Meet the Staff
Dean of Students
Jamele has responsibility for the quality of undergraduate and graduate student life outside the classroom, and he is the senior advocate for students and the programs and services provided to them. He oversees several departments in the Division of Students and Enrollment, including Community Service, Community Living, Student Activities, The Intercultural Center, The Chaplaincy, Health Services and the Psychological Counseling Center.
Jamele also has institutional responsibility for student judicial procedures and advises the university regarding immediate actions necessary to assure the well being of students.
Jamele holds a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree from Bowling Green State University. He is also a celebrated poet.
Associate Dean of Student Life
Maggie Balch oversees the departments of Community Living, Student Rights and Community Standards, and Orientation.
Maggie holds a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree from the University of Connecticut. She previously worked at Washington University in St. Louis, Indiana University and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Assistant to the Dean of Students
Kerri provides administrative support for the functions of the office. She oversees responses to student and parent inquiries to support a positive image of Brandeis University. Kerri manages and coordinates the activities of the Office in order to promote efforts to engage students in programs that in turn enhance their own lives, and the larger Brandeis community.