Dr. Phillip “Flapp” Cockrell is a native of Columbus, Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies Education from Mississippi University for Women, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership Student Affairs Administration from Florida International University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. Dr. Cockrell has toured and studied higher education policies and practices abroad in England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Affectionately known as Dr. Flapp, he has a passion for educating and promoting diversity and inclusion that encourage tolerance, respect, and appreciation of others. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Flapp has worked as an academician and practitioner within Student Affairs. Dr. Flapp served as a residence hall director at The Ohio State University, assistant director for diversity education and programs, director of orientation, and director of student life at Mississippi University for Women, and associate vice provost for student affairs at Jackson State University. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Mississippi University for Women and Jackson State University as well as guest lecturer at many colleges and universities.
As a past chairperson for the American College Personnel Association – Pan African Network, Dr. Flapp was actively engaged in advocating on behalf of students and professionals from underrepresented populations and assisting with programmatic efforts at colleges and universities nationwide. He has a strong interest in working with diverse student populations and implementing programs and services that contributes to their success of being global citizens. Dr. Flapp’s scholarly interests center on the experiences of first-generation, low-income, African American students in post-secondary institutions.
He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., where he most recently served as the Chief of Staff for both the State of Mississippi and Pi Tau Sigma Chapter of Columbus, MS. Currently, Dr. Flapp is a member of Beta Phi Sigma Alumni Chapter of Toledo, Ohio where he serves a Secretary.
Other involvements include a member of the National Association of Student Affairs Practitioners, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and charter member of the Professional Leadership Alliance. He was recently appointed to the Boy Scouts of America Erie Shores Board. Dr. Flapp has received many outstanding awards and recognition including the 2012 Institutions of Higher Learning Black History Month Honoree, MLK Dream 365 Unsung Hero, and Excellence in Service to Students Awards, Mississippi University for Women Recent Outstanding Alumni, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. – Dedication and Service Award, The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award, and Who’s Who in Black Mississippi to name a few.
Dr. Flapp assumed the role of vice president for student affairs in January 2018, having previously served as UT’s interim vice president for student affairs from June 2017 to December 2017, and associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students April 2016 to May 2017. He is responsible for the student conduct, recreation services, Title IX, multicultural student success, Greek Life, Toledo Excel, international student services, career services, residence life, counseling and advocacy of University of Toledo students. He has oversight of student life activities--including UT’s residence halls of 3000+ students and more than 350 student organizations--and the Thompson Student Union on Main Campus. He is married to his college sweetheart – Pamela and they have a dog – Princeton.
The eldest daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Luoluo (pronounced “lō-lō”) Hong is a passionate and energetic educator, leader and student advocate who initiated her career at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (1992-2000). She joined the executive leadership team of San Francisco State University as the Vice President for Student Affairs as of May 1, 2014. Prior to SF State, beginning January 2008, Luoluo served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Hawaiˈi at Hilo, where she concurrently took on the role of Acting Athletic Director for one and a half years through 2009. Other senior administrative roles have included Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students at Shepherd College (2000-2002); Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002-2005); and Dean of Student Affairs at the West campus for Arizona State University (2005-2007).
At each campus where she has worked, Luoluo has taught undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and been an affiliated faculty member in a variety of disciplines, including Kinesiology, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Psychology, and Criminal Justice & Criminology. Luoluo was also a tenure-track Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at ASU and was tenured as an Associate Professor in Public Health Leadership & Education in UH Hilo’s College of Pharmacy.
Luoluo holds a BA in Psychology from Amherst College, a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership & Research from LSU in Baton Rouge. A nationally-sought after speaker and trainer in the areas of violence prevention, social justice, and leadership, Luoluo has delivered over 2,200 presentations and keynoted over 40 conferences and meetings. Formerly a consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health, Luoluo sits on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Center for Scholarship, Research & Professional Development for Women and on the Women’s Network Executive Council for the American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group. She also just completed a term as chair-designee for the Pacific West Athletic Conference from 2011-13.
An alumna member of the Delta Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, Luoluo has volunteered with numerous rape crisis centers across the country and with Kiwanis and the Chamber of Commerce in the East Hawaiˈi Island community. Luoluo is the proud parent of two rambunctious felines: a seven-year old orange tabby named Phoenix and a one-year old Siamese mix who loosely answers to Comet. Luoluo can occasionally be found masquerading as a level 90 human warlock in World of Warcraft.
Dr. Patricia (Patty) A. Perillo hails from Wilmington, Delaware. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and learned early in her college career that education has the power to transform lives. She knew that she wanted to work in higher education as a vehicle to make the world – one person and community at a time – a better place.
Patty worked at six institutions of higher learning before coming to Virginia Tech. They include the University of Delaware, State University of New York (Plattsburgh and Albany campuses), State University of Maryland (College Park and UMBC campuses), and Davidson College. She has worked in every functional area of student affairs, always focused on creating collaborative learning partnerships with student and academic affairs. She began her work at Virginia Tech in 2012, and the university’s lived values of community, service, diversity and inclusion, and learning resonate with her deepest values, so she feels like she has come home to the Hokie Nation!
As a renowned scholar-practitioner for 30 years, Patty provides leadership and oversight for 25 departments and administrative units in the Division of Student Affairs. With a team of 3,600 students, faculty and staff; a budget of more than $160 million; and responsibility for 30 percent of the campus physical capital, she is committed to ensuring transformative learning experiences for students. She is an assistant professor in the higher education program at Virginia Tech, past president of ACPA–College Student Educators International, and recently became certified as an executive/life coach.
She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Delaware. She has received many honors and awards, including ACPA’s Esther Lloyd Jones Professional Service Award, ACPA’s Diamond Honoree Award, and inductions into Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa.
In her free time, Patty enjoys spending time with her wonderful spouse, extended family and close community of friends, and engaging in the arts, athletic events, outdoor activities, exercise, prayer, reflection, music, reading, and entertaining. Her family remains one of her greatest gifts in this lifetime. Her father was the youngest of 15 and mother was the oldest of three. Patty is one of eight children with more than 80 first cousins, and still lovingly claims Wilmington as her home community.
Dwayne Todd is the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Dean of Students at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he provides executive leadership for a talented team of colleagues working in community service learning, career services, counseling services, health services, multicultural affairs, orientation and new student programs, public safety, residential life, retention initiatives, student involvement, and student conduct processes. Additionally, he serves as OWU’s Title IX Officer. Dr. Todd previously served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Columbus College of Art & Design, where he invested 15 years to build a comprehensive student affairs program for the institution. Dr. Todd also served in various student affairs roles at Texas Christian University and was the Assistant Chairman of the MBA program at Franklin University. His career spans more than 22 years of work as a passionate advocate for student learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and vibrant institutional environments.
Dr. Todd received his BM in Music from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, his MDiv from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and his PhD in Higher Education Administration at The Ohio State University. He has served in a number of leadership roles with ACPA – College Student Educators International (a comprehensive student affairs association with approximately 7,000 members worldwide), including five years in various Governing Board positions. He currently serves as a President-Elect of the ACPA Foundation and as Co-Chair for the ACPA Institute for Aspiring Senior Student Affairs Officers. Dr. Todd is also a Past President of the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA), and is a member of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the Association for College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), and the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA).