The Division of Student Affairs has been organized into five portfolios: Athletics, Dean of Students, Health and Wellness, Student Life, and Auxiliary and Contract Services. While departments are organized in this way, the Vice President for Student Affairs ensures that there are formal and informal opportunities to develop web-like connections throughout the organization. This structure allows for efficiencies and advocacy, supports collaboration and communication, and reflects the interconnection of Student Affairs work.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Executive Assistant, Student Affairs/Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs
Dean of Students
Jordan Draper, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students/Health & Wellness
The Dean of Students Unit oversees three critical Offices for student success at TCNJ; the CARE Office, the Office of Student Conduct and the Title IX Office. The CARE Team is there to provide help and support to student’s experiencing a variety of personal challenges to being a successful student at TCNJ. Whether your concerns are academic, financial, interpersonal, physical or mental health related – we are here to help. The Office of Student Conduct helps students who have violated College policy navigate how to be successful members of the TCNJ community.
The Title IX Office works to ensure that everyone’s educational experience is free from sex discrimination. Within this particular office, the Title IX Coordinator is responsible for managing and investigating any cases of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment or stalking that impact any TCNJ community member (students, faculty, or staff). In addition, the Office works to train and educate the community on prevention methods, the rights of those impacted, and ensuring resources and accommodations if requested. An important goal of the Office is to ensure that all processes and procedures are fair and equitable for any party involved.
We believe health and wellness to be integral to the pursuit of knowledge. Our mission is to promote and nurture a community of care supportive of healthy life long behaviors that cultivate personal success and relationships. We provide TCNJ students with opportunities for skill development in all areas of wellness: intellectual, spiritual, occupational, emotional, physical, social, and environmental through excellent and accessible education, services, and programs. The Health and Wellness portfolio includes Alcohol and Other Drug Support Services (AODSS), Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI), Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP), Mental Health Services (MHS), Recreation and Wellness (REC), Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL), and Student Health Services (SHS).
Kelly Hennessy, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Development
Comprising of the Brower Student Center, Housing, Residential Education, Student Life, Recreation & Wellness, Co-Curricular & Leadership Development, Student Development focuses on providing:
- intentional programs and services that create multiple pathways for students to engage in high quality seamless learning experiences,
- friendly, welcoming, inclusive student-focused environments,
- with educational and helpful services and resources, and
- rich diverse programs.
We accomplish this by providing a wide variety of services aimed at developing the personal, social and academic life of each student and creates opportunities for students to become an integral part of a diverse community and grow through their common experiences. This unit is also responsible for management of several of the campus’ revenue enterprises comprised of student housing, food service, student center, and bookstore. These business enterprises are leveraged to expand student’s education (i.e. leadership development, student conduct, learning communities, joint initiatives with campus partners) and support the overarching mission of the Division and the College. Additionally, Student Services also creates high-quality environments and services that are welcoming to the greater TCNJ community; including Alumni, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
Amanda V. DeMartino
Executive Director of Athletics
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The Department of Athletics at The College of New Jersey strives to achieve national excellence by consistently ranking amongst the top institutions in the Director’s Cup poll. As educators we value diversity and seek to foster an inclusive environment to further enrich the academic, athletics and leadership experiences of our student-athletes. The Department encourages lifelong learning for all members of our community and views it as a vital component of our ethos. By accomplishing these objectives we believe our athletics program better prepares our student-athletes, coaches and administrators for leadership in a global society.
Auxiliary and Contract Services
Executive Director for Auxiliary and Contract Services
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The office of Auxiliary and Contract Services is responsible for leading campus enterprise units, including, but not limited to; campus dining services, Conference and Event Services, summer residential camps and conferences, the Bookstore, as well as the campus beverage, vending, laundry, and micro-refrigerator contracts. We strive for excellence by generating revenues through leading cutting edge programs and partnerships to support contemporary facilities of the College. We do this by providing and leading a variety of essential quality services for all members of the College and external community.