For more than 20 years, Dr. D’Andra Mull has served the field of higher education and student affairs leading organizations and initiatives that uplift and enable a comprehensively excellent student experience. Throughout her tenure, and beyond the traditional classroom setting, she has sought to create educational environments in which all students can engage, transform and thrive as active citizens in an evolving global society.
Prior to joining CU Boulder, Dr. Mull served as Vice President for Student Life at the University of Florida (UF) leading a team of more than 25 departments committed to developing a robust community for 58,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and was responsible for managing a budget of $140 million. As the university’s chief student affairs officer, she developed and oversaw numerous initiatives to enhance students’ sense of belonging, well-being, and career opportunities, creating pathways for student success. As a key executive leader during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Mull led collaborations with her divisional team, campus leaders and partners, and the greater Gainesville community to create supportive and innovative structures of support for students and staff.
In addition to her role at the University of Florida, Dr. Mull held numerous executive and senior leadership posts within the Division of Student Life at Ohio State, including serving as Associate Vice and Dean of Students; Assistant Vice President; Chief of Staff; Interim Director for the Multicultural Center; Director for Strategic Partnerships, and Director for Graduate Programs and during her 16-year tenure with the Buckeyes. As a practitioner-scholar, her areas of focus include undergraduate, graduate, and global recruitment and retention, community outreach and engagement, organizational development, student support and success, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. As a member of the graduate faculty for the University of Florida and Ohio State, she has taught courses focused on multiculturalism in higher education and student affairs; service learning and leadership engagement; and the administration of higher education and student affairs. Beyond UF and Ohio State, she has also held student life positions at Kent State and Michigan State University.
Dr. Mull serves on numerous student affairs executive committees for state and national organizations, including the American Association of Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and as a higher education consultant in diversity and inclusion initiatives, organizational strategy and development, and strategic global recruitment and retention efforts. She has contributed to numerous national and international knowledge communities as an invited speaker, panelist and author.
Dr. Mull is the recipient of multiple national honors, including the 2022 ACPA Diamond Honoree award for her commitment to the advancement of research, scholarship and programs that uplift college student development and success. She is a first-generation college graduate who earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and criminal justice studies from Kent State University, a Master of Arts in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from The Ohio State University.