Vernon Wall

Vernon A. Wall has accumulated over 30 years of professional Student Affairs experience at Iowa State University, the University of Georgia, UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has experience in Greek life, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development, global education and university housing. Vernon currently lives in Washington DC where he serves as the Director of Business Development for LeaderShape, Inc. Vernon is also President and Founder of One Better World, LLC – a consulting firm specializing in engaging others in courageous social justice and equity conversations. In spring of 1998, Vernon sailed with Semester at Sea as a member of the Student Life Team accompanying 600 students on a voyage around the world. Vernon is currently serving as President of ACPA – College Student Educators, International.

With degrees from North Carolina State University and Indiana University, Vernon is the consummate scholar-practitioner. Vernon is a nationally known speaker in the areas of social justice and leadership styles and is one of the founders and facilitators of the Social Justice Training Institute. Vernon has written several articles and has co-edited two books on issues of inclusion on today’s college campus. His award-winning programs and presentations have been seen by thousands of students, faculty, and staff on campuses across the country. Vernon’s passion for social justice and inclusion is grounded in a quote from his late grandmother: “May the work I’ve done speak for me.”

“I felt that he was able to present the issue of diversity in a non-threatening way, which is different from most diversity exercises I have been a part of.”

— A Student Participant, Davidson College (NC)

“We were pleased to have you bring your unique style to our campus. We hope to be able to have you return as we continue to move ahead with the challenge of student leadership”

— Director of Student Activities, Dekalb College

“How do you do it? You motivated my students to make a change. I can honestly say we’re moving toward the appreciation and celebration of human differences.”

— Assistant Dean of Students, UNC – Greensboro

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