Joshua von Castle
An eighth-generation Southwest Virginian, Josh von Castle grew up in Meadowview, Virginia. He is one of three live-in professionals at Emory & Henry College where he serves as the Director of Student Leadership and the Area Coordinator for residence halls located in the the Village area.
Josh supervises student leaders serving as Resident and Head Resident Advisors. He also works closely with many of the College’s special interest groups, particularly the Emory Activities Board, which provides entertaining and educational campus events for the college community.
During his time with the College, Josh has also been active with diversity and inclusion efforts on campus, especially in serving as the founding director of the Inclusion & Dialogue Center. Other positions in which Josh has served include Director of Student Activities, Interim Director of Conference Services, and an Admissions Counselor for the College serving the Southwest Virginia area and focusing on recruitment strategies for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and English from Emory & Henry College in 2007 and completed a Master of Arts in Community and Organizational Leadership through the Appalachian Center for Civic Engagement in 2017. His passion is for Student Affairs with a focus on multicultural student experiences, student faith experiences, and student leadership.
Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
M.A., Community and Organizational Leadership
B.A., Religion and English