The Dean of Students is responsible for many aspects of student life on campus. The dean oversees College residential life and student activities ranging from the Commons system to orientation. In 2015, Baishakhi Taylor assumed the position of Dean of Students after Katy Smith Abbott was appointed Dean of the College. The Dean of Students currently reports to the Dean of the College.
From 1999 to 2007 the position was called the Dean of Student Affairs and had similar responsibilities.