Dean of Students

Student Handbook and Academic Planner (PDF)


The Division of Student Life is an integral part of the Defiance College community dedicated to developing the whole person. The Division promotes dynamic and inclusive co-curricular learning experiences that contribute to the academic, career, and personal success of Defiance College students.

To achieve this mission, we will:

  • Engage students in meaningful learning experiences by providing programs, services, opportunities, and initiatives that promote overall student development, retention, and persistence to graduation;
  • Cultivate an inclusive and diverse global community where civility, service to others, respect, and personal responsibility are valued and expected;
  • Create a campus environment that meets students evolving cultural, spiritual, physical, social, and facilities needs;
  • Sustain and strengthen partnerships with Academic Affairs to support the mission of Defiance College; and
  • Recruit and retain a competent, professional, diverse student life staff and provide them with the tools and resources needed to successfully achieve their goals and objectives.