Dear Hilltoppers,

Whether you are a member of our student body, family member, faculty, staff or alumni, we all share the values of our Holy Cross founders when it comes to community, diversity, social justice and service. In that spirit, staff in the Dean of Students Office look forward to collaborating with you and serving you in a variety of ways!

New Undergraduate Student Orientation programs for freshmen, new transfer students, and families are coordinated by our staff, as well as Homecoming and Family Weekend and our Student Conduct system. These programs exist to support you, our student Hilltoppers, by providing a transformative learning environment with staff that will challenge and support you to become socially responsible, productive and educated members of the community. We encourage you to get involved—in the classroom, in student organizations, leadership roles and campus traditions in order to meet new people and build relationships that last a lifetime!

Should any member or guest of the St. Edward’s University community have a concern regarding a student, you are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office by email or phone. There are several resources on this website to assist you as well. Relationships form quickly on our campus and reflect a connected and vibrant university community where we look out for one another and support one another in the greater journey of education, faith and spirituality, and human and community development.

As our 2015 University Strategic Plan unfolds, we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you in order to foster our campus initiatives of academic distinctiveness and global preparedness within the context of our Catholic and Holy Cross roots. If you haven’t stopped by our office in Main Building 108, please do so! We look forward to another great year on the Hilltop!


Lisa L. Kirkpatrick
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Connie Rey Rodriguez
Associate Dean of Students

Steven Pinkenburg
Associate Dean of Students

Jennifer Wichman
Residence Director for Student Conduct

Sara Beth Cowé
Administrative Coordinator