Dr. Hephner LaBanc proudly serves the students and staff of the University of Massachusetts Amherst as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life. She received her Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and has more than two decades of experience in higher education. Before joining UMass Amherst, she served as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Mississippi. Her background includes an accounting degree from The University of Akron prior to graduate study in Higher Education Administration at Kent State University.