Tanya A. Winegard, PhD, is the vice provost for student life at Creighton University. In her role, she oversees Residential Life, Student Health Services, Student Counseling Services, Student Development, Campus Recreation and Wellness, Student Leadership and Involvement Center, Creighton Intercultural Center, Housing and Auxiliary Services, the Skutt Student Center, Centralized Reservations, and University Dining.
Winegard first came to Creighton in 1997 as the student activities coordinator and assumed progressively greater leadership roles. After working for 15 years in student life, she was chosen to serve as the associate vice president for equity and inclusion in June 2012.
She received her doctorate in higher education administration and leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Iowa in student development in post-secondary education and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in political science and psychology.
Winegard has received much recognition for her commitment to higher education including the Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award, Creighton’s St. Ignatius Award, and Creighton’s Rev. Thomas J. Lukaszewicz, S.J. Award. She is also a member of the Jesuit Honors Society, Alpha Sigma Nu.