Leadership Team

Marsh Pattie, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & 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.
Dirron Allen, Assistant Dean & Director of Student Activities
Dirron Allen provides leadership, supervision, planning, and assessment for the Student Activities unit in the Office of the Dean of Students. He is responsible for facilitating student participation in clubs and organizations. The team in Student Activities supports initiatives of the University Programs Council (UPC), After Hours events, Student Organization development, Arts Board, the University Board of Elections (UBE), Women’s Leadership Development Program (WLDP), and the Blueprint Leadership Program. Dirron also provides support and guidance to Student Council.
Michael Kozuch, Director of Business Services & Operations
Michael provides strategic financial & operational leadership for the Office of the Dean of Students. More specific responsibilities include budget & financial management, event scheduling & planning, and facility operations.
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.
Hal Turner, 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.