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The Scholar-in-Residence Programme (SiRP) in PGP House started in 2018 with the goal of promoting active engagement between the PGP House community and distinguished scholars from around the world. Through the programme, PGP House aims periodically to invite esteemed scholars to PGP House for a period of time and have them engage with our residential team, student leaders and residents on matters that are of interest to them.

Eleanor Finger

Featured Scholar in 2019: Eleanor F. Finger

Dr. Eleanor Finger serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Campus Life, and Assistant Professor at Elon University, where she is responsible for several offices and university initiatives for diversity and inclusion, service learning and civic engagement, and the integration of residential and academic student experiences.

Her previous leadership roles and administrative experiences at Virginia Tech, Washington State University, Simmons College, and John Carroll University were in residence Life and housing, curriculum development, living-learning communities, leadership development in fraternity and sorority life, emergency preparedness, diversity education/intercultural competency, and master planning, design and construction.

Education disposition:
"As an educator, I value curiosity and its direct link to life-long learning; the pursuit of self-understanding and integrity through honest, authentic interactions and mindful reflection; the practice of civility always; speaking up as a courageous leader when others are silenced or disenfranchised; and serving with an optimistic outlook as an agent for social change. I invest in and celebrate transformative, “aha” moments that occur in big and small ways and am committed to intentional student learning and engagement through dynamic collaboration with faculty, staff, and community stakeholders."