Contact the Dean of Students Office

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The Dean of Students office is committed to creating and sustaining a positive campus environment that embraces equity and inclusion, and which strives to promote student success inside and outside the classroom. 

Working with the entire Student Life Division, and in partnership with Whittier's faculty, the Dean of Students office provides high-quality, co-curricular student programs and services designed to foster learning and personal development.

For a complete listing of student resources visit Poet Central

If you would like to meet with a staff member from the Dean of Students office, drop by the office during office hours or make an appointment by using the contact information below. You may also call 562.907.4233 or deanofstudents@whittier.edu with general questions. 

Location

Campus Center
Building A - First Floor
Office 142
 

Staff

Deanna Merino-Contino

She/Her/Ella

Vice President and Dean of Students
562.907.4233
deanofstudents@whittier.edu

Mikiba Morehead

She/Her/Hers

Interim Title IX Coordinator
titleix@whittier.edu

Marysol Mendoza

She/They/Ella

Director of CARE, Case Management, and Residential Wellness
562.907.5118
mmendoz2@whittier.edu
care@whittier.edu
Schedule an appointment

Joseph Melendez

He/Him/His

Director of Housing and Residential Life
562.907.4878
jmelende@whittier.edu
residentiallife@whittier.edu

MariaCristina Navaja

She/Her/Hers

Director of Veteran Services
562.907.4234
mnavaja@whittier.edu
veterans@whittier.edu

Frances Romo

She/Her/Hers

Senior Advisor & Assistant to the Vice President
562.907.4898
fromo@whittier.edu
Schedule an appointment

Alyssa Armstrong

She/Her/Ella

Administrative Assistant, Dean of Students and Housing & Residential Life
562.907.4233
aarmstro@whittier.edu