Madeleine Gardner, M.P.A.

Director of Student Services


Master of Public Administration, Strayer University, 2015

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Biola University, 2011


International Education
Higher Education
Campus Operations
Staff Training & Development

Madeleine Gardner is the Director of Student Services at Westcliff University. In her role she leads a team of 23 advisors who are responsible for managing the student experience from enrollment to graduation.

Madeleine has more than 20 years of academic and operational administration experience, 13 of which have been in higher ed and international education. Her own international experience includes teaching in Bali and living abroad in numerous countries. Through her overseas experience, she found her passion for helping international students embark on a unique journey of cultural exchange.

Madeleine’s experience includes college admissions, student recruitment, financial aid, student services, student life leadership, staff and teacher training and management, curriculum development, and instruction. One of her greatest accomplishments was the development of a successful student leadership program that, through the teaching of servant-leadership principles, inspired inclusion, benevolence, and a strong sense of community.