All Press Releases for May 16, 2024

Marquis Who's Who Honors Orlando T. White for Expertise in Residential Education

Orlando T. White serves as the associate dean of residential education at Stanford University

He oversees undergraduate students' resident assistant (RA) program.

    STANFORD, CA, May 16, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Orlando T. White has been recognized for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. White has carved a distinguished career in residential education for more than 15 years, currently serving as associate dean of residential education at Stanford University. In this role, he oversees undergraduate students' resident assistant (RA) program. Given that Stanford is primarily a residential university with the largest RA program globally, his responsibilities are vast and include recruitment, training, and maintaining all processes involved in the program. Additionally, he ensures compliance with necessary regulations and collaborates closely with campus partners and senior administration to ensure the program's success.

Before his tenure at Stanford University, Mr. White was the assistant director of residential education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). There, he honed his skills in managing residential life programs and contributed significantly to enhancing student living experiences. Previously, he served as a residential life coordinator at the same institution, where he began to make his mark in residential education. His journey in this field started as a residence life coordinator at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and as a building manager at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Mr. White initially studied mass communications at Colorado State University Pueblo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science and later served as a residence hall director. Though he initially aspired to work in television production, he was forced to contend with the difficulties presented by the economic recession of 2008. Due to his experience working as an RA during his undergraduate degree, he pursued a master's degree in public administration at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and pursued his career path in earnest.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. White is actively involved in various civic organizations and has received numerous accolades for his contributions to student affairs. He volunteers with the American Lung Association's Northern California Chapter Annual Stair Climb Competition and co-chaired events like his high school reunion. His commitment to mentorship and community service is evident through his involvement with the Student Affairs Buddy Program at Stanford University, the First Generation Mentoring Circle at UNLV, and other civic-minded organizations. Additionally, he has co-authored a case study with Dr. Kevin Wright regarding an anthology series that will examine men of color initiatives at colleges and universities using the culturally relevant leadership learning model.

In his personal life, Mr. White is passionate about animals and pets, traveling and participating in stair-climbing fundraiser competitions worldwide. Looking ahead, he intends to pursue further academic qualifications, to move into more senior leadership roles outside the private school sector. His long-term goals include contributing to research and publications within his field of expertise.

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