Meet Your Deans

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Dean’s Office is operating remotely starting Wednesday, March 18th until further notice.  While our office is not physically open, we continue to support students as they navigate this global crisis.  Please refer to the Williams COVID-19 website for updated information.

 

Mission:

The Dean’s Office provides holistic support as Williams students navigate their experiences at the College.  In partnership with students, faculty and staff across campus, we aim to promote students’ growth and abilities during and after their college experience.

What We Do:

In supporting students, we encourage active problem solving, proactive use of resources, and meaningful community engagement.  Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Welcoming students to the Williams community
  • Advising on academic life and personal balance
  • Connecting students with campus resources tailored to their individual needs
  • Talking through personal challenges
  • Developing programming with campus partners
  • Training and supporting student leaders
  • Providing international student support
  • Upholding community standards

 

Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. More details here.
Emergency/After Hours – Call Campus Safety & Security 413-597-4444

 

Committees that work closely with the Dean of the College

  • Honor & Discipline (Click here)
  • Committee on Academic Standing (Click here)
  • Committee on Educational Affairs (Click here)
  • Committee on Student Life (Click here)
  • Diversity Action Research Team (Click here)
  • Williams Reads (Click here)

Our Staff

Photo of Marlene Sandstrom
Dean of the College, Hales Professor of Psychology
Psychology Department
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4261
Photo of Meg Bossong
Director of Sexual Assault Response, and Health Education
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4977
Photo of Rachel V. Bukanc
Sr. Associate Dean of Students
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4171
Photo of Barbara Casey
Winter Study Coordinator
'37 House
413-597-3734
Photo of Cynthia Haley
Program & Administrative Manager
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4261
Photo of Theresa M. LePicier
Administrative Coordinator
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4265
Photo of Hannah B. Lipstein
Assistant Director for Violence Prevention
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4232
Photo of Ninah T. Pretto
Associate Dean of Students / Director of International Student Services
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4171
Photo of Dawn Randall
Administrative Coordinator
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4037
Photo of Christopher Sewell
Associate Dean of Students / Dean of First Year Students
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4639
Photo of April M. Ruiz
Associate Dean of Students / Dean of Williams Firsts
Hopkins Hall
413-597-4171
Photo of Robert White
Director of Parent and Family Programs
63 Spring St, 3rd Floor
413-597-4144
Photo of Karima E. Barrow
Assistant Director of International Student Services
Hopkins Hall
413-597-2148
Photo of Susan A. Gaskell
Executive Assistant
Hopkins Hall
413-597-2044
Photo of Aaron Gordon
Director of Student Administrative Affairs, Strategy and Planning
Hopkins Hall
413-597-3371
Photo of Laini Sporbert
Health Educator
Thompson Ctr - Health Services
413-597-3165