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Dr. Emilye Mobley

Vice President for Student Development and Professional Growth

843-383-3901 ext. 3905

Dr. Emilye Mobley is a seasoned administrator who served small colleges most of her career. Her professional positions have included vice president for student affairs at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC; dean of students at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC; and director of residential life at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. However, as the vice president for student development at GSSM, she often states that she never expected to have this much fun at work during this season in her career. She is also an educational consultant focusing in student affairs, higher education administration, program evaluation, and staff development. Her research interests include character development, civility, and organizational behavior and culture.

Dr. Mobley earned a doctorate in educational studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from UNC Greensboro and her bachelor’s is in education from UNC Chapel Hill. She also completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. UNC - Greensboro
  • M.Ed. UNC - Greensboro
  • A.B. UNC - Chapel Hill

How long have you worked at GSSM?

I started at Governor's School in July 2010.

How long have you worked in academia?    

I have worked in the academy for 35 years.

Tell us what you love about working at GSSM.    

I enjoy working with the students and watching their holistic growth during their enrollment.

Are you a member of any professional organizations?    

  • NASPA - Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education
  • CEP - Character Education Partnership
  • ICAI - International Center for Academic Integrity

What's the best thing about Hartsville?    


What's your favorite quote?    

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.