Students on Pratt Institute Campus in the Fall. The middle student is holding a giant daisy.

The Student Affairs division is led by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President and departmental directors across the division. Together with the Student Affairs department staff they are dedicated to student advocacy, support and well-being

The departments within the division include:

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VP office of Student Affairs staff:

Delmy M. Lendof, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Rhonda Schaller
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Chair, Resilience Council

Alex Fisher
Operations Manager

Jasmine Cuffie
Coordinator of Health Education and Promotion
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Martha Cedarholm
Senior Student Advocate and Care Coordinator - Student Advocacy and Support 

Nadine Shuler
Administrative Assistant

Vision Statement

As a partner in the academic enterprise, the Student Affairs Division:

  • Develops programs and services that encourage student success, personal growth and wellbeing

  • Fosters a campus environment that is conducive to student development and promotes the All- Institute Learning Goals

  • Provides support, access, and advocacy for students as they meet the opportunities and challenges of the Pratt experience

Enduring Goals: Outcomes and Actions

  • Provide campus-wide leadership for advancing student success inside and outside of the classroom

  • Build an engaged community that increases student satisfaction with the Pratt experience

  • Enhance and promote the myriad opportunities for students to be responsible and active participants in the Pratt community

  • Provide education, resources and experiences for students to think critically, make effective and ethical decisions, develop healthy lifestyles and make career choices with clarity and confidence

  • Cultivate a global environment that celebrates and supports diverse viewpoints, enhances intercultural experiences and promotes an understanding of the impact of oppression, inequality and social justice.

  • Advocate for accessible, programs, services, facilities and technologies to improve the overall student experience and increase the diversity of the student body

  • Maintain transparent communication and provide opportunities for compassionate dialogues and resources

  • Prioritize building resilience and well-being into programs and communications to provide the inspiration, resources, and connection to support the Pratt community

  • Integrate learning assessments into all student affairs programs and services

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