Dean's Advisory Board Launching Soon

Two students in a classroom, looking up and engagedThe office of the dean of students is seeking applications for a newly-formed dean’s advisory board.

The board, nicknamed DAB, will allow student leaders to influence positive change on campus, celebrate student accomplishments, and help the office of the dean of students set priorities and create initiatives.

DAB emerged out of conversations between dean of students Dr. Kimberly Moore and student groups across campus.

“As Dean, I have frequent conversations with students who share their interests and concerns,” said Moore. “The board is a consistent way for me to stay connected to students and let them guide our initiatives and priorities. It really is my way of keeping the pulse on student and campus life.”

DAB will be composed half of student leader representatives (associated student government, tri-council, diversity affairs council, and residence hall association) and half of at-large members who apply as individuals.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity for passionate students to give strategic direction for the office of the dean of students,” said Moore. “The advisory board can help actualize the changes they want to see on campus.”

While the advisory board will determine its own first steps and priorities, some anticipated issues are sexual and interpersonal violence education, prevention, and response, and diversity and inclusion. The board will also assist in the Love & Honor Story Project, a new initiative that will highlight and celebrate student leaders who exemplify Miami values and the Code of Love & Honor.

Get Involved with DAB

All students are welcome to apply. “We’re looking for students who are excited about bringing passion, love, and honor to our committee,” said Cerelia Bizzell, project coordinator in the office of the dean of students. “If you are a change agent interested in contributing creativity, offering your leadership skills, and/or generating new programs or services on campus, please join us!”

Interested students should apply online by October 30. The board will meet bi-weekly on Fridays throughout the academic year.