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New residence deans appointed
STANFORD -- Dean of Students Michael Jackson has appointed three new residence deans who will provide direct assistance and referrals for students experiencing personal difficulties and crises.
Carla Dunn will serve as residence dean for Wilbur and Stern Halls. She comes from the University of Texas-Austin where she served as associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication and, more recently, as a counselor in the Counseling and Mental Health Center. Dunn earned her doctorate in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington and a master's degree in social work from the University of Texas-Austin. She also was the founder and co-editor of Word of Mouth, a newsletter for public school speech-language pathologists. Her office is located in Wilbur Hall.
Mark Gotvald, the new residence dean for the Row, Florence Moore Hall and off-campus students, is pursuing a master's degree in educational administration. He comes to Stanford from Santa Clara University, where he served as associate campus minister and as resident minister. Gotvald earned a master's degree in systematic theology and a master's of divinity from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. In addition to serving as a lecturer in religious studies, he has provided counseling and administrative leadership to students at Carthage College, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Santa Clara University. His office is located at 584 Mayfield Ave.
Michelle R. Lee, who will serve as residence dean for Branner, Castano, Kimball, Lantana, Mirrielees and Toyon, has been with Stanford since 1988, most recently as manager in the Office for Multicultural Development. From 1988 to 1991, she was a student affairs specialist in the Office of Residential Education. Lee has a bachelor's degree from University of California-Berkeley and has done work toward a master's degree in education and counseling at Stanford and Ohlone College. She has many years of public service work with adult literacy, the Special Olympics, the California School for the Deaf, School for the Blind and the Crisis Line for the Handicapped. Her office is located in the Manzanita Dining Commons building.
The three new residence deans will join Lisa Webb, who came to Stanford in 1991 after working at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and the African American Center at Tufts University. Webb will continue serving as a residence dean for Governor's Corner, Lagunita and Roble. Her office is in the Elliot Program Center.
Chris Griffith and Carol Nyholm will continue as the residence deans for graduate students. Residence deans are part of the staff of the dean of students office.
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