For release: August 14, 2008
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Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president for student affairs and a professor in
Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research at the University of Memphis, has
been elected to the board of directors of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham
She has served as president of the Association of University and College Counseling
Center Directors, the International Association of Counseling Services, and the Society
of Counseling Psychology of the APA. She is an APA member of Divisions 1, 17, 35,
45, and 51 and serves on the group’s board of educational affairs.
Bingham is a founder and one of the organizers of the APA’s National Multicultural
Conference and Summit. She was an APA presidential candidate in 2006 with the campaign
slogan “Exclusion is Easy, But Inclusion is Power.”
She came to the U of M in 1985 as director of the Center for Student Development.
She became assistant vice president for student affairs/student development in 1993
and was named vice president for student affairs in 2003.
A 1971 graduate of Elmhurst College, Bingham later earned her M.A. degree in counseling
and guidance and her Ph.D. degree in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University.