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Paige Wigginton, Ed.D.

Director of Special Services

Paige Wigginton is the Director of Special Services within the Division of Public Safety. Special Services is a confidential resource that provides support, options counseling, and medical and court accompaniment to all Penn affiliates. Special Services offers 24/7 on call support, providing critical care to all Penn affiliates for criminal and medical emergencies, Title IX related offenses, and other personal crises. Special Services also specializes in providing tailored Public Safety presentations to the Penn community as well as provides free self-defense courses for all Penn affiliates.

Paige joined the Division of Public Safety in June 2016 as the Associate Director of the office after working in University Life as the Associate Director of Student Intervention Services as well as the College of Arts and Sciences as the Assistant Director of Advising and Academic Services. Paige holds a Doctorate degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in crisis response and support at Penn since 2010.

In her time away from the office, you will find Paige spending time with her wife and family likely at a Phillies game, or finding any excuse to talk about her beloved alma mater the University of Richmond.



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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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