The entire student affairs staff standing in a group in front of Brown Student center

Welcome! The Office of Student Affairs is here to assist you. Our office includes the staff in the Brown Student Center, Student Health and Counseling Centers, the Department of Public Safety and Police, and the Chaplain's Office.

Dean of Students
Dr. Richard Pantele '13
Brown Student Center 306 | (434) 223-6128

Executive Assistant to Dean of Students
Desiree Lee
Brown Student Center 308 | (434) 223-6129

Associate Dean of Students for Student Conduct & Character and Director of Greek Life
Col. Dwayne Bowyer ’92
Brown Student Center 305 | (434) 223-6127

Associate Dean of Students for Campus and Residential Life
Mr. Jesse Schrader, M.Ed
Brown Student Center 300-A | (434) 223-6667

Associate Dean for Student Development and Well-Being
Renae Mancastroppa, MA
Brown Student Center 307 | (434) 223-6318

Director of Student Affairs Operations, Orientation, and Civic Engagement
Sandy Cooke
Brown Student Center 304 | (434) 223-6340

Assistant Dean for Student Development, Character and Well-Being
Mr. Jay F. Rutherford III '23
Brown Student Center  310 | (434) 223-6221 

Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
T. Mark Fowler
(434) 223-6164

Director of Student Health Center
Kimberly R. Ball, BSN, RN
The Health Center | (434) 223-6167

Director of Counseling Services
Clarence D. Merckerson, PhD, LPC-S, CRC
The Counseling Center | (434) 223-

College Chaplain
Rev. M. Keith Leach
College Church | (434) 223-6269

Director of High Adventure
Scott Schmolesky
Brown Student Center 303 | (434) 223-6717

Academic Affairs Staff

Dean of the Faculty
Dr. Timothy M. Diette, 434-223-6112

Associate Dean of the Faculty
Dr. Rebecca Jayne, 434-223-6282

Director for Academic Success
Ms. Lisa Burns, 434-223-6188

Director of Honors Program
Dr. James Frusetta-Ulfhrafn, 434-223-7206

Director of Living & Learning Community Program
Dr. Matthew Hulbert, 434-223-6215

Director of Global Education, Study Abroad & International Student Support
Dr. Daniella Widdows, 434-223-6311

Administrative Offices

Athletics Office, (434) 223-6151

Billing Questions, (434) 223-6223

Business Office, (434) 223-6216

Campus Computing, (434) 223-6911

Counseling Services, (434) 223-6411

Disabilities Services, (434) 223-6061

Financial Aid, (434) 223-6119

Office of the Registrar, (434) 223-6203


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Student Care Team

To express a concern about a student, please send an email to or contact a member of the Student CARE Team individually.

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