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Class Deans

DePauw University class deans provide clear and consistent points of contact for students, faculty, and staff members.

Class deans take a holistic, student-centered approach to helping students problem-solve, make decisions about, and integrate their academic and co-curricular experiences. Class deans also serve as points of contact who can direct students to appropriate resources. If you have a question but don’t know where to start, contact the appropriate class dean.

Urgent matters that need immediate attention should be directed to the Office of Student Academic Life (765-658-4270) or in emergencies, 911 or Public Safety (765-658-5555).  For other matters, contact:


JC LopezJC Lopez

sophomore & senior CLASS DEAN

For students with email addresses ending in 2021 and 2019
Union Building 
(765) 658-4270






Jeannette Johnson-Licon

First Year & Junior class dean

For students with email addresses ending in 2022 and 2020
Union Building, Suite 200
(765) 658-4270




Academic and Co-curricular Guidance and Advising: Class deans support students and work with academic and Commitment advisors as students make choices about their academic and co-curricular pursuits and how they connect to other opportunities during their time at DePauw and beyond. Class deans also work with faculty members, the Registrar’s Office, and University committees in support of students’ academic success and satisfactory academic progress as well as their progress toward the Commitment.

General Support: There may be times when life events pose challenges to students’ academic pursuits. Class deans are effective listeners who help students sort out a variety of issues.

Referrals: Class deans are well-connected within the university and know its programs, policies, and procedures.   Students may visit class deans about academic or co-curricular issues. Deans will refer students to other campus resources (e.g., faculty advisors, the Registrar's Office, the Financial Aid Office, the Dean of Students' Office, the Wellness Center) when appropriate.

Programming: Class deans work with offices across the university to support the Commitment and other programs for students in each class year, such as New Student Orientation, Sophomore Institute, Junior Jump-Start, and Senior Showcase.

You can learn more about the class deans by watching this video.