Gage E. Paine, J.D., Ph.D., Senior Consultant, has 30+ years of experience and leadership in higher education and student affairs. She is a celebrated professional whose wisdom and perspective continue to shape values and priorities in higher education. As Senior Consultant, Dr. Paine works with her colleagues on the K&A team to assist student affairs professionals, administrators, and faculty in colleges, universities, and professional organizations in thinking and planning strategically, reviewing and strengthening programs and services, improving organizational and operational effectiveness, and increasing their own confidence and capacity through professional development.
Gage served as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin from 2012 until she joined K&A in summer 2016. In Austin, she led 775 diverse student affairs educators and professionals in a broad portfolio of student programs and services. She has served five Texas universities, three of them as Vice President for Student Affairs (Trinity University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio, before Austin). In 2011 Dr. Paine was honored by NASPA with the John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer, followed in 2012 with the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean as well as recognition as a Pillar of the Profession. She currently serves on the NASPA Foundation’s Board of Directors. Well known as a humane and spirited educator, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate students throughout her career.