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Office of the Dean of Students

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

Lori McDonald, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President / Dean
of Students

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


Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of student conduct administration 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 as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. 

Kim Clarken

Executive Assistant

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 Tongaonevai


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 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 Warr

Assessment & Records

Richelle supports the conduct, intervention, 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.

Sydney Magana


Sydney assists in administering our student conduct process. She also is involved with our educational outreach and efforts regarding community standards at the University.  


 Behavioral Intervention & Education

Ph. 801-581-7066

Student Athlete Advocate

Ph. 801-581-7066


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, BehaviorAL Intervention

  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.

Leila Ames

Student Athlete Advocate

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.

Office Assistants

Catie Augustine

Office Assistant

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.

Katie Boonkratuang

Office Assistant

Katie Boonkrataung is a Senior double majoring in Health, Society, and Policy and International Studies. She hopes to go into the field of Public Health one day. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and drinking chai lattes. 



Campus Recreation Services

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

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 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

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



& Involvement

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

Jessica Ashcraft

Jessica Ashcraft

Interim Director

As Interim Director, Jessica directs student leadership programs  at the U including ULEAD workshops, the living & learning community, and conferences. She oversees the student governance body, Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) and supervises the professional staff working in that area. She also coordinates Leadership Studies Minor and serves as the academic advisor.


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


 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 haves 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: 11/26/18