Fayetta M. Paulsen Lecture

Each year, Residence Life at BGSU sponsors what is known as the Fayetta M. Paulsen Lecture as a staff development initiative for Student Affairs and the Higher Education program. This lecture is in honor of Faye Paulsen who served as Dean of Students at BGSU for many years. She retired after nearly 30 years at BGSU and was involved both on our campus and nationally at many levels.


2018 Paulsen Lecture


DATE | Friday, April 13
TIME | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION | Bowen-Thompson Student Union | McMaster Room 308.

The lecture this year will be presented by Dr. Kathleen Kerr, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Executive Director of Residence Life and Housing at the University of Delaware.


Dr. Kerr actively partners with students and campus colleagues to create a once in a lifetime community experience where students learn, contribute, thrive and achieve their aspirations. With oversight for Residence Life & Housing; two Student Centers; and New Student Orientation, her job is to move the departments forward strategically while helping to identify synergies and intersections where they can support one anothers’ work with students, improve student learning and the services they provide. Learn more...

Past lecturers have included:

  • Dr. Jancie Gerda (2016)
  • Dr. Kathy Collins (2015)
  • Dr. Sherry Woosley (2014)
  • Dr. Susan Komives (2013)
  • Nancy Footer (2012)
  • Dr. Pat Mielke (2011)
  • Dr. Jan Arminio (2010)
  • Dr. Peggy Jablonki (2009)