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.  He earned his Ph.D. in college student personnel administration from the University of Maryland.  His concentration was teaching and social justice in higher education.  His dissertation, a national study including over 94,000 participants, explored the relationship between socio-cultural issues discussions and social change behaviors among undergraduate students.