The Division of Student Life staff and student leaders collaborate to foster an engaged community dedicated to student development, where living honorably is our long-standing tradition.

Dean of Students

Erica Howard, Ph.D. Dean of Students

Dean Howard brings over 25 years of experience working with student services, enrollment, and creating academic support programs to the role. She is very interested in student-centered collaborations that join the curricular and co-curricular experiences of students in ways that prepare them to lead in today's society.

Contact Erica about:

  • Strategic Initiatives
  • University Committees

emily perrin britt, Associate Dean of Students

emily works specifically with Community Standards, Greek Life, and Student Involvement. 

Contact emily about:

  • CARE Team
  • Student Life Collaborations

Anrae Hall-Finney, Administrative Assistant

Contact Anrae about:

  • Dean of Students Inquiries
  • General Questions

Community Standards

Taja Davidson, Director

Contact Taja about: 

  • Community Hearing Board
  • Student Conduct Board
  • Policy violations & questions



Greek Life

Donald Abels, Director

Contact Donald about:

  • Fraternities & sororities
  • Hazing Prevention
  • Health and safety

Residential Life

Assistant Dean for Residential Life (OPEN)

Contact about:

  • Housing Policies
  • Academic Partnerships
  • Collaborative Programming

Becca Yates, Administrative Assistant

Contact Becca about:

  • General Residential Life Information
  • Vehicle & Bike Registration
  • Housing Selection

Anastasia Chaky, Assistant Director of Residential Education

Contact about:

  • Proctors
  • Special Interest Housing
  • Academic Initiatives    

Grace Godbold, Area Coordinator

Contact Grace about:

  • Language Houses
  • Proctor Recruitment and Selection

Nicolas Savage, Area Coordinator

Contact Nic about:

  • Theme Houses 
  • Proctor Development and Appreciation 

Jody Davis, Area Coordinator

Contact about Jody: 

  • Summer Housing 
  • Housing Operations Education 

Allie Maynard, Area Coordinator

Contact Allie about:

  • Greek Housing
  • Residential Life Technology and Social Media

Student Accessibility Services

Diane Dekker, Assistant Director

Contact the Diane about:

  • Education to Enhance Student Accessibility
  • Student Accommodations for Housing, Dining, and Academics
  • Peer Academic Coaching



Student Involvement

Kyle Gallagher, Ed.D. Assistant Dean

Contact Kyle about:

  • Student events & activities
  • Collaborating with Student Involvement
  • Biehl Commons

Carter Brown, Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Contact Carter about:

  • Student Organizations
  • Engage
  • SGA

Ivory Roberts, Assistant Director of Student Programs

Contact Ivory about: 

  • Biehl Commons
  • Tigers Entertainment Board
  • Student Programming

Sewanee Outing Program

John Benson, Director

Contact John about:

  • PRE Orientation
  • Student Trips
  • Trail maps & information

Dan Harper, Assistant Director

Contact Dan about:

  • SOP Trips
  • Gear Check-Out
  • Trip Ideas