Division of Student Life

Dean of Students Office
315-859-4077 (fax)

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students, which includes Dean Nancy Thompson and the members of her staff listed below, provides resources, guidance and support for students and other members of the Hamilton community. Please stop by the Elihu Root House or call to have a question answered, submit a form, or just say hello.


Dean of Students Office Staff

Nancy Thompson
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Nancy Thompson leads the staff of the Division of Student Life with a focus on student leadership and engagement, intellectual  and personal growth, a safe living and learning environment, and community building activities. 

Lisa Magnarelli
Senior Associate Dean and Title IX Coordinator

Lisa Magnarelli serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator and coordinates the activities of the Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board. She also advises the Inter Society Council and its Greek member organizations and the Great Names selection and operations committees. In addition, she provides oversight for the offices of Student ActivitiesOutdoor Leadership, Chaplaincy and Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP).


Allen Harrison
Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services

Allen Harrison advises international students, manages the peer mentoring programming for first-generation and multicultural students, and oversees accessibility services.  For the latter, he works closely with students and their faculty members to coordinate accommodations for students with disabilities.  Allen also chairs the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT).    

Regina Johnson
Staff Assistant, Office of the Dean of Students

Regina Johnson provides a broad range of administrative support to the Associate Dean for Health and Safety and the Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services.  In addition, she coordinates judicial meetings/hearings and assists international students with immigration documents.

Jeff Landry
Associate Dean of Students for Health and Safety

Jeff Landry is responsible for determining the appropriate mechanism for dealing with alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct, serves as judicial coordinator, and chairs the Students of Concern committee (SOC) and Hamilton Emergency Response Team (HERT). Jeff provides oversight and direction for the department of Campus SafetyCounseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Services.

Vivyan Adair, PhD
Associate Dean of Students for Academics

Professor of Women's Studies, Vivyan Adair, coordinates the academic advising program and serves as a resource for faculty advisors.  She chairs the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS), assists students to prepare petitions to the CAS, and administers its decisions. Vivyan works with faculty and other associate deans to help students resolve a variety of academic issues, and consults with the chair of the Honor Court on cases.  


Karen Prentice-Duprey

Staff Assistant, Office of the Dean of Students

Karen Prentice-Duprey provides a broad range of secretarial and administrative support for the Associate Dean of Students for Academics (including duties for the Committee on Academic Standing and the Honor Court) and serves as a liaison for the Office of Off-Campus Study.


Cindy Reynolds

Assistant to the Dean of Students

Cindy Reynolds provides administrative support to the Dean of Students and the Senior Associate Dean of Students.  In addition, she coordinates student break shuttles and handles communication concerning student health insurance.

The Dean of Students Office is located in the Elihu Root House,
#25 on map

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

315-859-4077 (fax)