Office of the Vice President

About Us

The Division of Student Affairs is critically engaged in all aspects of students’ lives and collaborates with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and many others in the delivery of key services and support to students and all whom the Division serves.

Student Affairs provides programs and services that support the optimal growth of Duke students, enhance their intellectual, social, cultural and physical development, and complement Duke’s academic excellence by providing opportunities for students to experience education and explore interests beyond the classroom.

The Student Affairs strategic planning document was announced in February 2013. The plan's goals and objectives are intended to be implemented within two years. Keep track of our progress with the latest updates and announcements posted to the strategic planning site.


Duke Student Affairs helps students dream what might be … and enjoy what is and what will be.  Our vision is that students will:

  • Graduate with integrity and purpose, focused on near term goals and capable of adjusting to both opportunity and adversity;
  • Care about themselves and others; and
  • Develop the skills and judgment to navigate their journeys, both individually and collectively.

Further, our vision for excellence extends to the greater Duke community, which is enhanced by the variety of outstanding services and operations provided by Student Affairs to students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and guests of the University.


The mission of Duke Student Affairs is to inspire students to make meaning in their lives through community engagement, experiential learning, and reflection.


Our Meaning:  Working together towards a common goal while sharing decision-making, resources, and expertise to achieve outcomes with impact beyond what individuals can accomplish alone.
Our Commitment:  Actively seek opportunities for collaboration that result in new approaches or quality improvements while promoting collegial engagement with internal and external partners.  Recognize collaborative achievements.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1.  Students will demonstrate personal and social responsibility and acquire the skills and experiences needed to succeed at Duke and in life.  Desired student competencies include:

Student Affairs Leadership Team

  • Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Sue Wasiolek, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Zoila Airall, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life
  • Caroline Nisbet, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Resource Administration
  • Rick Johnson, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Housing, Dining and Residence Life

Organizational Chart