Office of the Dean of Students
Location: Union 270 |Phone: (801) 581-7066
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.
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT
Support & Accountability
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 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 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.
ASSESSMENT & RECORDS
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
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.
ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS
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 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.
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 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 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
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 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 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.
Location: Union 228
Phone: (801) 581-8061
Jess provides supervision and support to the fraternity and sorority community including
the areas of program development, recruitment, risk management, and student leadership.
Location: Union 248
Phone: (801) 581-7526
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.
Location: Union 255
Phone: (801) 581-2048
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.