Organizational Structure

Vice President for Student Life

Dr. Jayne Brownell

Jayne BrownellJayne Brownell

Dr. Jayne Brownell joined the Division of Student Life on March 1, 2014 as the Vice President for Student Life. She represents the division on the President's cabinet and the interests of Miami students at the executive level. 

In conjunction with the senior leadership team, the Vice President engages with staff across the division and with student leaders in on-going efforts to enhance the quality of student life and realize Miami's vision of an environment in which the education of the whole student is a central value of the University.

Dr. Brownell oversees the Division of Student Life with direct reports from:

  • Associate VP / Dean of Students
  • Assistant VP / Student Life
  • Advancement
  • Assessment
  • Budget and Technology
  • Communications
  • Myaamia Tribe Relations

Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students

Kimberly MooreDr. Kimberly Moore

The Associate Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students provides administrative leadership for on-campus living, academic advising, transition programs, emergency response, and case management. Specifically, the following offices report to this position:


Assistant Vice President for Student Life - Student Engagement and Leadership

Dr. Scott Walter

Scott WalterScott Walter

The Assistant VP for Student Life - Engagement and Leadership provides oversight and direction for student engagement and leadership development. He is charged with providing leadership for the overall administrative area of Student Life. He is responsible for establishing collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and others with the goal of enhancing student success by creating an engaging environment. Specifically, the following offices report to this position:


Assistant Vice President for Student Life - Health and Wellness

Dr. Steve Large

Steve LargeSteve Large

The Assistant VP for Student Life - Health and Wellness provides oversight and direction for the following departments within Student Life:


Associate Dean of Students

Dr. Gwen Fears

Gwen FearsGwen Fears

The Associate Dean of Students provides oversight and direction for divisional assessment initiatives and student transition programs, including:


Student Affairs - Regional Campuses

Dr. Peter Haverkos, Senior Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Success

Dr. Pete HaverkosPete Haverkos

The Regional Senior Assistant Dean of Student and Academic Success at Hamilton and Middletown provides oversight and direction for the following regional offices/departments: 

  • Academic Advising
  • Athletics
  • Child Care
  • Career Services and Professional Development
  • Center for Civic Engagement (MUH)
  • Community Engagement and Service (MUM)
  • Disability Services
  • English Language Center (ELC)
  • Learning Assistance
  • Diversity and Multicultural Services
  • New Student Orientation
  • Student Activities
  • Student Counseling Services
  • Student Government 
  • TRIO Student Support Services

Updated June 2018