Dr. Grant L. Azdell is a principal partner in Azdell-Morgan Organizational Management Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in campus safety and administrative on-site evaluation projects that include training of institutional personnel.
He also currently serves as Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Randolph-Macon College (VA).
Grant has over 20 years of experience in various higher education roles, serving schools in North Carolina, Indiana and most recently serving as Associate Vice President for Student Development at Lynchburg College, in Virginia. Grant just completed a term as President of VASPA (Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators), and currently serves as Treasurer on the Board for NASPA Region III (Southeast).
Grant also has significant experience in the field of emergency management. He spent 28 years as a firefighter/paramedic & EMT and for 10 of those years served as Chief of the Lynchburg Life Saving Crew in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he currently holds life membership and the rank of Chief Emeritus. Grant has trained multiple campuses on the topic of crisis response and management and served as a contributing member to the Governors’ Virginia Tech investigative panel. Grant has presented workshops and facilitated training activities for college and universities, national and international meetings and has served as a consultant for several for-profit and non-profit organizations. Grant is also NIMS (National Incident Management System) certified in ICS levels 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800, Mass Casualty Incident Management and Critical Incident Stress Management. He is a principal partner in Azdell-Morgan Organizational Management Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in Campus Safety and Administrative on-site evaluation projects that include training of institutional personnel.
Grant earned his B.A. from Lynchburg College, his Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Gregory J. Nayor currently serves as Vice President of Student Affairs at Daemen College (NY).
He is also a senior consultant with Azdell-Morgan Organizational Management Solutions, LLC., a consulting firm that specializes in campus safety and administrative on-site evaluation projects that include training of institutional personnel.
As the Vice President of Student Affairs at Daemen College, Dr. Nayor is the CSAO and responsible for the student life experience including the management and supervision of the areas of student activities, residence life, counseling and health services, dining services, athletics, and public safety. Additionally, Dr. Nayor serves as associate faculty in the masters of science of education (MSHE) program at Drexel University.
An energetic and innovative leader, Dr. Nayor has over 14 years of professional experience in higher education, serving on various committees and organizations, including a 3-year term as president of the Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO), keynote chair for the state VSS Conference, and current secretary for the Washington Square West Civic Association (WSWCA). Dr. Nayor has presented at the state, regional and national level on topics ranging from student retention to campus safety and conduct.
Dr. Nayor holds a BA in History and Secondary Education and a Masters in Education from the State University of New York (SUNY)-College at Potsdam, as well as an earned doctorate (Ph.D) from the University of Virginia in Higher Education administration.