Vice President for Student Life & the Dean of Students


Welcome from the Offices of the Vice President for Student Life & the Dean of Students!

The Vice President oversees the vibrant departments of the Student Life Division. Student Life intersects at multiple points of a student's journey at Saint Mary's. With areas that promote students' living experiences, wellness, and engagement, Student Life accompanies students on their academic and co-curricular journey at Saint Mary's. The Division of Student Life creates a sense of belonging, offers participatory opportunities, and encourages students to contribute back their talents. Departments within Student Life include Campus Assault, Response, and Education (CARE),  Campus Housing, Club Sports, Community Life, Center for Women & Gender Equity, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Dean of Students, Intercultural Center, New Student & Family Programs, Campus Safety & Transportation, Recreational Sports, Student Involvement and Leadership, and the Student Health Center.


The Office of the Dean of Students is a department within the division of Student Life and serves as a key link between students and other areas of campus life. The purpose is to support the out-of-classroom experiences of students in an effort to develop independent, civic-minded, and responsible adults. The Dean of Students staff coordinates the College’s response to crisis situations that involve students and frequently serves as liaisons between students, faculty, and other administrators or offices in many different situations.


Fall 2023 - Welcome from Student Life Staff

Our Division of Student Life welcomes several new staff to the College! Get to know our staff and visit the various offices within the Division! Meet our talented leadership team below. 


2022-2023 Annual Report

The 2022-2023 academic year was a successful year for the Division of Student Life! Learn more about the Division and its achievements in our


Get Connected

Get Connected by exploring the campus-wide event calendar, stopping by the Student Involvement & Leadership Office or visiting with the Residential Experience staff.


Tips for Student Success

Your success is our priority. Use this Quick Information Guide and navigate the information detailed throughout the SMC Student Life website for helpful information regarding academic resources, student engagement opportunities, and college-provided support services. 


Our Community Standards

We uphold our Lasallian Core Values and align them with our community standards. If you have a concern for a student or wish to report a violation of The Student Handbook, use the links below. 

  • To notify college administration regarding a student of concern or to file a bias-related incident, complete and submit this reporting form.
  • To report an alleged violation of The Student Handbook, complete and submit this incident referral form.

Student Life Leadership

Meet the 2023-2024 Student Life Leadership Team!

Jim Sciuto

Jim Sciuto, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Life

Class of 2000, Class of 2022 (Ed.D.)

Laura Lyndon

Laura Lyndon, Ed.D.
Dean of Students

Class of 2023 (Ed.D.)

Samantha Alberto

Samantha Alberto
Director of Residential Experience/Interim Administrative Director for Intercultural Center

Class of 2012

Megan Gallagher

Megan Gallagher
Director of the CARE Center/Interim Administrative Director for Wellness

Beckie Harper

Rebecca Harper
Director of Campus Recreation and Club Sports

Jennifer Herzog

Jennifer Herzog
Assistant Vice President for SMC Experience

Travis Mason

Travis Mason
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Community Life

Brian Middleton

Brian Middleton
Director of Campus Housing & Auxiliary Services

Erin Perkins
Interim Medical Director
Student Health Center
Manjit Sappal

Manjit Sappal
Executive Director for Campus Safety & Transportation

Sharon Sobotta

Sharon Sobotta
Director of Center for Women & Gender Equity