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Dean of the College

Vassar College

The Dean of the College division educates and supports students in their intellectual, social, ethical and emotional development. We work with students as individuals and as members of a diverse and inclusive residential liberal arts learning community. 

We Strive To...

  • Create a safe, inclusive, responsible, and dynamic learning community.
  • Promote deep intellectual and social engagement for the purpose of productive citizenship.
  • Embrace the highest standards of academic excellence, personal integrity and respect for others.
  • Achieve our mission and vision through close collaboration with students, faculty, staff, administration and Vassar College Alums.

Division and Department-wide Priorities

  • Sustain the academic mission of the College and its curricular values and integrating them into the residential life of the campus.
  • Cultivate a safe, healthy, caring and vibrant campus environment in which students think critically, creatively and with social consciousness.
  • Engage students actively to promote self-awareness, community awareness and appreciation of and support for a diversity of experiences, interests, beliefs, identities and abilities.
  • Promote the use of informed and reflective personal and collective decision-making.
  • Develop skills for life-long learning.
  • Establish, in collaboration with all members of the campus community, the standards and expectations for living and learning in a residential liberal arts setting.