As the Chief Student Affairs Officer, Hikaru Kozuma leads a team of student affairs professionals who are committed to providing an exemplary student experience. In his role, he works with an array of departments that deliver programs and services to support students in their transition and growth at Amherst College. He is responsible for creating and implementing a college-wide vision for the engagement of students with each other, the institution, and their overall college experience by leading the following departments: the Office of Student Affairs, Residential Life, the Counseling Center, the Health Center, Health Education, Student Activities, Accessibility Services, Religious Life, Community Standards, and Case Management.
Dean Boykin-East has special responsibilities for the Peer Tutoring Program. She is also available for general and academic counseling for the Class of 2019. Dean Boykin-East is also a member of several of the College’s committees.
Professor of History and Environmental Studies; Dean of New Students; Chair of Latinx and Latin Amer Studies
Dean Lopez has special responsibilities for the personal and academic counseling of students in the Class of 2022 and new transfer scholars. He may be consulted on matters relating to the general and academic counseling of first-year students, college regulations and requirements, the Orientation Program, and the First-Year Seminar courses.
Michelle provides all aspects of administrative support for the 2020 Class Dean Ethan Clotfelter and for the 2021 Class Dean Jess Caldwell-O'Keefe. Michelle also facilitates all budgetary processing for both Student Affairs and Residential Life offices.
Paul is responsible for managing student facilities that include the Keefe Campus Center and the PowerHouse. Additionally he directs and manages the Student Activities Office, developing distinctive, high quality student programs and activities. Paul also provides advisement, direction, and leadership training to the Campus Activities Board (CAB), Association of Amherst Students, Budgetary Committee, WAMH Radio Station, Olio Yearbook, and more than 100 recognized student organizations.
Andrea is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing, coordinating, and assessing residential programs and services, and working with students, Residence Counselors, and Assistant Directors of Residential Life to ensure that residential life at Amherst advances academic priorities, encourages both socialization and community-building, and supports students’ well-being and safety. Residence life staff are here to assist you. Both professional and student staff are available to answer any of your questions and point you in the right direction.
The Counseling Center staff provides assessment, counseling, brief psychotherapy, and referral to Amherst College students on a voluntary and confidential basis. Stop by the Counseling Center located in Scott House (directly across the street from Orr Rink), or call us at 413-542-2354 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Dean Gendron is responsible for assisting the Amherst College community with informal and formal conflict resolution. He collaborates closely with students, faculty, and staff to examine community standards and to provide opportunities for the redress of alleged violations of those standards in conjunction with the Committee on Discipline. Dean works closely with several groups and committees, including the Title IX Team, the Case Management Team, and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Task Force.