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Meet the Staff

Office of Student Life

Christopher Wells

Dean of Students

As Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Christopher oversees the departments and offices of Athletics, Campus Life, Campus Living and Community Development, Spiritual Life, the Women's Center, Student Support and Advocacy, Public Safety and the Wellness Center. Christopher, who came to DePauw in 2008, previously held the positions of Vice President for Development and Vice President for Communications. In transitioning to his role as Vice President for Student Life Christopher said, "I have great love for DePauw and the people who work and learn here. I look forward to joining the talented Student Life staff to make our student experience even more compelling.


Meggan Herrald Johnston

Director of Student Life and Community Standards

Meggan Herrald Johnston came to DePauw in the summer of 2001.  After serving several years in the Residence Life Office, Meggan is currently the Director of Student Life and Community Standards.  Her primary roles at DePauw include directing the student conduct process and providing support, guidance, and resources to upper class students.  Meggan holds a Masters in Education degree in Student Personnel Services from the University of South Carolina and and Bachelors in Music Education from Millikin University.

Jeannette Johnson-Licon

Assistant Dean of Students

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Jeannette Johnson-Licon (JJL) came to DePauw in Fall 1999 after completing a Masters in Public Policy at Duke University.  Currently serving as an Assistant Dean in the Dean of Students Office, JJL also coordinates a violence prevention grant from the United States Department of Justice.  A transplant to Indiana from southwest Texas, Jeannette prefers short scooter rides in the cornfields to long walks anywhere.



Tracey Schmutte

Secretary and Receptionist

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Tracey Schmutte is the Student Life secretary in UB 210 and is the editor for the DePauw Weekly.  She came to DePauw in Fall 2012 to provide administrative assistance to the Dean of Campus Life.  In her free time, Tracey likes to read, cycle and hang out at the lake with her children.




Jeanne Servais

Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life

LGL 7862DJeanne Servais has worked at DePauw since 1999.  As Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, Jeanne helps manage the budget and personnel files for the division, plans and coordinates Family Weekend for the University, and assists the Vice President with a number of administrative duties.  Currently working part-time, Jeanne teaches yoga at DePauw and at her studio in Crawfordsville.



Cara Setchell

Associate Dean of Students

LGL 7798DCara Setchell attended Bethany College in Bethany, WV where she earned her B.S. in Biology, followed by Canisius College in Buffalo, NY where she earned a M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration. She currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students and has oversight for Community Standards, Counseling Services, Health Services, and First-Year Programs. When she first arrived in Fall 1999, Cara worked with residence life, leadership programs, and community development, but her greatest professional joy has been working with the Mentor program, which helps first-year students make a successful transition to our community.

Dorian Shager

Dean of Campus Life

LGL 7920DDorian Shager started at DePauw in the Fall of 1998.  He has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Grinnell College and a Masters degree in Student Personnel and Counseling Services from Kansas State University.  As Dean of Campus Life, he works with areas that impact students out-of-class experiences and the overall campus climate.  Responsibilities include University housing, Greek life, campus activities, intercultural life, supporting student organizations, alcohol coordinating committee, and serving as the Title IX Coordinator.  Dorian loves basketball and one of his favorite pastimes is being the PA announcer for DePauw's national champion women's basketball team.

Jamie Stuckey

Secretary/Program Assistant

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Jamie Stuckey came to DePauw in 2006 and has worked in the university setting since 2003, coming from Indiana University. She works with Community Standards, First-Year Experience, student support and advocacy, and also coordinates the emergency loan program. Jamie provides administrative support to the Associate Dean of Students, the Director of First-Year Students and the Director of Student Life and Community Standards.



Julia Sutherlin

Director of First Year Programs

LGL 7899AJulia Sutherlin, director of first-year programs, received her Masters degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs from Indiana University (2006) and her Bachelors degree in Education from Illinois Wesleyan University (2001). Julia is passionate about supporting the experience of students outside of the classroom in her work with the first-year experience and in coordinating response to students in crisis.