Jeffery T. Burgin, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Southern Illinois University

Dr. Jeffery T. Burgin, Jr. has carried and embodied the message of learning, cultural growth, and service to others as his career in higher education has taken him to multiple universities throughout the U.S. A common thread during his career has been encouraging and facilitating multicultural appreciation and diligently overseeing many aspects of student well-being. Dr. Burgin currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Southern Illinois University. He has also served in the capacity of Chief Student Affairs Officer at Talladega College, Belmont University and Alabama A & M University. Other institutions where he served at the administrative level are Washington & Jefferson College and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Dr. Burgin holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati (BA- African American Studies/Pre-Law), Ohio University (MED-College Student Personnel) Talladega College (MBA) and the University of Alabama (EdD-Higher Education Administration).  He is an active member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He serves as a board member for Boys & Girls Club of Southern Illinois and a mentor for Jackson CEO, has served as a Member at Large of the University of Cincinnati Board of Governors, and is affiliated with several social and professional organizations:

  • American Council for Education (ACE)
  • Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

He was awarded the 2023 Diamond Honoree and the 2018 Erica J. Holloman Award by American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Pan African Network, and is a recipient of the ACPA Standing Committee on Multiculturalism’s Outstanding Contribution to Multicultural Education Award (2003) and the University of Cincinnati’s Mosaic award for contributions to diversity.

He is driven to create opportunities for learning and fellowship with everyone in his reach, giving generously of his time, talent and treasure along the way. His movements are guided by a deep commitment to Christ, education, service, social justice, and actively engaging young people toward integrating these pursuits and principles into their lives.