Division of Student Affairs


Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs


Higher Education

Areas of Expertise

Students, Student Success

Jody Donovan

Donovan serves as the assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Colorado State University. Donovan also teaches and advises graduate students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program.

During the past three decades, Donovan has worked in a variety of student affairs positions at both large public and small private institutions. In every position, the highlight of her day has been working directly with students.

Donovan was selected as a Pillar of the Profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the NASPA Foundation in 2016 in recognition of her many years of outstanding teaching, research, and service to the profession.

Donovan earned her Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs leadership at the University of Northern Colorado, received her master’s degree in counseling and college student development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University.