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Proposed Review Team

Joy Hoffman, Ph.D.

(Reviewer/Facilitator) Independent Consultant

Dr. Joy Hoffman (she, her, hers) served as a student affairs practitioner for 24 years, 17 of which were in multicultural affairs. She has spoken at national and regional conferences and facilitated workshops/trainings for colleges, universities, and community organizations on topics regarding inclusive & equitable practice and leadership.

In her most recent role, Dr. Hoffman served as the interim dean of the center for diversity and inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to serving at WashU, she was the inaugural director of diversity initiatives and resource centers at Cal State Fullerton; director of the cultural center, Whittier College; director of multi-ethnic programs, Azusa Pacific University; and director of student leadership development, Concordia University Irvine.

Dr. Hoffman has been involved in National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) at a regional and national level including advisory services subject matter expert for an institutional diversity and inclusion program review, knowledge community leadership, conference planning committees, and NUFP Board. She was honored as a NASPA Pillar of the Profession in March 2019 at the NASPA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Hoffman currently serves as a diversity and equity consultant, trainer, and facilitator with a focus on organizational change, policy, and practice.

Joy received her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from California Lutheran University in 2011. 


Enku Gelaye, J.D.

(Reviewer) Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life  |  Emory University

Enku Gelaye joined Emory in August 2019 as vice president and dean of Campus Life. In that role, she leads a division responsible for delivering services and support for more than 15,000 students in areas that include undergraduate residential life, health and wellness, athletics, and civic engagement, among others.

A nationally recognized leader with more than 20 years of experience in student affairs and higher education, Enku provides strategic leadership for Campus Life, which is recognized internationally for cultivating a campus culture grounded in Emory’s values and the division’s mission to develop students who become informed, compassionate, conscientious, healthy, and engaged global citizens.

As senior vice president and dean, Enku builds partnerships with other university leaders and organizations to advance Emory’s institutional priority of enhancing the undergraduate and graduate student experiences by fully integrating the work of Campus Life with Emory’s academic mission.

Prior to joining the Emory team, Enku served as vice chancellor of Student Affairs and Campus Life at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and earlier as that institution’s associate vice chancellor and dean of Student Affairs and Campus Life. She has held positions at the University of California, Los Angeles, as executive officer in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and as associate dean of students in the Office of the Dean of Students, and at the University of Southern California in the Office of Student Conduct.

Enku holds a juris doctor from the University of Georgia and a bachelor of science degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has served as faculty for the Alice Manicur Symposium (sponsored by the NASPA Center for Women) and was named a “Black Women of Excellence” by the Urban League of Springfield, Massachusetts in 2018. 


Abby Vollmer

(Reviewer/Facilitator/Project Manager) Director of NASPA Advisory Services | NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Ms. Vollmer is director of NASPA Advisory Services. She provides direction, structure, and coordination for all NASPA Advisory Services self-assessments and external reviews of both student affairs divisions and functional areas.

Ms. Vollmer served for over ten years at Doane University in roles spanning across enrollment management and student affairs. Most recently, she served as assistant dean for student affairs where she had responsibility for a variety of programs and services that support students including leadership development, community service and engagement, career services, new student orientation,and student life assessment. She also served in the role of senior student affairs officer as interim dean for student affairs during a time of organizational transition.

Ms. Vollmer held an adjunct faculty appointment within the institution’s interdisciplinary Leadership Studies minor and helped oversee the transition of that program from a ground-based program that was limited to the College of Arts and Sciences to a hybrid program that was open across multiple colleges.

She was also actively involved with NASPA in volunteer leadership roles including serving on the Region IV-W board as the Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community regional representative and as a member of a regional conference planning committee. Ms. Vollmer holds an M.S.Ed. in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and a B.A. in Psychology from Doane University.