Christopher L. Medley is a native of Chatham, VA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in vocal performance from Virginia Tech. He matriculated into graduate school at Virginia Tech receiving a Masters of Arts in Education from the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department with a cognate in Multiculturalism. His areas of research and practical interest within student affairs includes: male group dynamics/attitudes, religiosity, sexuality, fraternity/sorority life and social inequality in regards to socio-economics within the Black community.
He has worked previously has a paraprofessional and professional at various institutional types including private, religious aligned and HBCUs: University of Mary Washington (UMW), Virginia Tech, Virginia Union University (VUU) and Washington & Lee University (W&L) and currently at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in the Department of Residential Life as the Assistant Director of Operations & Special Projects.
During his professional career a few of his accomplishments have included: the creation of an all-male enhancement program to address student conduct, development and academic excellence; coordinated the restructuring process for the Royal Court to welcome the first Mr. VUU and served as Advisor to this position and the King?s Court (VUU); and revamped the theme housing program and created new living learning communities in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and the Department of Athletics (UMW). Currently at NCCU, he has led the efforts of several new initiatives including the restructuring of the facilities area within Residential Life. The restructuring created the Office of Operations & Special Projects whereby Mr. Medley has the creation of the Facilities Unit to directly address the oversight of the web base work order system, inventory, motor fleet and customer service. He has created a staff professional development series that includes life skills and technical training, a transition to a streamline key system/use. Working outside the department he created and chaired the HBCU Residential Life Facilities Drive-in Conference, chaired the Green Team (university-wide sustainability committee) and the New Student Move-in Committee (university-wide committee to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of new student initial entry to the institution).
Mr. Medley holds membership within several professional and service organizations including American College Personnel Association, Brothers of the Academy Institute, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, North Carolina College Personnel Association (2012-2013, HBCU Liaison) and the North Carolina Housing Officers.
Mr. Medley spends his leisure time supporting and mentoring the youth through the House of L., an event production company.