Dean of Students

Red Square Clark University Worcester MA

Mission Statement

As partners in the educational process, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to fostering an environment that encourages students to become active, involved and responsible citizens in the global community. To this end, we strive to shape a community that promotes mutual respect, support for growth, and a celebration of differences. The division also empowers development of balanced, caring and reflective individuals committed to academic and interpersonal excellence.

Guiding Principles

Co-Curricular Life/Leadership
We strive to create an environment where students engage with the Clark Community, expand their perspectives and connect classroom academics to real world experience. Students are encouraged to take initiative, collaborate, plan ahead, persist, and engage in thoughtful dialogue as leaders and group members. Supporting students in both self-initiated and University programs and projects, we partner with students to foster personal growth and development. We believe that providing students with co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences through which they can develop leadership skills is an important part of the student’s growth and development as contributing members of society.

We value meaningful intercultural dialogue and experiences by promoting the development of cultural competence throughout the Clark University community. Capitalizing on the diverse campus community, the Division seeks to infuse respect, understanding and acceptance of multicultural perspectives in all areas of campus life.

Community Engagement
We believe student growth and responsibility is enhanced by actively engaging with others in their ever expanding community. Towards this end, the Division challenges and supports students to contribute to and sustain vibrant, productive communities, stretching from their insulated groups to clubs and organizations, through the University, into the city and ultimately as citizens of the world.

Holistic Education & Wellness
We partner with students to create a holistic learning environment that promotes compassion towards self and others, expands community horizons, and encourages the emotional, physical and educational well-being of all students, presenting students with opportunities to enrich their learning process.

We recognize to achieve our mission and fulfill our guiding principles continual collaboration with campus and community partners is essential. Modeling and teaching this provides expanding perspectives, original thought, and student-centered results.