Meet the Dean

Dr. Vernon HurteDr. Hurte joined Iowa State University as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students on July 3, 2017.


Prior  to his time at Iowa State, Dr. Hurte served as Assistant to the Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Students at the College of William & Mary, the second oldest university in the United States. At William & Mary, Dr. Hurte provided leadership, strategic vision, organization and administrative oversight of campus-wide programs, services, and operations for the following departments and functional initiatives/areas: Academic Enrichment Programs (including the campus-wide tutoring program), the Center for Student Diversity, and The Haven, an inclusive gathering space for support for those impacted by sexual violence  and harassment.

Vernon lives in Ames, with his partner Regenea; his two children, Myéva and Vernon, II; and their 120-lb. cane corso, Ceasar. In his spare time, Vernon likes to spend leisure time with his family, traveling, working out, and playing golf.



  • Doctor of Philosophy; Educational Psychology – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 2004
  • Master  of Divinity – Virginia Union University, May 2009
  • Bachelor of Science; Psychology – Bowie State University, May 2001

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