Dean of Students

Dean of Students Staff

Sue Wasiolek, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
101 Bryan Center
125 Science Drive
Box 90959
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-668-3853
Fax: 919-681-7873
dean.sue@duke.edu

Sue (more commonly known as Dean Sue) was born in New Jersey, but actually grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Science Education and a Masters of Health Administration at Duke. While in graduate school, Sue was a Resident Advisor in Aycock and Hanes House. She worked in the Medical Center for 18 months and then, in 1979, joined the Student Affairs staff. Sue completed her J.D. at NCCU and her L.L.M. at Duke in 1993 and her Ed.D.in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania.  In 1994, Sue joined the law firm of Maxwell, Freeman and Bowman in Durham where she practiced law for nine months. Although practicing law was challenging and interesting, Sue found that she truly missed working with students. Sue returned to Student Affairs in 1995 and has continued to thoroughly enjoy her life here.

Gayla Winstead, Administrative Assistant to Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
101 Bryan Center
125 Science Drive
Box 90959
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-668-3853
Fax: 919-681-7873
gayla.w@duke.edu

Gayla is administrative assistant to Dean Sue Wasiolek. Gayla is an excellent resource for finding answers to your questions. She thoroughly enjoys working with Duke students, parents, and other members of the university community.

Clay Adams, Associate Dean of Students & Director for Parent and Family Programs
300 Crowell Hall
Box 90946
10 Epworth Lane
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  919-684-2577
Fax:  919-684-2388
clay.adams@duke.edu

A Chesapeake, Virginia native, Clay serves as the Associate Dean of Students at Duke University.  He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.S. in Business Management, and a M.A. Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He most recently earned his Masters of Business Administration from NCCU. Clay directs all parent and family programs, oversees the University on-call management and response team as well as off-campus student response, and co-convenes the Council on Graduate and Professional Student Affairs. Additionally, he works with New Student Communications, and as the Division liaison to various constituencies. In his free time, Clay can be found training for endurance sports.

Amy Powell, Associate Dean of Students/Director of DukeReach
Student Wellness Building
305 Towerview Dr.
West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  919-684-9408
Fax:  919-681-7390
a.powell@duke.edu

Originally from Virginia, Amy came to the Dean of Students Office after working in the Duke University Medical Center since 2000. Amy received her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She obtained clinical licensure in social work in 2005. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and sons and doing just about anything outside (in the warmer months!).

Tom Szigethy, Associate Dean of Students and Director, DuWell
Student Wellness Building
305 Towerview Dr.
West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  919-681-8421
Fax:  919-684-1161
ts86@duke.edu

Tom joined the Duke family in 2008. He obtained his BS in Mental Health from the Franciscan University in Ohio and his Masters in Counseling with a focus in Child Welfare from St. Joseph College in Connecticut. Prior to working in Higher Education Tom worked with families of abused and neglected children for over 15 years primarily as an investigator. A native New Yorker he loves the outdoors whether it is being at the beach, gardening and/or spending time with his four children.

John Vaughn, MD, Director of Student Health
Student Wellness Building
305 Towerview Dr.
West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-681-9355
john.vaughn@duke.edu

Vaughn comes to Duke from the Ohio State University (OSU), where he served in both Student Health Services and the Department of Family Medicine since 2007. In addition to providing primary health care to undergraduate and graduate students, he designed innovative health promotion activities that integrated health services into the life of the university community; enhanced organizational effectiveness for the health center; and developed a Narrative Medicine curriculum across multiple areas of OSU.

Kate Zhang, Associate Director of Assessment
Student Wellness Building
305 Towerview Dr.
West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: 919-681-1976
kate.zhang@duke.edu

As the Associate Director of Assessment, Kate leads and oversees all assessment activities in the health and wellness units in the Dean of Students office, including CAPS, Student Health, DuWell and DukeReach. She collects, analyzes, interprets and reports assessment data to help inform strategic planning and decision-making processes at the unit and departmental level. Kate earned her B.A. in English from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in Tianjin, China and her M.A.Ed. in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis from Virginia Tech. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education Program at NCSU. In her spare time, Kate enjoys running and ice skating with her family.