Danielle McDonald, M.S.Ed.

Director, Student Affairs

Danielle McDonald, M.S. Ed. has over nine years of student affairs experience in the healthcare field that include planning, organizing and directing services to support student success and engagement. Ms. McDonald most recently served as the Assistant Director for Student Affairs at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in Miramar, Florida where she directly oversaw several functions within the student affairs division, including student conduct, orientation, campus life and activities, and student engagement and leadership. She was a key founding member and lead advisor of the RUSM Clinical Student Government Association. During her tenure at RUSM, Ms. McDonald was instrumental in developing robust programs to foster student professional growth and enrich the student experience.

Her main areas of interest include student development, engagement and success. Ms. McDonald is involved in various higher education associations including the National Association of Student Personal Administrators (NASPA), Association for Student Conduct (ASCA), and Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention (NODA). She was recently invited to present her work, “Uncharted Territory – The Virtual Hearing,” at the ASCA Florida Drive-In, a workshop presentation discussing an innovative approach to support distant learners through the conduct process.

Ms. McDonald earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with minors in Communications from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs and a Certification in Academic Advising from Florida International University