Leadership Team

Marsh Pattie, Associate Dean of Students

Dean Pattie provides strategic leadership for Newcomb Centers & Services, and has the great privilege to work with an outstanding team of students and colleagues in facilitating a vibrant community experience at the University. His additional responsibilities in the Office of the Dean of Students include management of the student arrest self-disclosure process, crisis response, service in the Dean on Call rotation, and general advising and support for students and student organizations. He also assists with strategic planning and HR coordination for the Office of the Dean of Students.


Emily Miles, Interim Director of Student Activities

Emily Miles serves as the Interim Director of Student Activities for the Office of the Dean of Students. In her role, Emily provides leadership, supervision, planning, and assessment for the Office of Student Activities. Her primary responsibility is facilitating student participation in clubs and organizations, including agency, special status, department programs, and Contracted Independent Organizations (CIO’s).  She is very fortunate to work with a highly talented professional team who works to provide oversight for student programming initiatives, develop organizational and leadership trainings for student organizations, manage two services centers for student organizations, supervise student employees and advise several student organizations.


Rick Reifenstein, Director of Technology & Audio Visual Services

Rick serves as the Director of Technology for the Office of the Dean of Students and plays a key role in various decision-making capacities related to the technology vision and information management within ODOS. The technology vision includes all IT procedures, practices, procurement strategies, and maintenance of computers/hardware, software systems, and applications, as well as Audio/Visual systems. Rick leads an internal IT team responsible for managing and maintaining day-to-day operations of the Technology and Audio/Visual infrastructure.


Charles Rush, Director of Business Services & Operations

Charles provides strategic financial & operational leadership for the Office of the Dean of Students. More specific responsibilities include budget & financial management, event scheduling & planning, facility operations, and human resource management.




Hal Turner, Interim Assistant Dean & Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Hal Turner serves as an assistant dean of students and the director of student organization support at the University. In this role, Hal provides leadership, supervision, planning, and assessment to the Fraternity and Sorority Life unit in the Office of the Dean of Students. He is responsible for facilitating student participation in clubs and organizations including agency, special status, Greek letter organizations, and Contracted Independent Organizations. He has the privilege of working with a talented professional team as they work to empower student leaders across grounds.


Alison White, Director of Marketing & Communications

As the Marketing & Communications Director for the Office of the Dean of Students, Alison’s responsibilities include management and production of  brand consistency, website development & updates, wayfinding/signage, and all print & social media. The Marketing team consists of highly skilled professionals and student employees, whose highest priority is effective service & production through positive collaboration with faculty, staff, & students.