Mission and Student Engagement

Scott F. Smith, Ph.D., Vice President
Maria Luisa Alvarez, Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Roxanne Davis, Ph.D., Associate Vice President
M. Eileen McDonough, Ed.D., Associate Vice President
AnaMaria Rodriguez, Operations Manager

Landon Student Union 300

e-mail: missionandstudentengagement@barry.edu
Web page: https://www.barry.edu/mission-and-student-engagement/


Our vision, guided by our Catholic Identity, Dominican heritage and University commitments, is to empower our students with the skills and competencies to be leaders for a just and humane world.


Through a transformative student experience characterized by “Learn, Reflect, and Serve,” the Division of Mission and Student Engagement develops and implements programs and services that cultivate the characteristics of a Barry University graduate.

Barry University Student Characteristics

  • Barry University Spirit
    Fosters deep connections with other students and a life-long relationship with the Barry community
  • Health and Wellness
    Encourages holistic emotional, physical and social well-being
  • Social Justice, Service, and Advocacy
    Inspires personal and social responsibility by moral reasoning, global awareness, and a compassion for others
  • Ethical and Inclusive Leadership
    Creates civic minded leaders characterized by moral reasoning, global awareness, and a compassion for others
  • Spiritual and Personal Discovery
    Develop a deeper understanding of self through reflections
  • Professional and Career Development
    Provides the foundation for career readiness and life skills

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