Tamara L. Greenfield King, J.D., serves as the Senior Associate Vice Provost for University Life at the University of Pennsylvania. Greenfield King supervises the following departments: Career Services, NROTC, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Office of Student Affairs, Platt Student Performing Arts House and six Cultural Resource Centers.
Prior to her arrival at Penn, Greenfield King worked at Washington University in St. Louis for 20 years, where she served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Support and Wellness for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. At Washington University, Greenfield King oversaw the Habif Health and Wellness Center, which provides medical, mental, and pharmaceutical services as well as outreach and prevention programming; the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center; and the WashU Cares and Students of Concern Behavioral Intervention Team. She also directed services to first-generation and low-income students, addressing needs related to food, shelter, clothing, housing, and health insurance. She was the first African American National President of the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) from 2009-2010.
She spent 9 years as a member of the ASCA Board of Directors. Greenfield King taught Civil Pretrial Practice & Procedure at Washington University’s St. Louis School of Law for nearly 15 years. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri), The Pennsylvania State University (Lehigh Valley Campus, Pennsylvania) and Northampton Area Community College (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania). Prior to transitioning to higher education, Greenfield King practiced law from 1988 to 1998. Greenfield King served as the first African American Assistant District Attorney in Northampton County, Pennsylvania from 1992 to 1998. She grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology and Black Diaspora Studies. She received her law degree from New York University.