Student Life Office

Meet the Student Life Deans

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

TP-close-up-headshot.jpgTawana Parks
Martha A. Darling Dean of Students
Eliot 218 / 503-517-4057
tawanap@reed.edu
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Tawana (she/her) is an educator, scholar, and spoken word artist (Auntie Free).  She utilizes a holistic and anti-deficit achievement framework recognizing the importance of the embodiment of an approach that is collaborative (person-centered and honors autonomy), evocative (calls forth the student’s OWN motivation to succeed), and autonomous versus authoritative (true power for success rests within the scholar). Tawana enjoys advocating, connecting, and caring for students and the DoS team of professionals as we are dedicated to moving student success forward at Reed.

 
Carrie Baldwin-Sayre
Associate Dean of Students for Health & Well-being

Eliot 117 / 503-517-5459
cbsayre@reed.edu
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Carrie (she/her) enjoys meeting with students to discuss topics related to their overall wellbeing and how that relates to their success and happiness while at Reed. While she is a licensed physician, meetings with Carrie are not medical visits and will focus on overall wellbeing rather than provision of specific health advice. She can assist in directing students to on-campus resources related to their wellbeing, and can help in finding off-campus support when needed.

A firm believer in the connection between the mind and the body, Carrie spends much time hiking in the beautiful Oregon wilderness and even right here in town (Forest Park, anyone?). She feeds her right brain regularly by singing and playing percussion in a jazz band, and dancing frequently to the great live music Portland has to offer.

GRUBER-DAVID-headshot.jpgDavid Gruber
Interim Associate Dean of Students for Academic Life

Director of Office of Academic Support
Dorothy Johansen House / 503-517-7722
gruberd@reed.edu
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David (he/him) meets with students facing challenges that might interfere with academic success. Students can expect a collaborative discussion about relevant resources, strategies, and administrative options so that they can develop a plan for getting back on track and/or make adjustments to their educational trajectory. For example, David meets with students on academic probation, students who are considering an underload or a leave of absence, or those re-entering the college after time away. David also meets with students seeking an exception to academic policy or enrollment deadlines via the Administrative Committee's petition process.

Outside of work, David is an avid reader. He also enjoys attending theatre and classical music performances, as well as visiting Portland's many museums and gardens with his wife.

Britt Q. Hoover
Assistant Dean of Students for Student Support

Eliot 204b / 503-777-7521
hooverb@reed.edu
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Britt (she/her) meets regularly with students experiencing personal crises and unanticipated 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 addressing hardships and connect to appropriate support resources. Britt chairs the Care Team and Behavioral Intervention Team, and is available to faculty, staff, peers, and family members to consult about concerns for students. She works with the wider Reed student support network to coordinate support and outreach to students.

Students can also meet with Britt for leave of absence and withdrawal meetings, progress plan meetings, and underload meetings.

In her free time, Britt enjoys alpine climbing, backpacking, and photography.

2019-headshot-ninajohnsonphoto-8869.jpg  Amy Schuckman
  Associate Dean of Students for Student
  & Campus Life
  28 West / 503-517-7834
  schuckma@reed.edu
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Amy (she/her) enjoys meeting with students to discuss topics related to their transition and adjustment to Reed. She works closely with Residence Life and the Office of Student Engagement and can assist students in navigating and accessing opportunities outside of the classroom.

Students can also meet with Amy for leave of absence and withdrawal meetings.


Outside of work, Amy spends time chasing her two kids and two fur-babies and adding new recipes to her to-do list that she will never make.

 
C-Tanner.jpg  Cameron Tanner
  Assistant Dean for Student Rights and Responsibilities
  TBD / 503-517-7396
  tannerc@reed.edu
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Cameron (he/him) works to promote and support educational, equitable, and efficient student adjudicative and restorative processes. He is available to students to help them better understand or access processes and policies related to conflict, conduct, and individual or community harm.

Outside of his role on campus, Cameron is an avid Portland Timbers supporter and enjoys cheering them on at Providence Park or in other stadiums across North America.