Dr. Jason L. Meriwether's Bio
Dr. Jason L. Meriwether is an experienced higher education leader with over two decades of service to public and private universities, including nine years of HBCU service. In his roles as Vice President, Jason has been responsible for Enrollment Management, Academic Support, NCAA & NAIA Athletics, TRIO programs, and Student Affairs. Jason has published on topics such as adult learning, student retention, digital learning & engagement, student affairs fundraising, and hazing prevention. Jason is editor of Dismantling Hazing in Greek-Letter Organizations: Effective Practices for Prevention, Response, and Campus Engagement.
In 2014, Jason was selected to Louisville Business First’s Top Forty under 40 list and as one of Business First’s 20 People to Know in Education and Workforce Development. In 2014, he was honored as Outstanding Kentuckian, and was commissioned to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. In 2016, Jason was named one of Southern Indiana Business Source’s 20 under 40.
Jason is a financially active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and has conducted education workshops for numerous Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA), and National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO) chapters, in addition to multiple multicultural, service, honors, and music fraternities & sororities. Jason’s national presentations on legal issues related to hazing have been the subject of cover stories in the Student Affairs Today Newsletter and in College Athletics & The Law, and he has conducted national webinars for StudentAffairs.com and HigherEdHero on hazing prevention. As an advocate for community engagement, over 15,000 documented hours of volunteerism, service, and mentoring has been completed by sororities and fraternities under my leadership.
Jason was a Higher Education & Social Media contributor for Socialnomics.net and has been a guest blogger for the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community Blog and for the Student Affairs Collective. Jason is also contributing author of What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube, published in 2015. Jason served the American College Personnel Association as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology in Student Affairs and the Directorate for the Commission for Student Conduct and Legal Issues. A current and active member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Jason served on the Program Committee for the NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference. A former junior basketball coach for Youth Incorporated and the YMCA, Jason has also been an assistant flag football coach for the YMCA and an assistant baseball coach for the New Albany Little League in Indiana.
A native of Guthrie, Ky., Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Louisville. He earned the Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Fisk University, and was selected for the inaugural Academic Leadership Academy at The Pennsylvania State University Center for the Study of Higher Education, which he completed in 2011, earning a certificate. Jason earned the Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a Specialization in Higher Education Leadership from Indiana State University. His dissertation was titled, The Impact of Hazing Rituals on the Intent to Report: Examining the Perceptions and Beliefs of Undergraduate Students in Greek Letter Organizations.
Jason currently serves Humboldt State University a public, comprehensive, four-year Hispanic Serving Institution with a population of 6000 undergraduate and graduate students with 61 undergraduate and graduate programs, as Vice President of Enrollment Management.