The Office of the Dean is the main administrative office for the College of Education and Social Services. The office oversees and supports each program within the college, and implements college and university policies.

Address: 309 Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 05405
Telephone:  (802) 656-3424
Fax:  (802) 656-0855

Deans and Associate Deans

Scott Thomas — Dean

Scott Thomas

Scott.Thomas@uvm.edu

(Students: Please use cessstsv@uvm.edu to communicate with the dean)

Faculty Profile

Katharine Shepherd — Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Katharine Shepherd

Katharine.Shepherd@uvm.edu

Provides back-up to the Dean in all areas; Develops academic programs, including the advancement of new programs and curriculum initiatives; Promotes scholarship and research; Oversees accreditation, including CAEP, CACREP, and CSWE; Promotes communications concerning public outreach and scholarship; Serves as liaison to the Graduate College, Continuing and Distance Education, and the Honors College; Oversees Governor’s Institute of Vermont on Asian Cultures.

Faculty Profile

Kieran Killeen — Associate Dean for Graduate and Non-Degree Programming

Kieran M. Killeen

Kieran.Killeen@uvm.edu

Collaborates with Chairs, Graduate Program Coordinators and Roman Vogel to identify areas that may benefit from: more/different support for coordination; program development; enrollment management; and marketing and communication. Responsible for fellowship allocation. Liaison to the Graduate College and Continuing & Distance Education.

Faculty Profile

Administrative Staff
Main Phone: (802) 656-3424

Jean Evans — Senior Staff Advisor and Liaison for CESS and CNHS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Jean Evans

(802) 656-0824
Jean.Evans@uvm.edu

Primary contact and liaison for the Dean. Jean coordinates both offices of the dean and ensures operations are in sync between both colleges, working closely with the support staff. Oversees processes for sabbaticals and RPT’s. Specializes in human resource functions within CESS, specifically faculty services, leaves of absences, FMLA, Workman’s compensation and other human resource special projects. Oversees planning of the CESS Advisory Board.

Kelly Circe — Assistant to the Associate Deans

Kelly Circe

(802) 656-1277
Kelly.Circe@uvm.edu

Assists Associate Deans for CESS and CNHS; works with Senior Staff Advisor on all dean’s office calendaring, travel, sabbaticals and RPT’s, and supports the faculty committees.

DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Tiffanie Spencer — Director for Diversity and Community Engagement

Tiffanie Spencer

(802) 656-7880
Tiffanie.Spencer@uvm.edu

Provides leadership in facilitating community partnerships to expand diversity initiatives for the College, 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 UVM students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Graduate Programs Administration

Roman Vogel — Graduate Programs Coordinator

Roman Vogel

(802) 656-2936
Roman.Vogel@uvm.edu

Works closely with Dean's Office, chairs and graduate program coordinators on administration of new graduate program initiatives, including marketing. 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. Serves as liaison to the Graduate College, Business Office, Office of Student and Academic Affairs, and graduate program administrative staff.

Finance & Administration Business Service Center

Pamela Blum — Assistant Dean for Business Operations

Pamela Blum

(802) 656-1275
Pamela.Blum@uvm.edu

Oversight of all financial, budgetary, and human resource activities for the College.

Kunie Renaud — Business Manager

Kunie Renaud

(802) 656-8576
Kunie.Renaud@uvm.edu

Oversight of all financial and human resource activities for the Department of Education and the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences. Specializes in financial and data analysis and all research-related grant funding for the College of Education and Social Services.

STUDENT AFFAIRS
Main Phone: (802) 656-3468
Main Email: cessstsv@uvm.edu

Lynn White Cloud — Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Lynn White Cloud

(802) 656-3468
Lynn.WhiteCloud@uvm.edu

Curriculum management; student concerns; recruitment; retention; Commencement Weekend; June Orientation; first-year student experiences; Dean's designee for all student-related forms.

Gillian Homsted — Director of Student Services

Gillian Homsted

(802) 656-1446
Gillian.Homsted@uvm.edu

Advising; enrollment management; transfer student coordination.

Meghan Jaird — Assistant Director of Student Services

Meghan Aline Jaird photo

(802) 656-1442
Meghan.Jaird@uvm.edu

Public relations; data management; academic advising.

Margaret Coan — Student Services Specialist

Margaret Coan portrait photo

(802) 656-3468
Margaret.Coan@uvm.edu

First point of contact for CESS Student Services office; helps coordinate enrollment management, student support, departmental communication, enrichment engagements for students, and special events.

ASSESSMENT, DATA, AND ACCREDITATION

Amanda Davis Simpfenderfer — Director of Assessment, Data, and Accreditation

Amanda Davis Simpfenderfer

(802) 656-3878
Amanda.Simpfenderfer@uvm.edu

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.

COMMUNICATIONS

Doug Gilman — Director of Communications

Doug Gilman

(802) 656-8352
Douglas.Gilman@uvm.edu

Oversees the design, coordination, implementation and evaluation of communications strategies. Responsibilities include the CESS communications plan, website, social media, news stories, newsletters, advertising, and other media/outreach activities.

Development Officer

Erika Nestor — Director of Major Gifts

Erika Nestor

(802) 656-4490
Erika.Nestor@uvm.edu

Coordination of major gift fundraising on behalf of the College of Education and Social Services.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Joe Collier — Technical Support Specialist

Joe Collier

(802) 656-4232
cesshelp@uvm.edu

Technical support for all faculty and staff; Supervision of workstudy students in the College of Education and Social Services lab; Shared Drive permissions.