Amy Badal, a 14-year veteran of Bucknell University's Division of Student Affairs, has been named dean of students. Badal assumed the role in August, having served as acting dean since March.
"Amy has performed magnificently during her tenure as acting dean," said Bucknell President John Bravman. "She possesses an exceptional combination of experience, skill and passion for our students' well-being — qualities that are essential for the leader of our Division of Student Affairs.
"As an undergraduate-focused, residential-learning University, we are, above all, a student-centered institution," said Bravman. "Our Division of Student Affairs is a critical partner in delivering on our mission."
Badal joined the University in 2001 as assistant dean of students and student affairs class dean for the first-year class. She now oversees a range of student-life matters, including new student orientation, residential education and off-campus living, campus activities and organizations, fraternity and sorority affairs, religious life, multicultural interests, student leadership and wellness services.
As a member of Bucknell's Provost Council, Badal works closely with the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and the dean of College of the Engineering. She is also a member of the President's Operations & Management Group.
Prior to joining the University in 2001, Badal earned her doctorate in student affairs administration from the University of Georgia. She also earned a bachelor's from Western New England University and a master's from Miami University.