From their first day at Illinois State as new students, to their walk across the stage at Commencement, the Dean of Students Office assists students throughout their collegiate journey.
Through a variety of services, solutions, and support, the Dean of Students Office helps students apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life practice. Whether they are interested in joining or starting a registered student organization, participating in cultural learning experiences, or seeking to develop their leadership skills, the Dean of Students Office helps students find their way as they discover their passion at Illinois State.
The Dean of Students Office also serves as a student support network by providing advocacy, problem resolution, and crisis intervention for those times when additional support is needed. Notary services are also offered for students, faculty and staff.
The Dean of Students Office at Illinois State University engages students in developing a greater understanding of self and the world around them and advocates for students individually and collectively, while challenging students to be responsible campus and community citizens. We accomplish this by collaboratively developing inclusive, responsive, and holistic programs and services.
The Dean of Students Office challenges and encourages students to make the most out of their Illinois State University experience.
If you need a special accommodation to participate in Dean of Students Office programs or services, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (309) 438-2008.
John Davenport, Ph.D., Dean of Students
Jill Benson, Associate Dean
Renee' Watson, Ed.D., Associate Dean
Michelle Whited, Associate Dean
Terri Haerr, Commencement and Special Events Coordinator
Patti Munster, Administrative Aide and notary public
Julie Shaffer, Business Manager