Dean Boykin-East has special responsibilities for the Peer Tutoring Program. She is also available for general and academic counseling for the Class of 2022. Dean Boykin-East is also a member of several of the College’s committees.
Anson D. Morse 1871 Professor of History and Professor of Environmental Studies; Dean of New Students; Chair of Latinx and Latin Amer Studies
Dean López has special responsibilities for the personal and academic counseling of students in the Class of 2025 and first year new transfer scholars. He may be consulted on matters relating to the general and academic counseling of first-year students, college regulations and requirements, and the First-Year Seminar courses.
Michelle provides all aspects of administrative support for the 2023/2023E Class Dean David Schneider and for the 2025/2025E Class Dean Jess Caldwell-O'Keefe. Michelle oversees the implementation of processes and policies used by the Team of Class Deans. Michelle also provides support and training for the staff of Academic Support Coordinators.
The Center for Counseling and Mental Health staff provides assessment, counseling, brief psychotherapy, and referral to Amherst College students on a voluntary and confidential basis. Stop by the Center for Counseling and Mental Health 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.
Pronouns: she/her/hers. Hanna serves as the director of the Office of Immigration Services. Her work focuses on immigration advising, tracking and interpreting immigration policy, and maintaining compliance with the federal regulations affecting international students.
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.
Jxhn serves as the director of the Queer Resource Center (QRC), whose primary role on campus is to support queer* and trans students throughout their journey at Amherst (*queer is used here as an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community). Jxhn works to bring change to campus through community building, stemming from programming, queer/trans inclusivity trainings, to policy implementation and beyond. Reach out to them regarding how to navigate resources on campus, to schedule a training, ask questions concerning collaborative programming with the QRC, and/or booking the QRC space. In their free time, you can find them talking about desirability politics, affects/effects of student debt, and/or some combination of Netflixing, eating, cooking, or attempting to bake.
David Ko serves as the Director of International Student Engagement. The Center for International Student Engagement (CISE) supports students of international experience through advocacy, centralized resources, and space for community building and critical reflection. With his own personal experience of living in the U.S. as an international student, David is passionate about creating an inclusive, connected, and purposeful campus environment for international students and build bridges between international students and the larger community.
The Student Activities Office, develops distinctive, high quality student programs and activities. Staff also provide 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.
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.