PresenterPhotoJohn Henderson serves as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Parent and Family Programs at Colorado State University (CSU).

John feels truly fortunate to be a part of the Dean’s Team with co-presenters Dr. Jody Donovan and Dr. Craig Chesson as the day-to-day work, while rewarding, can be extremely complex and challenging. Additionally, he feels lucky to work in a very collaborative Division of Student Affairs (and broader university) at a land grant institution. John is a life-long learner, especially in terms of leaning into his own identity work.

Before working in a university setting, John served in the US Peace Corps in Ecuador and worked in secondary and outdoor adventure education. John’s family is comprised of a partner who is a faculty member at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, two active young children, a challenging cat, and a gecko.