Associate Dean for Student Life
School of Law
As the Associate Dean for Student Life, John has changed the culture at the Law School since his arrival two years ago. He leads the Student Support and Emergency Team (SSET) team which meets weekly to discuss students who have been referred for a variety of reasons, from suicidal ideation to a broken arm to the death of a family member. Since John's arrival, SSET has blossomed. People trust him, so the SSET team receives many referrals. An example of John's commitment is when he was contacted by students who were concerned about another student who was in distress and asked him to assist. John helped revive the student while paramedics arrived. The student is alive because of John's actions.