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Students are welcome to communicate with the Deans via email, with questions, concerns or suggestions, at

You may also visit the Dean's Office, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Division of Student Affairs/Dean of Students Office
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
Room 1103, East Building
New York, NY, 10065
Phone 212.772.4878
Fax 212.650.3266


Eija Ayravainen
Vice President for Student Affairs / Dean of Students

A long-time advocate for students, Dean Ayravainen is staunchly dedicated to establishing and enhancing services and programs that are responsive to students’ needs and also help support their academic, professional and personal success.

Dean Ayravainen provides leadership to the Division of Student Affairs, and has spearheaded numerous initiatives that provide student-focused services, programming, funding opportunities and events. Dean Ayravainen frequently meets with students in both formal and informal venues regarding matters that affect the Hunter College community.

Madlyn Stokely
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs / Associate Dean of Students

Dean Stokely is a dedicated student advocate who consistently addresses students' concerns and strives to connect them to a variety of available academic support resources. She oversees the services provided by the following areas: Office of AccessABILITY, Counseling and Wellness Services (Health Services), International Students Office, Office of Student Conduct, and Living@Hunter (Residence Life).

In addition, Dean Stokely manages the academic retention process, which includes the Dean's List, and academic dismissals and probations.

Shannon E. Salinas
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Dean Salinas works with students in various ways to support their transition to college life and to maximize their academic success. She oversees the Office of Admissions & Recruitment which includes College Now and the Welcome Center, the Office of Academic Advising which includes The Sylvia E. Fishman Student Center, the Office of Career Development Services, The Testing Center and the Office of Enrollment Management. 

In addition, Dean Salinas serves on a number of Hunter College committees and working groups. She co-chairs the President’s Task Force on Student Advising.

Kevin A. Nesbitt
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Dean Nesbitt works on the behalf of students by cultivating a culture of cross-training the professional staff in Student Affairs to engage in high-impact practices. These practices support student satisfaction, retention, and success. With a focus on enrollment management, he oversees the operations of Admissions, Recruitment, the Welcome Center, and Financial Aid.

In addition, Dean Nesbitt serves on Vice Chancellor Sanchez' Arts and Education Committee, and various working groups in the Division of Student Affairs, including "On-track at Hunter."

Anabela Carerra
Director of Financial and Administrative Services

Colleen Barry
Director of Student Conduct

Sharmeen Ahmed
Associate Director of Student Conduct

Theoni Angelopoulos
Manager of Student Relations/
Special Assistant to the V.P. for Student Affairs

Chris Luis Aviles
Student Services Specialist

Taahira A. Maynard
Student Affairs Manager


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