judi-biggs-garbuio.jpgJudi Biggs Garbuio

Vice President for Student Affairs

Biggs Garbuio joined Catholic University after seven years as vice president —subsequently vice provost — for student development at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Previously, she served a total of 23 years at the University of Southern California. During the last 12 she was the associate dean of students. She has also worked at Arizona State University in Tempe, and Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Born in Kingman, Kansas, Biggs Garbuio has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia State University in Kansas. She has a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy Planning and Administration from the University of Southern California.

“Judi brings an impressive level of preparation to the position of Vice President for Student Affairs,” President Garvey said. “A lifelong Catholic, Judi understands and embraces this University’s distinctive mission. We will benefit from her knowledge and expertise.”


The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to promote and facilitate student learning and holistic development in the Catholic intellectual tradition. In partnership with the academic community and Campus Ministry, meaningful opportunities for intellectual and personal development are provided in a vibrant, faith-based, values-oriented campus setting. Student-centered programs and services are offered to support and challenge students throughout their educational experience.