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khristian kemp-delisser

Director

klkempde@syr.edu / 315-443-3983

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khristian kemp-delisser is the Director of the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University.  A lifelong social justice educator, they have worked in Residence Life, LGBT Student Services, and Multicultural Affairs at various public and private universities, including the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, University of Vermont, and Colgate University. They have researched and presented widely at regional and national conferences on the experiences, needs, and cultural practices of LGBTQ+ students and staff of color in higher education. Inside the classroom, they have designed and taught courses on creative writing, gender and sexuality, student development theory, and intergroup dialogue.

They have previously served on non-profit boards and consulted with high schools, businesses, and educational organizations that serve LGBTQ+ youth and adults, including Outright VT, Pride Center of VT, and the Central New York Alliance of LGBTQ Offices and Resources.

They hold a Bachelor's in English and Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University and a Master's in Student Higher Education & Affairs Administration and an Ed.D in Educational Policy & Leadership, both from the University of Vermont.