Dean of Students

About Us

Welcome to the Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office, working through an array of programs and services, aims to promote the wellness and flourishing of every Duke student. We provide resources dedicated to student health and wellness through departments such as the Student Health Center, Duke Student Wellness Center, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Further, we encourage student growth, exploration, and achievement by supporting and advising select student organizations, and by mentoring individuals to help them become thoughtful, visionary leaders of integrity. Additionally, we promote the Duke Community Standard through many outlets, notably in the Office of Student Conduct and with the Undergraduate Conduct Board.  As a staff, we respond to student crises and provide information to and referrals for students, faculty and staff on a variety of student-related issues. 

The office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is in 102 Flowers, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday: please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by calling (919) 668-3853.

Included among our programs and services are the following:

  • Direction for faculty, staff, parents and others to the resources available to help a student in need through DukeReach
  • Orientation, transition programming, and university resources for new students and their families.
  • 24/7 crisis response through the Dean-On-Call
  • Coordination of undergraduate disciplinary system, mediation services, and promotion of the Duke Community Standard
  • Counsel and guidance to help students make wise choices regarding stress, alcohol, sleep, relationships, and other matters of overall well-being through the Student Wellness Center
  • The provision of expert mental health counseling and treatment through Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Vaccinations, health counseling, and general medical care (much of which is covered under the Student Health Fee) through the Student Health Center
  • Support for emerging projects that enhance the educational and service missions of the Division of Student Affairs and Duke University

Dean of Students Staff

  • Sue Wasiolek, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
  • Gayla Winstead, Administrative Assistant to Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
  • Stephen Bryan, Associate Dean of Students and Director, Office of Student Conduct
  • Amy Powell, Associate Dean of Students/Director of the Office of Case Management
  • David Frankel, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Conduct
  • Christine Pesetski, Assistant Dean of Students/Case Manager
  • Tiarra Wade, Assistant Dean of Students/ Case Manager
  • Valerie Glassman, Assistant Dean of Students, Student Conduct
  • Sarah Lewis, Staff Assistant for Student Conduct
  • Clay Adams, Associate Dean of Students & Director for Parent and Family Programs 
  • Sharon Logan, Staff Assistant for New Student & Family Programs
  • Tom Szigethy, Associate Dean and Director, Duke Student Wellness Center
  • Michelle Johnson, Staff Assistant, Duke Student Wellness Center
  • Maralis Mercado, Program Coordinator, Duke Student Wellness Center
  • Program Coordinator, Duke Student Wellness Center