Office of Dean of Students
Student Center, 973.720.2742
The Office of Student Development is committed to helping students grow and develop personally, intellectually, and professionally. Whether it is a time in your life when you are exploring something new, ready to take on an exciting yet perhaps daunting challenge, or whether you are coping with an acute or chronic difficulty that may be getting in the way of your education, there are professional staff in our offices that can help you.
Learning when and how to access available resources - either to enhance your educational efforts, or for help in overcoming obstacles to achieving your personal and professional goals - is an important part of student development and out-of-class learning. We hope that an essential part of the education you gain at William Paterson University is self-knowledge, a good enough understanding of yourself, the environment and the people surrounding you, that when you need help in taking the next step in your life, you know when and how to access the proper assistance or resources do so. Practicing that skill now, whether by arranging regular annual physicals, utilizing career development resources each year you are here, or becoming involved with others with similar interests in a club or learning community, will better prepare you for life beyond college.
The Student Development offices and staff members listed here are all ready and able to help you in a number of ways that can be valuable to you. It is up to you to access them in a timely way. Please do so and take advantage of the full educational benefits and services William Paterson University offers you. If you are not sure where to turn for help at William Paterson University to navigate an issue related to your education or personal growth, please contact me and I am happy to meet with you personally, or connect you with the right person to get your issue resolved. All of us at William Paterson University look forward to helping you succeed in your educational efforts.
Associate Vice President
and Dean of Student Development