Student Life

Student Life

Vice President & Dean of Students Office

Mission Statement

The Office of the Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management is responsible for the operation of the Division of Student Services. The Division is comprised of three areas: Enrollment Services, Student Life, and Student Services. The Dean is the senior most student advocate and judicial officer on campus.

The Office believes in the development of the student as a “whole person” and that each and every student matters. This is done by providing services, resources, educational and other programs to the students that complement their learning both in and outside the classroom. This philosophy is enforced whether you are a traditional student, adult student, or just taking a class for your own enrichment.

Office and Services

The Office of the Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management is located in Room 205 with the Admissions Office. This is the first stop for new and returning students to campus. It is known for its warm and welcoming environment. Students can come into the Dean of Students Office for assistance with all issues of college campus life: to ask for directions to the appropriate office, to handle student issues, or just to find a friendly place to hang out.

The Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management is the senior student contact and advocate for students enrolled at the college. The Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management is the judicial officer for the college and also serves as the Title IX, 504, Hate Crimes/Bias Crimes, and Sexual Harassment Officer on campus.

The Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management is the first point of contact for all incidents involving students. Individuals involved in an incident are asked to fill out an Incident Report Form and return it to the Office of the Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management. Once the incident report is completed, the Office can begin the Judicial Process.

The Division of Student Services is broken down into three functional areas:

Enrollment Services

Student Life

Student Services

College Programs

The Office of the Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management coordinates several college-wide programs throughout the academic year. Welcome Week and Leadership Conferences occurs the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters. The Presidential Scholarship Recipient Awards Ceremony occurs in the fall semester. The Student Leadership Awards Ceremony occurs in the spring semester. Brown Bag Forums occur once a month related to a current local, national, or international topic. Commencement/Graduation occurs at the end of the spring semesters.

Educational Programs

The office also provides the campus with educational programs through the Student Life Committee. The committee is charged with providing educational and multicultural programs for the campus. The staff and department within Student Services also provide the campus with educational programs regarding Hate/Bias Crimes, Sexual Harassment, and Harassment.

Resources for Students

  • ULifeline (link will open a new window to the ULifeline website)
  • Student Health 101 – The College Health and Wellness Newsletter (clicking on these links will open a new window to an issue of Student Health 101 in e-book format). Past issues

Resources for Parents

Staff

Joseph M. Watson, Ph.D., Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management
Beverly Burka, Associate for Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management
Marc Miller, Technical Assistant for the Vice President & Dean of Students and Enrollment Management

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm
By Appointment only: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm