Ronald Chesbrough, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2009
Educational Leadership and Higher Education
M.Ed., University of Vermont, 1985
Organizational & Human Resource Development
B.A., State University College at Potsdam, 1978
Psychology & Economics
President, St. Charles Community College, 2011-2016
Vice President for Student Affairs, Hastings College, 2005-2011
Dean of Students, Johnson State College, 1993-2005
Director, Upward Bound, Johnson State College, 1989-1993
Director, Service Learning Programs, Trinity College, 1987-1989
Associate Director, Career Services, Champlain College, 1986-1987
Director of Co-Curricular Learning, Rock Point School, 1980-1986

2015 Education Progress Award, St. Charles Economic Development Center Partners for Progress, for partnership with the Midwest Machine Tool Training Center
2015 Top Workplace selection for Greater St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2014 Great Colleges to Work For selection, Chronicle of Higher Education
2014 Top Workplace selection for Greater St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2013 Top Workplace selection for Greater St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2013 Education Progress Award, St. Charles County Economic Development Center Partners for Progress, for creation of joint Nursing & Allied Health Center with Lindenwood University
2013 Job Development Award, Progress 64 West, for creation of joint Nursing & Allied Health Center with Lindenwood University
2013 Arcus Award Finalist for Educational Attainment, St. Louis Regional Chamber
2012 Who's Who in St. Louis Business Leaders selection, St. Louis Commerce Magazine
2012 Beyond the Best Award recipient, Streetscape Magazine, St. Charles, MO
2011-2012 Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Executive Leadership Academy selection; one of 20 cabinet level administrators selected from over 600 CIC member colleges.

Selected Presentations
Moving the Needle on Trustee Advocacy, Moderator, Annual Leadership Congress, Association of Community College Trustees, October 2013, Seattle, WA.
10 Things You Should Know About Gender Differences in College, Lead Presenter with Kellom, G. and Sax, L., April 12, 2011, National seminar, Magna Publications.
Reaching Across Departmental Borders to Enhance First-Year Student Success, Panel Presentation, NASPA Region IV-West, November 5, 2010, Omaha, NE.
A Retention Strategy Yielding Measurable Results, University Business Webinar, October 28, 2010.
College Students & Service: Promoting Active Involvement & Learning Among all Students, Paper Presentation, Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, October 15, 2010.
College Students and Service Involvement: Toward a Model of Servant Leadership, Presentation, Uncommon Lunch Series, Klein Academic Enrichment Center, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT, October 2009.
College Students and Service: An Exploration of Motivations, Choices, and Learning Outcomes, Research Presentation, Midwest Consortium on Service Learning, Omaha, NE, September 2009.
Successful Collaborations: Nourishing Partnerships for First-Year Student Success, Coordinating Presenter, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators National Conference, Spring 2009.
Different Campuses Use Different Approaches to Support First-Year Students' Transition, Presentation, Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Spring 2009.
Men's Leadership Through College, 6th Annual Conference on the College Male, February 13-14, 2009, Presentation, Best Practices for Involving College Men, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

Selected Publications
Journal article, "College Students and Service: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Motivations, Choices, and Learning Outcomes," Journal of College Student Development, anticipated publication November 2011.
Book Review, "Helping College Students Find Purpose: The Campus Guide to Meaning-Making," Nash, R.J. & Murray, M.C., Jossey-Bass, 2010, Journal of College Student Development, Volume 51, No. 5, September-October 2011.
Article, "Turning Deficiency Thinking on its Head: How to Support First Generation and Non-Traditional Students," Student Affairs Leader, October 2010, Magna Publications.
Article, "Looking at Gender: Student Development for the New Millennium or the New Sexism?" Student Affairs Leader, September 2010, Magna Publications.
Article, "Another Look at Retention: Creating a Culture of Success," Student Affairs Leader, August 2010, Magna Publications.
Book Chapter, "Engaging Men in Service: Lessons from Hastings College," in Engaging College Men: Discovering What Works and Why, Kellom & Groth (eds.),Men's Studies Press, August 2010.
Article, "The Dying Art of Self-Advocacy: Helping our Students to Help Themselves" Student Affairs Leader, July 2010, Magna Publications.
Article, "Helping College Students Find Purpose: An Interview with Robert Nash & Michelle Murray," Student Affairs Leader, June 2010, Magna Publications.
Article, "Increasing Volunteerism and Service in College," Student Affairs Leader, May 2010, Magna Publications.
Book review and interview w/author: "The Gender Gap in College: Maximizing the Developmental Potential of Women and Men," Linda Sax, San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2008. Student Affairs Leader, Vol. 37, No. 3, February 2009.
Article, "From Animal House to Big Brother: Student Privacy and Campus Safety in an Age of Accountability," Student Affairs Leader, Vol. 36, No. 7, April 2008.
Book review: "Encouraging Authenticity & Spirituality in Higher Education," Arthur Chickering, Jon Dalton, and Liesa Stamm, San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2006. Christian Higher Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, April-June 2008.
Article, "Outsourcing Caring: The Rise of the Corporate Coaching Industry," Student Affairs Leader, Vol. 35, No. 22, November 2007.

Board Memberships/Community Involvements
Missouri Community College Association Presidents/Chancellors Council, Chair, Jefferson City, MO
Missouri Campus Compact Board/Executive Committee, Chair, Springfield, MO
Economic Development Corporation Executive Board, Chair-elect, St. Charles, MO
Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson, 2014 Membership Drive
Commerce Bank Advisory Board, St. Charles, MO
Partners for Progress Executive Board, St. Charles, MO
United Way of Greater St. Louis Board, St. Louis, MO
United Way of St. Louis Western Region Board/Chair 2014 Campaign, St. Charles, MO
St. Louis Regional Chamber Association Board, St. Louis, MO
St. Charles Regional Chamber Auxiliary Board, St. Charles, MO