J. Lee Peters has served as vice president for student affairs and dean
of students at the University of Hartford since 2002. He is responsible
for management of the student affairs division, which includes
residential life; multicultural, career, and health services;
counseling and psychological services; student centers and activities;
judicial affairs; the community service and health education centers;
the campus ministries; and services for students with disabilities.
Prior to assuming his post at Hartford, Peters had served for four
years as vice chancellor for student affairs at Montana State
University-Billings, where he was also an assistant professor of
educational foundations, and chaired a master’s program in Student
Personnel in Higher Education.
Previously, Peters was dean of student life for eight years at Weber
State University in Ogden, Utah. From 1988-90, he was director of
residence life at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; from 1986-88,
director of student activities, intramurals and recreation, and career
services at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and from 1984-86,
director of residence life/summer conference coordinator at Ohio
Dominican College in Columbus.
Peters has presented and consulted throughout the United
States on topics such as organization influence, diversity, customer
service excellence, and building high-functioning teams.
Peters earned a BS from Michigan State University in 1978, an
MS from The Ohio State University in 1985, and an EdD fom the
University of Utah in 1998.