Elizabeth M. Okuma, Senior Vice President and Dean of Students
B.S., Bowling Green State University;
M.Ed., University of Georgia;
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Shelley Gordon, Senior Administrative Assistant
B.A., Hiram College

Web address: https://www.hiram.edu/campus-life/office-of-student-life/

The primary goal of the Student Affairs Division is to know and understand students and to address student learning and living needs. Through direct student contact, staff members engage with, challenge and support students on their journey toward graduation.

Under the leadership of the vice president and dean of students, the division is responsible for athletics, student academic support services, campus activities and involvement, campus safety, career and internship services, citizenship education, community service, counseling, health, and disability services, campus emergency response team (CERT), ethnic diversity affairs, family/parent communications, out-of-state student services, senior celebration planning, Greek clubs, leadership and mentor programs, persistence and retention initiatives, student event planning, and welcome center services.  

Additional Student Affairs information and policies can be found in the Student Handbook.