DaVaughn Vincent-Bryan has served as the inaugural Director of Involvement and Student Unions since June 2022 and is a first-generation student and scholarly practitioner originally from Kingston, Jamaica.
He joined the Residence Life team in 2016 as Assistant Director for Programming, and most recently he served as Associate Director for Residential Experience. In this role, he oversaw day-to-day operations, continuity, advising and the expansion of integrated services. Over the past six years, Vincent-Bryan has managed the creation of a residential curriculum, established the division’s Programmers Committee, and has received regional and national recognition for his efforts in advising residentially based and Greek organizations. As a person who aims to create pomp and circumstance in celebration of emerging adults, Vincent-Bryan has spearheaded the creation of several signature programs, such as Pitt’s Got Talent, Late Night Breakfast, and Panther Pride Week.
Vincent-Bryan received his BA in Psychology and Public Communication from the University of Vermont and his MA in Organization Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Education from Pitt’s School of Education. His research area focuses on fostering cohesion through shared mission development.
DaVaughn’s personal mission at Pitt has been to “make a big place feel small.” What drives DaVaughn is his passion to build access and community. Both his personal and professional goals are to ensure that individuals are seen and know that they belong.