Dr. Judy Hample was president of UMW from 2008 to 2010. Prior to holding that office, she served for nearly seven years as chancellor of Pennsylvania’s 14-campus, 110,000-student public university system. Also chancellor of the State University System of Florida, she spent nearly two decades on college campuses, serving in a variety of faculty and academic administrative positions.
During Dr. Hample’s tenure, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) made significant advances in key areas related to student achievement, academic quality and operational effectiveness. As PASSHE chancellor, she encouraged the development of a variety of new policies, programs, and initiatives, all designed to create a culture of accountability and performance throughout the State System.
In her role as chancellor, Dr. Hample served as PASSHE’s chief executive officer, overseeing an annual operating budget of $1.8 billion and more than 12,000 faculty and staff. Her focus on systemwide accountability and performance funding also resulted in significant improvement in retention and graduation rates for students across all 14 PASSHE universities, a significant increase in the number of accredited academic professional programs at all of the universities, and improvement in the first-time pass rate by students seeking teacher certification. PASSHE’s minority enrollment increased from 3.7 percent of the student population in Fall 2001 to 11.4 percent in Fall 2007. The number and percentage of minorities among students, staff, and faculty also increased during Dr. Hample’s tenure.
Prior to being named PASSHE chancellor, Dr. Hample served the State University System of Florida’s Board of Regents as vice chancellor for planning, budgeting and policy analysis (1998-2000), executive vice chancellor (1999-2000), and chancellor (2001). In Florida, she oversaw 40,000 employees and an annual operating budget of $5.2 billion.
Dr. Hample’s higher education system experience was complemented by more than 20 years of campus experience as a faculty member and academic administrator. Her first faculty appointment was at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana as a lecturer and director of intercollegiate debate in the Department of Speech Communication. Her first administrative appointments were at Western Illinois University as a department division director and, later, assistant dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. She also served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emporia State University in Kansas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana State University, and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Toledo in Ohio. In her campus administrative appointments, Dr. Hample also held tenured professorships.
She was active in many professional organizations, including the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), and the American Council on Education (ACE), for which she completed a term as board member on the ACE Commission on Women in Higher Education.
Dr. Hample earned bachelor degrees in communication and secondary education (French) from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Her master’s and doctoral degrees, both in communication, came from The Ohio State University.