The Dean of Students, reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, oversees key areas of student services including the Center for Internships and Career Development, Housing and Residential Life, Intercultural Center, Judicial Affairs, Pride Center, and the Women’s Center. The Dean of Students advocates for students when appropriate and assists with their academic, social and personal growth. In addition, he serves as a general resource and ombudsperson responding to students’ needs as related to their personal and social concerns as members of the Eastern community. The Dean of Students assists the Vice President for Student Affairs with projects and initiatives designed to enhance student success. He serves as a sounding board for student ideas, needs and issues and refers students to appropriate university offices.

The Dean of Students serves as a member of the Sexual Assault Resource Team and also convenes the Student Intervention Team on a weekly basis to discuss information about students who may be in crisis or whose name has been referred to the team for assistance and guidance.

If you have any questions, ideas or concerns, stop by the Dean of Students Office which is located in the Gelsi Young Building, Second Floor, Room 222. Access to the Dean is through both drop-in availability and scheduled appointments.

Walter Diaz, Ed.D.
Dean of Students

Department Office
Dean of Students:
Walter Diaz
Gelsi Young, Room 222
phone number(860) 465-5244
fax number(860) 465-5015
CSU Administrative Assistant:
Karen Mason
Gelsi Young, Room 222
phone number(860) 465-4412
fax number(860) 465-5015