The Dean of Student Affairs provides leadership and oversight of student services including Admissions, Records and Registration; Financial Aid; Academic Advising; Student Activities; Internship and Job Services; Job Training Student Resources; Disability Support Services; TRiO Student Support Services; Intercollegiate Athletics; Children's Learning Center; Fitness Center; ARCC Facility; Welcome Desk; and the Information Center.
The Dean plays a primary role in planning, reviewing assessment results, managing fiscal resources of Student Affairs units, and organizing professional development programs. Enrollment management is a major joint focus of Student and Academic Affairs and increasing enrollment through recruitment and retention is a critical goal every year.
The Dean is responsible for the commencement ceremony and makes collective arrangements for all of the student recognition ceremonies scheduled in May each year. Also, the Dean is responsible for certifying the eligibility of students to graduate in all degree and certificate programs (30 hours or more).
The Dean serves on the Governance Council and co-chairs the Student Affairs Governance Committee as well as the Multicultural Committee. The Dean is directly responsible for student conduct administration and is the referral person for student non-academic complaints. In short, the Dean serves as a catalyst for and developer of initiatives that are directed toward enhancing student development and success.