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Dean of Students

Dr Patricia Ghann

A Dean of Students’ Affairs, or Higher Education Administrator, is in charge of overseeing student life, student services and on-campus activities. Their duties include providing support for students, addressing student behavior and coordinating admissions and new student orientation.

Dean of Students Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of a Dean of Students often include:

  • Managing and supervising a school’s admissions office along with any programs related to that office
  • Acting as a liaison between student departments and institution administrators
  • Developing and implementing department working procedures, budgets, policies and goals
  • Assessing student body needs and respond to any questions or concerns from the student body in an effective and timely manner
  • Providing proactive leadership and structure to ensure school development
  • Providing student support on issues related to student services, institution policies and department processes
  • Conducting consistent department evaluations to determine how efficient it is running and, if necessary, recommend ideas of improvement
  • Preparing and presenting annual statistical reports