Student Affairs Staff

Baechtel
Director of Forensic Activities

Students should come to Mark if they are interested in debate. Grinnell sends members of the Debate Union to intercollegiate competitions throughout the country and even overseas. As the director... read more

Barela
Residence Life Coordinator for Haines, Read, and Loose Halls

Gabe began working at Grinnell in July 2012. Previously completing his Masters in Ames, Iowa, he fell in love with infinite cornfields, CyHawk rivalry, and Iowa State Fair fried food smorgasbord... read more

Call-In Safety & Security Officer
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Technical Assistant II

Denise joined the Student Affairs Division in July of 2008, but started work in ITS at the college February, 1996. She holds a BA in MIS from Buena Vista University, and an AAS in Legal Secretary... read more

Bennett, Shane
Campus Safety and Security Officer

Shane is responsible for Faulconer Gallery Security. You can come to Shane:

  • to report a crime
  • to report suspicious activity
  • if you're having car trouble

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Booth
Safety & Security Officer

Students can come to John:

  • about a student/faculty/staff member in need of help or aid to report lost or stolen property
  • to report threats and assaults
  • if they feel... read more
Temporary Dispatcher
Briggs
Administrative Support Assistant

Donna has worked at the college since 2006 and joined the SHACS team in 2010. She manages the front desk and phone and is happy to help you set up your appointments with the nursing and counseling... read more

Briscoe
Director of Campus Safety and Security

Responsible for safety and security on campus. You can go to Steve to:

  • Ask questions about campus safety
  • Ask questions about campus security
  • Report a crime
  • ... read more
Bryant Linda
Applied Music Associate: Organ, College Organist
Receptionist

Diane joined SHACS during the Fall, 2013 semester.  

cabelli
Associate Chaplain and Rabbi

Campus responsibilities as Associate Chaplain and Rabbi:

  • Campus religious life and social justice awareness
  • Promoting/ facilitating student groups and student religious life... read more
Chang Lucy
Interpreter/Classroom Aide
Coleman Connie
Rosenfield Center Receptionist

Students can come to Connie for:

  • Information/Directions
  • Rental of game room equipment
  • Rosenfield Center first floor supervision
  • Anything they need, or... read more
Conner Andrea
Associate Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life and Orientation
  • Oversees all aspects of the residence halls and living on campus
  • Fosters healthy community in the residence halls
  • Supervises the RLCs and Student Staff
  • Supports... read more
DeBerg
Campus Safety and Security Officer

Bob's role at Grinnell College is to make the college experience the most pleasant by creating the safest atmosphere possible for visitors, staff, and students. Bob believes that at Grinnell... read more

Dickey-Chasins
Director/Lead Psychologist

Harriett joined the SHACS staff in 2010, when the College brought counseling services in-house, and became SHACS’ Director in 2012.  However, she has been treating Grinnell College students, in... read more

Don Rebecca
Senior Residence Life Coordinator for Langan, Rawson, Gates, and Clark Halls

Becca started work in the field of student affairs in August of 2008, and joined Grinnell on July 1st, 2010.  Following a rewarding undergraduate career in the back hills of Ohio at Kenyon College... read more

Dougharty
Vice President for Student Affairs

Students can always come to Houston:

  • with any question, concern or issue they have related to any program or department within DSA
  • if they have ideas about how to improve life... read more
Edwards Karen
Associate Dean and Director of International Student Affairs

Karen leads the OISA team to build a positive educational experience for international Grinnellians.  Her work includes oversight of regulatory compliance and advising; supporting... read more

Temporary Dispatcher
Gogg Laura
Technical Assistant II

Students can come to Laura with questions regarding:

  • Student Residences, including:
    • Spring Room Draw
    • Special Residence Draws
    • Off-campus permission
    • ... read more
Greene Travis
Dean of Students

Responsible for residence life, new student orientation, student conduct, DSA evaluation and assessment, and family weekend. Students can come to Travis to:

Grimes
Staff Nurse

Janice is a registered nurse. She earned her B.S.N. at the University of Iowa. Janice has practiced nursing for 28 years and in a variety of settings, including surgical recovery, in vitro... read more

nancy
Technical Assistant I
Adjunct Religious Life Leader
Safety & Security Officer

Students can come to Christine: about a student/faculty/staff member in need of help or aid to report lost or stolen property to report threats and assaults if they feel uncomfortable with... read more

Call-In Safety & Security Officer
Administrative Assistant

Ann joined the Division of Student Affairs in August, 2010.  Starting August 22, 2011 she reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs, Houston Dougharty and the Dean for Student Success and... read more

Hanna
Academic and International Advisor

Hanna consults daily with students about academic challenges and personal problems, including cultural adaptation due to transition process. She offers pro-active coaching to international... read more

Call-In Safety & Security Officer
Jennifer
Call-In Dispatcher
Motta
Assistant Director of Security

Card access keys Report a crime Report a suspicious activity Car trouble Russ started working at the Burling Library at Grinnell College in 1994. He joined the Safety and Security Office when it... read more

Larry
Safety & Security Officer

Students can come to Larry: about a student/faculty/staff member in need of help or aid to report lost or stolen property to report threats and assaults if they feel uncomfortable with something... read more

Call-In Dispatcher
Residence Life Coordinator for Younker and Smith Halls

Ashley started working at Grinnell in January of 2014.  She spent six years at Iowa State University singing in Cantamus women’s choir, working as a Community Advisor, and earning a BFA in... read more

Sachdev
Psychology Associate

Kunal earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University in Illinois. Kunal earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago and his master's degree... read more

Kady
Residence Life Coordinator

Residence Life Coordinator for Cowles, Dibble, and Norris Halls
Education / Degrees:
B.A. in Communications (Graphic Design) from Simmons College
M. Ed. in Higher Education from... read more

Shill
Assistant Director/Lead Nurse

Deb Shill is a registered nurse and has been employed at Grinnell College for the past six years.  She brings 26 years of broad professional experience to SHACS.  Deb has worked in the fields of... read more

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Dean of Religious Life

Deanna is ordained in the United Church of Christ and has served in religious life and spiritual leadership in the liberal arts college communities for nearly 20 years. She has an M Div. from Yale... read more

Sims
Director of Campus Center Operations/Student Activities; Posse Mentor 2012-13 & 2013-14

Michael started working at Grinnell in July 1997. Within the division, he is responsible for advising SGA all-campus events (ACE), security relating to those events (ACE security), SGA Concerts,... read more

Lesa
Staff Nurse

Lesa Smith is a registered nurse who has worked at Grinnell College for six years.  Before coming to Grinnell, Lesa worked at Grinnell Regional Medical Center, first for ten years in internal... read more

Joyce
Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising

Joyce Stern is dean of student academic support and advising at Grinnell College.   Her work for the last 13 years includes directing the college’s advising... read more

Strong
International Student and Scholar Advisor

Brenda is a knowledgeable and friendly resource for the wide variety of issues students face.  She serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and an Alternate Responsible Officer (... read more

Autumn Wilke
Assistant Director of Residence Life and Orientation

Autumn began working at Grinnell College in July of 2011 after graduating with her Masters in Higher Education from Iowa State University. She attended UW-Madison for her undergraduate education.... read more

AJ (Amy) Williams
Staff Psychologist & Training Coordinator