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Key Hires in Student Affairs Prioritize Student Experience and Inclusive Campus

Inaugural Dean of Students appointed amid continued growth in the Division of Student Affairs


Katie Lawson , 301-405-4622

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland has appointed Andrea Goodwin as the inaugural Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs, effective August 30, 2021. Two additional senior leadership positions have been filled by James McShay as Assistant Vice President for student engagement areas and James Bond as Director of Student Conduct.

“I am excited to welcome these amazing colleagues to lead and serve in our Division,” said Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs. “It is a joy to build a leadership team committed to inclusive excellence, and I look forward to learning with and from these exceptional leaders.”

As Maryland’s first Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Goodwin will establish a new Dean of Students Office which will be committed to serving as mentors and advocates, offering support to students so they thrive, and will serve as a primary response team to families and parents. She will also chair the Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) Team and supervise the directors of the departments of Student Conduct and Parent & Family Affairs. Goodwin previously served as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs.

Effective October 2, 2021, James McShay will return to UMD from his most recent position as Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma. As Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs focusing on engagement areas, he will oversee the University Career Center, the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life, and the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. McShay will also oversee Assessment and Learning Outcomes and IT for the Division.

In addition, James Bond has accepted the permanent role as Director of Student Conduct after serving in an interim capacity since November 2020 and previously serving as Assistant Director for the past 10 years. Bond will continue to lead the Office of Student Conduct as the team works with students, staff and faculty to understand and promote community standards of safety and integrity.

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