Dean of Students
Maria Luisa Alvarez, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Damion Martells, M.S., Manager, Student Conduct and Community Standards
Alexia Freeman, M.A., Student Advocate
Marcus Reynolds, Graduate Assistant
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
Student Advocacy Center
The Student Advocacy Center 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 of the center 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. The Center also offers students a confidential, informal and neutral dispute resolution service.
The Center supplements, but does not replace, policies and procedures of the university. Its staff is committee to empowering students to overcome obstacles, provide them with direction, encourage them to attend programming and help them maximize their educational experience.
Student Conduct and Community Standards
The Manager of Student Conduct and Community Standards works with the Dean of Students in the overall administration of the University’s student conduct process and associated programs. This part of the Dean’s Office is responsible for providing the Barry Community with campus and community outreach education through the collaboration with other University’s departments.
Student wishing to file a complaint against another student regarding violation(s) of the Student Code of Conduct should do so through the Manager of Student Conduct.