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Student Affairs Names Dean of Students; AVP Overseeing Career Center, Stamp, Greek Life; and Director of Student Conduct

By Maryland Today Staff

Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo sent the following message to the campus community today:

I am very excited to write to you today about our national search processes for senior leadership positions in the Division of Student Affairs, notably the assistant vice president (AVP) for the engagement areas and our inaugural assistant vice president and dean of students (AVP/DOS). I want to thank the members of both the AVP and AVP/DOS search committees chaired by Dr. Mary Hummel and Dr. Warren Kelley, respectively. The search committees did stellar work and produced incredibly strong and diverse pools of finalists. I appreciate all that Mary, Warren, the search committees and Earl Cabellon, search firm liaison, did to provide us with rich opportunities.

Dr. James McShay has accepted the position of assistant vice president overseeing the University Career Center, the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the inaugural director of diversity, equity and inclusion. James will also oversee assessment and learning outcomes and IT for the division. I am delighted to welcome James back to Student Affairs and the University of Maryland. He will begin his position remotely on Oct. 1, 2021 and join us on campus on Nov. 1, 2021.

James is rejoining DSA from his most recent role as vice chancellor for equity and inclusion at the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma, a position he has held for three years. James joined UW from his role as associate director of the Stamp Student Union. James held a number of academic and administrative roles through Iowa State University, including serving as director of undergraduate education and program director for a university-wide program called Dialogues on Diversity. James earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York-Oswego, and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Iowa State University in education, curriculum and instruction with a concentration in multicultural and international curriculum studies. Please join me in welcoming James back to UMD at

Dr. Andrea Goodwin has accepted the inaugural position of assistant vice president and dean of students. In this role, she will establish a new dean of students office to be located on the second floor of the Mitchell Building. She will chair the Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) Team and supervise the directors of the departments of Student Conduct and Parent & Family Affairs. Given the personal, social and academic challenges students experience, as well as the increased mental health and crisis needs students present, the dean of students office will be committed to serving as mentors and advocates, offering support to students so they thrive. The caring team will journey alongside students, educating, equipping and empowering them to flourish, while encouraging them to utilize university and community resources. They will also serve as a primary response team to families and parents. In the coming months, Andrea will also be joined by an assistant dean of students. Andrea will formally begin this new role on Aug. 30, 2021. She will also continue to supervise the engagement areas until Dr. McShay is able to begin his work at UMD.

I am grateful for the exemplary service Andrea has provided in her 27 years on campus. She has served the last nine months as the interim assistant vice president and has been the director of student conduct for 10 years. Since she arrived on campus in 1994, Andrea has also served as the interim co-director of the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct, a process consultant for the Center for Leadership and Organizational Change, the coordinator of rights and responsibilities, and a community director in Resident Life. Andrea received the prestigious President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2015. Andrea earned her bachelor’s and master's degrees from Syracuse University and her doctorate in educational policy, planning and administration from the University of Maryland. Please join me in congratulating Andrea!

With Andrea’s move to the AVP/DOS position, it became critical to fill the director of student Conduct vacancy before the start of the academic year. James Bond, J.D. has accepted the permanent position of director of student conduct. James has successfully served as the interim director of student conduct since November 2020. He has extensive conduct experience, having served as the assistant director for the past 10 years and previously as a coordinator in the rights and responsibilities office at UMD. James earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Georgetown University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

James will continue in his interim capacity until Aug. 30, 2021, when he will assume the permanent role of director of student conduct. A search will begin shortly for a new assistant director of student conduct. It is critical to fill this position as soon as possible so the Office of Student Conduct is prepared to handle an expected large caseload early in the fall semester as students return to campus. I am thrilled that James will continue to serve on the Student Affairs leadership team. Please join me in congratulating James for this rightful appointment!

I am excited to welcome these amazing colleagues to their new positions. It is a joy to build a leadership team and I look forward to learning with and from these exceptional leaders. I hope you will join me in welcoming them to their new appointments.

With gratitude for the gift of exceptional leaders,

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Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs

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