Sarah Moschenross was named Dean of Students in 2015. Prior to coming to Grinnell, Moschenross served as the Director of the McNair TRIO Program at Knox College in Galesburg, IL and as a Residence Director at Coe College.
Moschenross’s primary responsibilities are to oversee the departments of Residence Life, Orientation, Student Assistance, Wellness & Prevention, and to serve as the Chief Conduct Officer and Title IX Deputy for Conduct. Moschenross currently sits on the Harm Reduction Committee, the Enrollment Committee, Poweshiek County SART, the Title IX Advisory Committee, the AV Davis Committee, and chairs the Committee on Student Life.
Moschenross has taught in college classrooms on privilege and leadership, social change movements, intersectional feminism, and introduction to the liberal arts. She has also worked in academic advising, community service and service-learning programming, residence life, and in career counseling.
Moschenross has presented on topics related to the experiences of women in higher education, social justice allyship, difficult dialogues, and on various panels on higher education leadership. Moschenross has served as the State of Iowa Liaison for the Standing Committee for Women and on the directorate board of the Commission for Social Justice Educators for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Moschenross has been an active member of the Iowa Student Personnel Association and currently serves as its President-elect.
A native of Iowa, Moschenross received her BS from Iowa State University in Child and Family Services and her MA from the University of Iowa in Student Development in Post-Secondary Education.
Moschenross lives in Grinnell with her partner and their 3 children. Moschenross is pleased to be at Grinnell College where student engagement and activism are celebrated and hopes to work across departments to fuse the curricular and co-curricular experiences of students, increase the sense of belonging among students, and- as always- work as a social justice activist and ally to broaden inclusivity and justice on and off campus.