Terrence L. Frazier, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Services
OCAT Interim Director
Terrence L. Frazier, Ph.D. is a student affairs administer who prides himself on being a student-centered leader with a proven track record of fostering positive and supportive student environments on the campuses he has served. His love for student affairs began on the campus of Ohio University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education. As a student at Ohio U, Frazier became involved in college organizations and activities. He served as Student Senate President, President of the Black Student Union and an active member of the Greek Letter community as a member of The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. While attending Ohio U, he was co-founder of the campus chapter of The NAACP and active in various other aspects of student life and student affairs. Frazier previously was the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at Alabama A and M University. In this role, he was responsible for the development and management of university-wide leadership, vision, and strategic planning. Specifically, he focused on the integration of learning inside and outside of the classroom; provided oversight on all matters pertinent to student safety concerns; supported full-time staff in the areas of Student Conduct, International Programs, Counseling Services, and Health Services; and managed an annual budget of approximately one million. Prior to AAMU, Frazier was the Director of Multicultural Affairs for Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. There, he successfully restructured the Office of Multicultural Affairs by establishing and rebuilding relationships across student affairs, academic affairs and athletics; implementing collaborative programming that engaged students in their holistic development; and working with alumni to establish an endowment scholarship for students. Additionally, he has worked at Iowa State University and Ball State University as Interim Director of Greek Affairs and Assistant Director of Student Organizations and Activities, respectively. While at Iowa State, Frazier earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. His dissertation research topic was “African American College Men Holding Leadership Roles in Majority White Student Groups.” Frazier has presented at several regional and national conferences and across numerous college campuses, speaking on a range of topics: Diversity, Leadership, Relationships and Greek Life. Frazier is affiliated with and highly involved in numerous professional associations in higher education and student affairs including National Association of Student Affairs Professionals and American College Personnel Association where he serves on the African American Male and Female Summit Faculty. Frazier recently had the honor of attending the Harvard Graduate School of Education Management Development Program. In 2012, he received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from Iowa State University College of Human Sciences and was named a Notable Leader in the Nacogdoches Community. Frazier’s greatest professional accomplishment, however, is helping students successfully matriculate and graduate while also gaining indispensable leadership skills along the way. Frazier’s greatest personal success is marrying his intelligent and beautiful wife, Nikki. She is his heart and soul which gives him the strength to improve himself as a husband, father, son, brother and man of God. Together they have two young daughters, Melia and Madison, both of whom keep a big smile on his face.