Student Affairs

The Department of Student Affairs provides students with opportunities for growth academically, personally, and spiritually. Offices within Student Affairs are centrally located in Maria College’s Frank E. O’Brien, Jr. Student Support Center, with Counseling Services residing in Marian Hall. From new student orientation to commencement, Student Affairs staff are dedicated to the success of each individual.  

Letter from Dean of Students

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Maria College Department of Student Affairs. Our highly qualified, dedicated team has the capacity and willingness to work with you and help you in your studies as you pursue your academic goals and future career path. It is with hope and purpose that we provide holistic student support services. We encourage you to utilize the services in place geared toward your academic, personal, and spiritual growth.

Centrally located in the Frank E. O’Brien, Jr. Student Support Center, you will find a range of services to meet your individual needs, whether in person or through our comprehensive online services. Please explore our web page to learn more about what we offer to our students.

We understand that the Maria College student can often have limited time and resources for their studies. We want to serve as a one-stop-shop to help point you in the right direction, so please reach out to us. We are happy to help you.

Maria College has been guiding students for sixty years into careers that matter and lives of service. In the spirit of our founder, Catherine McAuley, we encourage you to take short careful steps toward future success and a life lived to the fullest.

Please reach out to me or the Student Affairs team if we can help you in any way.

Wishing you a successful experience at Maria College.

Barbara M. Ruslander
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students