About the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) will serve as a single point of entry and central resource for students, families, faculty, and staff when navigating complex issues that impact the student experience. DoS units and staff subscribe to the values of the University at Albany (access, integrity, inclusive excellence, and common good) and are guided by the five objectives of the Division of Student Affairs: Community Connections, Student Well-Being, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Career Exploration and Development.



Meet the Dean

Clarence McNeill speaking with a student

Clarence L. McNeill graduated from the University at Albany, State University of New York with a B.A. in Africana Studies and a M.S and C.A.S in Educational Administration and Policy Studies. Currently he is working toward his Ph.D. in Sociology, also at the University at Albany.

He has administrative oversight for the following units: Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence, Community Standards, Disability Resource Center, Off-Campus Student Services, Student CARE Services, and Veteran & Military Student Services. He maintains professional affiliations with the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA), the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), and the College Student Personnel Association of New York (CSPA-NYS).

Like all of the units and staff that comprise the Dean of Students (DoS) Office, Dean McNeill is committed to the personal and intellectual growth and development of all University at Albany students. The DoS office assists students by working directly with them to connect with appropriate resources on campus when needed; provide direct assistance navigating a difficult situation; aid in identifying the processes for resolving concerns impeding their success; and empowering them to explore options to make informed actionable decisions





How to Find Us

Dean of Students offices, are located in Campus Center Office Suite 137, first floor of the Campus Center on the East Side of the Campus Center Building.


Office Hours:

8:30am - 5:00pm


9:00am - 4:00pm


The offices can be reached at:

(518)-442-5501 (phone)

(518)-442-5400 (fax)

[email protected]

  • Associate Dean of Students

  • Community Standards

  • Veteran and Military Student Services

  • Off-Campus Student Services

  • Student CARE Services

  • Disability Resource Center






Our Team

Dean of Students Administration:

  • Clarence McNeill – Dean of Students
  • Charles A. Rogers – Associate Dean of Students
  • Brian T. Stephenson – Associate Dean of Students
  • Pierre Brown – Administrative Assistant


Community Standards supports and promotes a safe and civil community through the establishment and administration of the student code of conduct, Community Rights and Responsibilities. Community Standards consults with students, faculty/staff, and community partners and facilitates a variety of resolution processes to address concerns, conflicts and violations of University policy.

  • Michelly Peña – Assistant Dean of Students


Disability Resource Center supports students by ensuring a fully accessible living and learning environment for the University’s programs, services and activities in order to prepare them for a successful future in a diverse and global society.

  • Carolyn Malloch – Director
  • Carrie Snyder – Assistant Director
  • Jonathan White - Assistant Director


Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provides support, resources, programming, outreach, and accountability to students who reside or whom plan to reside off-campus with an emphasis on safety & security, community engagement, being a good neighbor, locating housing, and tenants’ rights. OCSS strives to promote positive University/community relations by working collaboratively with internal and external partners to address issues and concerns that impact the college community off-campus.

  • Luke Rumsey – Assistant Dean of Students 
  • Steven Torres – Graduate Assistant


Student CARE Services administers programs to help students overcome personal, social, and financial barriers to academic success, especially those related to emergency and basic needs. Support may include collaborative needs assessment, resource coordination, financial and in-kind grants and on-going mentorship.

  • Sally D’Alessandro - Assistant Dean of Students


Veteran and Military Student Services provides support to University at Albany students who are veterans, veteran-dependents, active duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard members, and ROTC cadets to secure Veterans Affairs educational benefits, facilitate connections, and create a sense of community through veteran-centered events and activities.

  • Joel Davis – Assistant Dean of Students