Gary Van Zinderen has over 20 years of experience in higher education and during his career, Gary has dedicated his life to cultivating environments that foster opportunities to experience the exchange of thoughts, beliefs, and information.
While serving for such institutions as the University of Jamestown, Frostburg State University, Ithaca College, and Johns Hopkins University, Gary has assumed a variety of responsibilities that bridge his passions for academics and student affairs.
As a leader in the student affairs profession, his goal is to engage students in a challenging and supportive environment with a team approach. He finds it incredibly rewarding to watch students grow into responsible members of a global community who value difference and possess moral sensitivity.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS