Dean of Students Office

Chaevia Clendinen

Associate Dean for Student Advancement and Diversity Chaevia Clendinen

Please contact Chaevia for questions regarding: 


  • Peer mentor program
  • Diversity initiatives
  • Student Affinity Organizations
  • Outreach & Recruiting
  • Doctoral Placement & Professionalization
  • Alumni programming
  • Orientation

To make an appointment with any of the Deans, please email us. Our offices are located in the Social Science Research Building Room 101.

Chaevia Clendinen

Associate Dean for Student Advancement and Diversity

Office Hours: In person Monday-Friday

Chaevia Clendinen’s responsibilities include creating and maintaining programs and initiatives that enhance the diversity of students within the Division and developing initiatives that further equity and inclusion to support academic progress of all students, but with a focus on the unique needs of students from historically underrepresented groups. She is also responsible for developing professional development and skills-building programs that furthers the success of students seeking academic and non-academic careers. Clendinen earned her PhD from Princeton University and then went on to be a Diversity Initiative Specialist there, a role in which she mentored graduate students and designed programs to help graduate students acclimate to doctoral study, advance academically, and succeed in professional outcomes. After Princeton, she was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation.