Our Mission

    The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students in Student Affairs is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that helps all students reach their educational, aspirational, and personal goals.

    We advocate for the needs of students. We help community members navigate UC Berkeley. We promote diversity and prepare students to contribute to a changing world. We support student health and well-being. We facilitate belonging, community, and leadership development. Above all, we foster compassion and care.

    Immediate Office Joseph Greenwell (link sends e-mail), Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Dean of Students | Sign up for Office Hours (link is external) David Surratt (link sends e-mail), Associate Dean of Students | Sign up for Office Hours (link is external) Talmeisa Ogans (link sends e-mail), Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Dean's Circle In addition to the AVC/DOS immediate office, the following individuals make up the senior leadership team: Sandra Bass (link sends e-mail), Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Public Service Center (link is external) Carrie Donovan (link sends e-mail), K-14 Programs Manager, Public Service Center (link is external) Suzan Akin (link sends e-mail), Assistant Director, Public Service Center (link is external) Thomas Devlin (link sends e-mail), Associate Dean of Students and Director, Career Center (link is external) Brian Guerrero (link sends e-mail), Senior Associate Director, Career Center (link is external) Andrew E. Green (link sends e-mail), Senior Asst. Director & PhD counselor, Career Center (link is external) Dara L. Ziegelmeier (link sends e-mail), Asst. Director, Employer Relations, Career Center (link is external) Patricia Norton (link sends e-mail), Asst. Director, Career Center (link is external) Daryl Ansel (link is external), Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director, ASUC Student Union (link is external) Joan Iva Fawcett (link sends e-mail), Interim Assistant Dean of Students and Director, LEAD Center (link is external) Katelyn Nomura-Weingrow (link sends e-mail), Associate Director, ASUC - Art Studio (link is external) Suzi Halpin (link sends e-mail), Director of Event & Facilities Ops., ASUC - Aux (link is external) Shanice Jackson, Sr. Business & Finance Manager, ASUC - Financial Services (link is external) Hallie Hunt (link sends e-mail), Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Center for Student Conduct (link is external) | Sign up for Office Hours (link is external) Chrissy Roth-Francis (link sends e-mail), Director, New Student Services (link is external) Mari Knuth-Bouracee (link sends e-mail), Director, Confidential Care Advocate’s Office (link is external) Kathy O'Brien (link sends e-mail), Finance Manager, Student Affairs (link is external) Jody Policar (link sends e-mail), Director, Student Affairs Philanthropy (link is external) Susan Roach (link sends e-mail), Director Student Affairs of Administration and Finance (link is external) Paul Robles (link sends e-mail), Interim Director, Student Affairs Information Technology (link is external) Ellen Topp (link sends e-mail), Director, Student Affairs Communications Alfred Day (link sends e-mail), Interim Director, Student Affairs Case Mangaement Mark Lucia, (link sends e-mail) Director, Student Legal Services (link is external) Maria Jaochico (link sends e-mail), Associate Director, Student Conduct (link is external) As the Dean of Students, I'm here to help and support all students, graduate and undergraduate, from all corners of campus. I’m about helping you find community and realize your potential at UC Berkeley. If there is a way to assist you in becoming your best possible self, navigate the present and future, and take advantage of opportunities, I’ll be there. If you’re struggling with anxiety, indecision, fear, or any type of stressful situation during your time at UC Berkeley, reach out. I can lend an ear, connect you with resources, try to help you to stay the course, and ultimately, find ways for you to gain the kind of confidence that comes from tackling tough issues. As we take this journey together, I hope to share what I’ve learned so that it helps you, and that when you leave campus, you’ll take that caring spirit into the world. Connect with me via email (link sends e-mail) and on Twitter (link is external), Facebook (link is external), Instagram (link is external), Snapchat (link is external), and LinkedIn (link is external). (artwork courtesy of UC Berkeley student Shiyann Cole) Office Hours Sign up for Office Hours (link is external) Bio As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at UC Berkeley, Joseph D. Greenwell serves all students with customized programs and services that support them from orientation through graduation and beyond. He oversees departments that engage students throughout their academic journey and ensure a successful start on campus and in life. Dean Greenwell’s responsibilities extend to the ASUC Student Union (including the LEAD Center), Berkeley Cares, the Career Center, the Center for Student Conduct, the Office of New Student Services, the Public Service Center, the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Student Advocacy, and Student Legal Services. Dean Greenwell joined UC Berkeley from San Francisco State University, where he served as the Dean of Students. Previously, he supported students in positions at Stanford University, Colgate University, and Vanderbilt University. He is passionate about human development and has a masters degree in Higher Education and a dual bachelors degree in Psychology and Music from Vanderbilt University. He currently is enrolled in a doctorate of education program at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. For additional information regarding Dean Greenwell’s career, please visit his LinkedIn (link is external) page.