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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.
(artwork courtesy of UC Berkeley student Shiyann Cole)
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 page.
News & Views
- Dean Greenwell at 2017 Chancellor's New Student Convocation
- 2016 New Student Convocation
- UC Berkeley Commencement Spring 2016
- A View on National Coming Out Day
- The Importance of Student-Led Change in Campus Life
- Reflections on my First Year at UC Berkeley