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Office of the Dean of Students

Location: Union 270 |Phone:  (801) 581-7066

Lori McDonald, Ph.D.

VICE PRESIDENT of Student Affairs
Acting DEAN OF STUDENTS

Lori McDonald, Ph.D.

Lori is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and provides supervisory oversight to the departments of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Behavioral Intervention & Education, Student Athlete Advocate, Student Leadership & Involvement, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Campus Recreation Services, Child Care & Family Resources, and the Student Union.  She also serves on various University committees and serves as a Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator. 

Brian Burton

ASSOCIATE DEAN
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT
Support & Accountability

Brian Burton

Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of student accountability in accordance with the Student Code of Rights & Responsibilities and providing leadership, training, support and guidance to members of the campus community in addressing student misconduct and/or assisting students affected by another’s behavior.  The associate dean serves both as a Conduct Hearing Officer as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. 



Kim Clarken

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Kim Clarken

Kim assists direct callers and visitors with resources within our department and across campus, and assists with making appointments. Additionally, she completes dean's certification forms (background checks) for students applying to graduate and professional programs. 






Ulysses Tonga'onevai

CASE MANAGER, 
STUDENT CONDUCT

Ulysses Tonga'onevai

Ulysses administers and implements the Student Code of Conduct by ensuring due process and fairness for all parties, monitoring the completion of educational and judicial sanctions, and serving as a Conduct Hearing Officer for various level cases.  He also counsels students (both responding students and complainants) regarding their rights and responsibilities for the safety of the campus community.




 Richelle D. Warr

ASSESSMENT & RECORDS 
MANAGER

Richelle D. Warr

Richelle supports the accountability, support, and advocacy work of the office through ensuring case comply with relevant policies and legislation. She maintains technology resources that buttress the student-focused work conducted by the Office of the Dean of Students. Richelle also provides support for efforts to continually evaluate and improve the services we provide to the campus community.




 Leila S. Ames

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVOCATE

Leila S. Ames

Leila’s primary role as Student-Athlete Advocate is to support the wellbeing and safety of student-athletes by providing neutral, private and informal assistance to student-athletes at the University of Utah.  The SAA is a resource for information and referrals and assists in the resolution of concerns by connecting student-athletes with appropriate existing adjudication processes.  She assists the Athletics Department with the development, delivery, and needs assessment of the Student-Athlete Health, Safety and Wellbeing Program.

Jolene "Jo" Des Roches

ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS
FOr support
Behavioral intervention team chair

Jolene "Jo" Des Roches

Jo is responsible for the assessment of students who have been observed exhibiting concerning behaviors and the coordination and training of the University’s Behavioral Intervention Team. She also supports students who are seeking assistance with navigating University processes and policies and or academic adjustments due to extenuating personal circumstances and/or Title IX-related issues.



Allison Frost

CASE MANAGER,
student support

Allison Frost

Allison works to support the safety and wellbeing of the campus community by taking reports, gathering information and reaching out to students, staff and faculty. She provides assistance to students who may be in distress or managing extenuating circumstances by connecting them to available campus resources, as well as providing guidance on various University processes and policies.



Tevita "T" Hola Jr.

CASE MANAGER, 
student support

Tevita T. Hola Jr.

Tevita will seek to proactively help students navigate various roadblocks they may encounter on their path to graduation. In doing so, he will have the responsibility of supporting students who have been in distress or managing personal circumstances by developing goals that include collaborative efforts with our campus community as well as keeping in compliance with University processes and policies.



Catie Augustine

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Catie Augustine

Catie Augustine is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Chemistry.  She is a part of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma.  After she graduates, she hopes to go into genetic research and travel the world.

K'mwe Paw

OFFICE ASSISTANT

K'mwe Paw

K’mwe Paw is a freshman at the U! She is majoring in English. She hopes to become a successful author one day. After graduating, I hope to publish many books and travel the world.

Leila Safi

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Leila Safi

Leila Safi is a junior majoring in business and is a pre law student. She hopes to open her own law office as an immigration attorney. In her free time she enjoys hiking, spending time with her nieces and volunteering.

Campus Recreation Services

Location: Student Life Center
Phone:  (801) 581-8898


Mary Bohlig

DIRECTOR

Mary Bohlig

Mary oversees Campus Recreation Services, which provides the University Community with facilities, programs, and services for both organized and self-directed fitness and recreational pursuits.  These include the Eccles Student Life Center, several outdoor playfields and sport courts, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Fitness Program, Personal Training, Crimson Crew, Sport Clubs, and Aquatics.


Childcare and Family Resources

Location: Union 408 
Phone:  (801) 585-5897

Shauna

Shauna Lower

DIRECTOR

Shauna Lower

Shauna supports and coordinates information, program development and services that enhance family resources as well as the availability, affordability, and quality of child care for University students, faculty and staff.  She also writes and maintains grants and contracts that help provide family spaces including child care and assist students in paying for their child care services.

Fraternity &
Sorority Life

Location: Union 228
Phone:  (801) 581-8061

Jess Turuc

Jess Turuc

DIRECTOR

Jess Turuc

Jess provides supervision and support to the fraternity and sorority community including the areas of program development, recruitment, risk management, and student leadership.  





 

Student Leadership
& Involvement

Location: Union 248
Phone:  (801) 581-7526

Erica Andersen

DIRECTOR

Erica Andersen

Erica serves as the Director for Student Leadership & Involvement. She supervises seven professional staff members, advises student leaders, coordinates the Leadership Studies Minor, and facilitates leadership development opportunities for students and engagement with student organizations and the campus community.



University Union
Administration

Location: Union 255
Phone: (801) 581-2048  

Whit

 Whit Hollis

DIRECTOR

Whit Hollis

Whit works with the student led Union Board, and is responsible for the overall operations of the facility.  The Union hosts almost 11,000 events a year, offers several services for our students such as bowling and billiards, smart phone repair, etc.  Also it has the largest selection of food in the University, including a restaurant.  Additionally, the Union hosts a verity of student programming and campus life options.

 

 

Last Updated: 8/1/19