Alisha Vincent, Ed.D.
Executive Director, McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service

Dr. Alisha Vincent has a doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of South Dakota; a master’s degree in organizational development and psychology from Walden University; and a bachelor's degrees in mass and speech communications from Black Hills State University. Prior to arriving at Dakota Wesleyan, she served as the director of service-learning and a leadership and global issues professor at a Wesleyan-affiliated institution. Past experience also includes serving as a non-profit administrator and consultant. Dr. Vincent currently serves as the President of Esperance Education Institute, a global non-profit organization dedicated to educating under-served populations around the world. She is passionate about teaching and uses academic service-learning as a pedagogy in order to connect students to opportunities to make a difference while they learn course content. Her research and teaching interests include: leadership in the non-profit sector, academic service-learning, and international education.

Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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