Dean of Students

About the Dean of Students Office

The Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Dean of Students leads student care, concern, and support-focused efforts and is committed to facilitating student well-being and belonging.

Our Mission

The Dean of Students office is dedicated to fostering a healthy and safe campus community conducive to student learning, development, and well-being by providing education, accountability, support, and care, empowering Tech students to build resilience and self-awareness to achieve lifelong success.

Through a student-centered approach and alignment with our core values, our areas provide transformative experiences that complement the vision, mission, and values of Tennessee Tech and the Student Affairs division.

Our Values

  • Excellence - Striving to provide high-quality services and educational programs aligned with Student Affairs’ best practices and learning outcomes.

  • Integrity – Practices align with our values as we model transparency, accountability, and fairness.

  • Collaboration - Partnering with our campus and the community to provide transformative experiences for our students.

  • Diversity & Inclusion – Valuing the uniqueness of people and perspectives and promoting an inclusive and supportive campus community.

  • Civility – Respecting others’ rights to express views in the same manner as they would expect to have their own rights respected, and treating others with kindness.

  • Service - Caring for all members of our campus community through service, education, support, and resources.

The Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Dean of Students oversees the following administrative areas:

  • Student Conduct

  • CARE Team (Students of Concern)

  • Threat Assessment Team 

  • Eagle Card Office

  • RUC Information Center

  • Student Affairs Strategic Planning and Assessment

  • Student Affairs Marketing and Communication 


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