The Office of the Dean is the main administrative office for the College of Education and Social Services (CESS). The office oversees and supports all of the College's programs in alignment with the CESS Strategic Plan and the CESS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan in alignment with the University's mission, policies and procedures.
Address: 309 Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 05405
Telephone: (802) 656-3424
Dean and Associate Deans
Cynthia Reyes — Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Kieran Killeen — Associate Dean for Graduate, Non-Degree and Research Programming
Dr. Killeen collaborates with department chairs, graduate program coordinators and staff to identify areas that may enhance program development, enrollment management, external funding, research productivity, and marketing and communications. He is also responsible for fellowship allocation, and serves as a liaison to the Graduate College and Professional and Continuing Education (PACE).
Jean Evans — Senior Staff Advisor
As the Senior Staff Advisor for the Dean's Office on behalf of Interim Dean Katharine Shepherd, Jean ensures special projects and strategic initiatives are carried out for the college. She also specializes in human resource functions, specifically faculty and staff searches, leaves of absences, FMLA/LOA, workman’s comp and other human resource benefit related issues.
Garaun McKenzie - Business Operations Specialist
DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Tiffanie Spencer — Director for Diversity and Community Engagement
Tiffanie provides leadership in facilitating community partnerships to expand diversity initiatives, with emphasis on collaborating with local and national organizations, as well as on-campus colleagues to develop, implement, and assess inclusive excellence activities to enable accessible pathways for students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
Finance & Administration Business Service Center
Pamela Blum — Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
Kunie Renaud — Financial and Grants Administrator, DOE and DLDS Business Manager
Graduate Programs Administration
Gillian Homsted — Director of Graduate and Non-Degree Enrollment Management
Roman Vogel — Graduate Programs Coordinator
Roman works closely with the Dean's Office, department chairs, and graduate program coordinators and staff on administration of graduate program initiatives. He plays a key role in outreach and recruitment of new graduate students, oversight of admissions processes, and supervision of the operational aspects of student registration, retention, and progress to graduation. He also serves as liaison to the Graduate College.
STUDENT SERVICES — UNDERGRADUATE
Main Phone: (802) 656-3468
Main Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn White Cloud — Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Meghan Jaird — Director of Student Services and Retention
Meghan Young - Associate Director of Student Services and Retention
Eric Braun — Associate Director of Student Services and Retention & Academic Advisor
Catherine Cane — Assistant Director of Student Services and Academic Advisor
Will Major - Coordinator of Student Services and Academic Advisor
ASSESSMENT, DATA, & ACCREDITATION
Amanda Davis Simpfenderfer — Director of Assessment, Data, and Accreditation
Amanda coordinates and leads efforts around assessment, data management and accreditation activities; provides support as needed to programs, faculty and administrators in the development, implementation and analysis of assessment and accreditation projects.
Doug Gilman — Communications Director
Doug's work serves to promote and enhance the visibility and reputation of all undergraduate and graduate programs, research, and service across all academic program areas of CESS. His major responsibilities include managing the College's website, social media, news/stories, advertising materials and strategies, admissions/yield communications, photography, events promotion, and other outreach and media activities.