Andrew T. Arroyo, Ed.D.

Affiliate Professor, Educational Leadership

Andrew T. Arroyo, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D. in higher education, Regent University
  • M.A. in humanities, emphasis on philosophy (21 hours completed), Old Dominion University
  • M.A. in New Testament, emphases on Greek and Hebrew, Regent University
  • B.A. in philosophy (78 hours completed prior to early admission to graduate school), Old Dominion University

Research interests

  • Leadership at minority-serving institutions
  • Diversity, inclusion, and equity, especially as related to student success
  • Theory development and testing related to student success

Career highlights

  • W. George Selig doctoral fellow (2007-2010)
  • Recipient of Lilly Endowment-funded, UNCF Career Pathways Initiative funding
  • Recipient of UNCF Career Pathways Initiative award for co-creating the HBCU Consortium for 21st Century Faculty Development

Recent publications/projects

  • Arroyo, A.T., Maramba, D.C., Allen, T.O., Khalil, D., & Palmer, R.T. (Eds.) (Fall 2019). Models and bridges for supporting students at minority serving institutions. New Directions for Student Services. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Baker, D., Arroyo, A.T., Braxton, J., & Gasman, M. (2019). Student persistence at commuter HBCUs: A longitudinal test of a theoretical model. Journal of College Student Development.
  • Commodore, F., Baker, D., & Arroyo, A.T. (2018). Black women college Students: A guide to student success in higher education. New York: Routledge.
  • Palmer, R.T., Maramba, D.C., Arroyo, A.T., Allen Ozuna, T., & Boykin-Fountaine, T. (Eds.) (2018). Effective leadership at minority serving institutions: Exploring opportunities and challenges for leadership. New York: Routledge.


Andrew T. Arroyo is associate professor of Educational Leadership and interim senior vice provost for academic affairs in the Office of the Provost.

Dr. Arroyo is a scholar-practitioner with a record of success in and outside higher education. He has substantial central academic affairs experience in two provost's offices. Additionally, he served as department chair for three required university courses enrolling 2,000 students in over 50 sections, provided oversight of over 50 faculty liaisons and instructors.

While on faculty at a public historically Black university (HBCU) for 11 years, Dr. Arroyo reached the rank of associate professor with tenure. He has secured over $3,000,000 in grant funding, largely focused on career pathways initiatives for historically marginalized populations. Andrew has also published dozens of books and articles in the area of minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

Prior to entering higher education, Andrew and his family spent over a decade living and working in distressed communities with the goal of partnering with residents for personal and collective revitalization.

Curriculum Vitae

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