Welcome Letter from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Greetings, and welcome to all new and returning students to Goodwin College for the 2019-20 academic year. I am sure many of you are filled with all types of emotions; probably a little anxious to get started and maybe feeling really charged to meet your professors and new classmates. All in all, your enrolling at Goodwin was and is the first step in actively pursuing your career, as well as establishing yourself as a lifelong learner. For that, I truly applaud you.

As the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, I provide oversight and leadership for various areas providing absolutely exceptional services to our students. I encourage you to take full advantage of the resources and support they are prepared to offer. Our mission is to enrich the overall student experience while at Goodwin College. Our overarching goal is to foster student involvement in areas ranging from residential life to student engagement. Additionally, the Division for Student Affairs (DSA) seeks to aid students in making meaningful connections between the material learned in the classroom and the various leadership opportunities afforded to you throughout your time at Goodwin. Through 10 different offices, DSA strives to meet the basic needs for college life and create a positively impactful campus environment.

Our resources are offered by the following offices: Academic Advising, Accessibility Services, Career Services, Case Management Services, Educational Opportunity Program (E.O.P.), Hoffman Family Library, Residential Life and Housing, Retention and Athletics, Student Engagement, and Veterans Affairs.

Always remember Goodwin is prepared to provide you an extraordinary educational experience with meaningful and thought-provoking conversations, projects, and let us not forget, memorable assessments. We believe in preparing students for a promising future filled with success and monumental accomplishments. And rest in knowing that you will not be alone on this journey. You will be supported by highly credentialed faculty, great academic advising, and extremely attentive staff who will become your family over time.

I would encourage you to familiarize yourself with this Handbook as it will introduce you to the culture of our college. As a student you are responsible for your interactions with the college, and this Handbook will definitely serve as a guide to these interactions. I would encourage you to become very familiar with the information in it especially our codes of conduct. At any point during your experience, feel free to reach out to any person within the Student Affairs staff; we are readily available to answer any and all questions. Our Student Affairs team is located at One Riverside Drive, Suite 217. 

Again, welcome to Goodwin, and congratulations on taking one more step towards achieving your career goals.


Tyrone C. Black, Ed.D.