Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students exists to create a University community that is student centered and welcoming. In our student centered community, the Dean of Students unit collaborates to assist students in understanding life transitions and assessing personal growth and development through student advocacy, involvement, and engagement.

The dean of students encourages all students to:

Be responsible – As young adults, you are engaged in a vibrant community enriched with history and tradition. You will gain your education in the classroom, in the residence halls, on the athletic fields, and among your friends and peers. Make strong, sensible decisions that support your academic goals and your growth and development.

Challenge yourself – As you find yourself surrounded by new ideas and people – some of whom will be different from you – take the opportunity to learn more about them and their ideas, and you will broaden your own. As adults, we all find ourselves lost, afraid, or unsure from time to time, but as you face these challenges, the Immaculata community will support and guide you.

Grow – If you complete the first two, this one will be achieved.

Office of the Dean of Students Areas


Services in the Office of the Dean of Students

  • Student Conduct Process
  • Student Media - The Immaculatan (student newspaper)
  • Student Advocacy and Solving Student Issues

Office Location, Hours, and Staff

The dean of students and assistant dean of students are located in the Office of Student Development and Engagement, DeChantal Terrace. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Dr. John D. Stafford, Ed.D.., dean of students
  • Ms. Bridget A. Haines-Frank '96, M.Ed., assistant dean of students
  • Ms. Rhonda Fioresi, director, Office of Residence Life & Housing. Student Development & Engagement Suite
  • Ms. Je’Nai Righter, director, Student Activities & Leadership, Student Development & Engagement Suite
  • Ms. Elise Girard, nurse educator, Student Health Services, Bruder Center
  • Dr. James C. Hagenbaugh, Psy.D., director, Office of Counseling Services, Bruder Center
  • Ms. Michele Dawson, secretary, Office of Student Development and Engagement
  • Ms. Marge Short, secretary, Office of Student Development and Engagement
  • Ms. Maria Shultz, secretary, Office of Student Development and Engagement
  • Ms. Barbara Scudder, secretary, Bruder Center

Immaculata University | 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 | p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Copyright ©2012 All Rights Reserved | Federal Compliance Links | Clery