About Us

Mission Statement

The Office of the Dean of Students – Advocacy, Outreach and Support provides solutions, services, and support to help students navigate Rutgers University. By focusing on students’ educational, social, and personal development, staff in the office promote academic success and student retention. The office serves as a student support network by providing advocacy, problem resolution, and critical incident intervention for those times when additional assistance is needed.

Vision of the Office

To challenge and support students to help them thrive – from the time of their acceptance to Rutgers until they graduate.

Meet the Staff

  • Jeff Broggi, Senior Associate Dean of Students for Advocacy, Outreach and Support
  • Sandra (Rocio) Castro, Associate Dean of Students
  • Paola Puerta Dominguez, Assistant Dean for Undocumented Student Services
  • Halston Fleming, Associate Dean for Case Management
  • Pamela Harris, Office Manager and Administrative Assistant
  • Lauren Kerton Senior Coordinator for Advocacy, Outreach and Support
  • Victoria Miller-Butcher, Assistant Dean for Case Management
  • Elizabeth O’Connell-Ganges, Associate Dean for Student Success
  • Dominique Perrotta, Administrative Assistant for Case Management

Graduate Interns

  • Du’aa Moharram, Graduate Assistant
  • Victoria Wilson, Graduate Assistant

Additional members from the Offices of Dean of Students who hold Virtual Drop-In Hours: 

  • Laura Randolph, Associate Dean / Director of Student Orientation and Transition Programs
  • Phillip Smith, Assistant Dean for Student Basic Needs
  • Kerri Willson, Associate Dean / Director of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships