Parents & Families

About Us

Clay Adams, Associate Dean of Students

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.

Evan Heisman, Staff Assistant

Evan is the Staff Assistant in the Dean of Students Office. He earned a B.A. in communication from Juniata College and a M.S. in management and public relations from the University of Maryland University College. Before joining the Dean of Students Office, Evan lived in Boston for three years and worked in the Student Support Services office at MIT where he provided academic and personal support to undergraduates. Originally from Maryland, Evan enjoys eating crabs, exploring the great outdoors, playing soccer, and spending time on the water.

Meaghan Lynch, Graduate Assistant

Meaghan is the Graduate Assistant for Parent and Family Programs. Meaghan is originally from New Hampshire and attended the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate degree. She earned a B.A. in Human Rights as well as Human Development and Family Studies. Meaghan has now travelled 13 hours to attend North Carolina State University to earn her Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration.