Michael Roth, President

Last year, President Michael Roth ’78 took the reigns from Doug Bennet to become the University’s 16th president. While a student at the University, Roth designed a major in “history of psychological theory” and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. Now as president, he is known on campus for keeping an online blog and jovially chatting with tour groups.

Michael Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

More commonly known as “Dean Mike,” Whaley is the Vice President for Student Affairs. Having previously served as the Dean of Student Services and the Interim Dean of the College, his current title was specifically designed to fulfill these very roles. Known for working collaboratively with students, one of Whaley’s many projects has been to improve freshman orientation week.

Daniel Teraguchi, Dean for Diversity and Student Engagement

As Dean for Diversity and Student Engagement, Daniel Teraguchi, or “Dean Danny,” encourages open campus dialogue on issues of diversity and campus life. Teraguchi helped initiate and now chairs the Campus Climate Committee, which discusses acts of intolerance on campus and brainstorms possible ways of preventing them.

David Meyer, Director of Public Safety

As Director of Public Safety, David Meyer has headed the University’s force of Public Safety (PSafe) officers since 2006. While perhaps not the people you want to see while perusing Fountain Ave. with a Solo cup, PSafe works 24/7 in an effort to keep the University’s campus as safe as possible.

Fran Koerting, Director of Residential Life

Fran Koerting has been the Director of Residential Life (ResLife) since 2005. Working collaboratively with both staff and student employees, Koerting helps ensure that campus housing stays on track. Each spring, she heads the intensive General Room Selection (GRS) process, in which all students choose their housing for the upcoming school year.

Mike Pernick ’10 and Saul Carlin ’09, President and Vice President of the WSA

Mike Pernick and Saul Carlin are president and vice president respectively of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA). Both have worked on the WSA in past years, helping to shift the organization into a period of increased action and accessibility. This year should be an exciting one for our new student government leaders.

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