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Student Affairs

Scott F. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President
Maria Luisa Alvarez, Ph.D., Associate Vice President
M. Eileen McDonough, Ed.D., Associate Vice President
AnaMaria Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant

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Purpose Statement

The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to help, with others in the University, our students become leaders for a just and humane world through transformative experiences that are characterized by nurturing and challenging student learning environments.

  • We shall educate our students to be responsible leaders for the future.
  • We shall teach our students the skills and competencies to create a just and humane world.
  • We shall provide transformative experiences for our students.
  • We shall create nurturing and challenging learning environments.

Vice President for Student Affairs

The Vice President oversees all the departments in Student Affairs that provide the many opportunities for you to enhance your classroom experiences.  We believe that you are active participants in your learning and development and we attempt to empower you to assume responsibility for your college experience so that you might begin to self-author your own transformation into leadership.  Recognizing the unique attributes and characteristics of our students, our work in Student Affairs focuses on providing programs and services that integrate students’ needs and interests with the Barry University mission and core commitments.

The Vice President for Student Affairs is the University official charged with coordinating the programs of Student Affairs.  Those areas staffed by Student Services professionals are: Campus Ministry, Career Center, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Services, Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, Center for Student Involvement, the Office of the Student Union and the Office of the Dean of Students.

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