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Our team of seasoned educators is dedicated to helping students prepare for lives of leadership and service. 

Byron McCrae

Byron P. McCrae
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Ph.D. Fordham University

I work with the other Student Life deans and the Student Life staff, and with students, faculty and staff across campus to promote student development and success. I chair the Watson Fellowship selection committee, the Council on Campus Life and Religious Life, and the Student Conduct Council, and I also serve as advisor to the Honor Council.

Leslie Grinage '03

Leslie Grinage ‘03
Associate Dean of Students
Ed.D. Vanderbilt University

I have a number of responsibilities that support the goals of the Division of Student Life. I am responsible for Orientation and Family Weekend, serve as the college's Title IX Coordinator, supervise our Student Health and Counseling units, and work closely with faculty and other colleagues across campus on behalf of students dealing with adverse situations.

Ernest Jeffries

Ernest E. Jeffries
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs
D.Min. United Theological Seminary

I am the chief judicial officer for the college and the ADA coordinator. I am also responsible for retention programs for students of color.

Stacey Riemer

Stacey Riemer
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Civic Engagement
Ph.D. Syracuse University

I provide campus and community-wide direction and supervision for major programs and activities in the areas of civic engagement and leadership, including work with faculty on community-based learning. I also work on Title IX complaint resolution for students, and division-wide learning outcome assessments.

Jason Shaffer

Jason Shaffer
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
M.Ed. James Madison University

I provide leadership and vision for the on-campus housing experience, including departmental oversight for housing assignments, residential building access, programming in the residence halls, resident behavioral issues, liaising between residents and maintenance staff, and supervision of student staff members. I also work with crisis management, alcohol issues and addressing sexual assault.

Angela Harris

Angela L. Harris
Assistant Dean of Students and Case Manager
Psy.D. Wright State University

I serve as the Case Manager for Student Life, providing support and counsel using a solution-focused approach to assist with student success and retention. I assist students as they navigate resources available through Davidson and local communities to foster growth, empowerment and resiliency to overcome barriers to success. I also coordinate and lead our Student of Concern (SOC) Committee.

Denise Allen

Denise Allen
Executive Assistant

I work with students, faculty and community members in a variety of ways. I provide administrative assistance to the vice president for student life and dean of students, and I provide assistance to the associate and assistant deans in the Dean of Students Office.

Diana Miller

Diana Miller
Staff Assistant
B.S. North Carolina State University

I provide administrative support for the deans and serve as a point of contact to assist parents, students, faculty and staff members. I also instruct fitness classes on campus.