Student Life

Meet with a Dean

The deans in Student Life meet regularly one-on-one with students for academic support, assistance in addressing obstacles to student success, guidance on campus policies and procedures, and collaboration on student and campus life initiatives.  

While deans share many similar responsibilities, each dean has a focus or specialty area related to their specific department. Please reference the summary below to learn more about our deans in Student Life and how to set up an appointment.

If you are unsure who to meet with, please contact the Student Life Office and include your name, preferred times to meet, and a brief description of what you would like to discuss with a dean.

Our Deans

Julie Maxfield

Julie Maxfield

Associate Dean of Students for Academic Life

Eliot 204A
503/517-7916
maxfielj@reed.edu
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pronouns: she/her/hers

Students facing challenges that interfere with academic success might benefit from meeting with Julie. Expect a collaborative discussion about relevant resources, strategies, and administrative options so that you can develop a plan for getting back on track and/or making adjustments to your current educational trajectory. For example, Julie meets with students on academic probation, students who are considering a leave of absence, or those re-entering the college after time away. 

Britt Q. Hoover

Assistant Dean for Student Support
Eliot 218
503/777-7521
hooverb@reed.edu
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Britt meets regularly with students experiencing personal crises, unanticipated family situations, and unexpected life events that disrupt a student’s ability to focus on their academics and well-being. Britt works with students to create a comprehensive plan for addessing hardships and connecting to appropriate emergency and on-going support resources. Britt is available to faculty, staff and peers to consult about concerns for students and she coordinates outreach to students experiencing personal hardships and emergencies. Britt oversees the wider Reed student support network through the Reed Care Team, Behavioral Intervention Team, and On-Call Team.

New positions

Student Life is in the process of hiring two new associate deans in the areas of Student Health and Well-being, and Student and Campus Life.