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Travis W. Eichelberger

Travis W. Eichelberger

Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion

Tel: 301-696-3563
E-mail: eichelberger@hood.edu
Office: Whitaker Campus Center, Student Life Suite, Room 224

Education

  • M.S., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Biography

Travis comes to Hood College from south central Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree in English at Shippensburg University, with minors in women’s studies and anthropology. While there, he served in the office of multicultural student affairs and the women’s center. He was inspired by his mentors to continue working in student affairs. Travis served as co-president of Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society and as president for Students Advocating LGBTA Equality. Travis worked as an ENCORE peer leader, Building Bridges facilitator and as the MSA special events coordinator.

After serving as the interim assistant to the director of the office of multicultural student affairs, Travis earned a master's degree in counseling-college student personnel. While completing his graduate work, he served as a graduate assistant for the MSA, and completed internships with the dean of students office and Academic Success Program. He also served as treasurer of Chi Sigma Iota international counseling honor society, co-adviser for the Tunnel of Oppression Program, staff adviser for SALE, and on the Graduate Student Association and GLBT Concerns Committee.

From 2011 through 2015, Travis served as the area coordinator for diversity initiatives in the residence life department at Hood College. He was in charge of Memorial and Coblentz Halls and advised the Black Student Union, Queer Student Union, and La Comunidad. Travis moved into the assistant director of student engagement and coordinator of diversity and inclusion position in July 2015. He now works within the student engagement office to empower, develop and support students on a daily basis. Travis also oversees all multicultural affairs initiatives, advises the cultural bases student organizations on campus, promotes cultural competency education, and helps to advocate for inclusive institutional policies and best practices.