Dean of Students
Maria Luisa Alvarez, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students provides support for the intellectual and personal development of all students—undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners—through a combination of advocacy, programming, and services that enhance the quality of campus life. Additional areas of responsibility include: fostering educational goal attainment, making appropriate referrals, promoting faculty-student collaboration, resolving conduct matters as chief student conduct officer, facilitating conflict resolution, and coordinating medical withdrawals. The Dean also manages crisis situations and responds personally in the event of a life-threatening situation
The office provides students with information, advice, intervention, and referrals to ensure that all students in the university receive fair and equitable treatment and can access the information they need. The aim is to help students become better informed so that they can focus on classes, make important decisions about their future and ultimately achieve a college degree.