Penny Rue joined Wake Forest University as vice president for campus life and professor of counseling in July 2013, with broad responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of students and their education outside the classroom. She served as vice chancellor-student affairs at the University of California, San Diego for six years. She previously served for eight years as dean of students at the University of Virginia. She served for five years as senior associate dean of students at Georgetown University and for seven years as Georgetown’s Director of Student Programs. Earlier in her career she held posts at The University of Maryland and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her doctorate is in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland, where her dissertation research focused on a conceptual study of community on the college campus. Rue has taught the capstone class in the San Diego State University Master’s Program in student affairs and college student development in the higher education doctoral program at the University of Virginia. She has a Master’s degree in student personnel services from The Ohio State University, from which she received the Maude Stewart Outstanding Alumna Award in 2011, and an A.B. magna cum laude in English and religion from Duke University. In 2011 she was named a Pillar of the Profession by the NASPA Foundation, and is the current board chair of NASPA.
Allison Tombros Korman, MHS, is the senior director of Culture of Respect, which builds the capacity of educational institutions to end sexual violence through ongoing, expansive organizational change. In her role, Allison works to ensure that all higher education institutions, wherever they may be on the road to creating their own campus’ culture of respect, have the resources they need to achieve this mission and the opportunity to learn from evidence-based research and the best practices of their colleagues. Allison brings to Culture of Respect more than fifteen years’ experience in health policy, programming, and education with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has provided management, support, and technical assistance to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and served as the associate director of education for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) in Washington, DC.