At Wheaton, community is at the center of the work we do in the division of student affairs. The
Dean of Students Office is committed to supporting students as they navigate their academic and
social experiences as they engage with the life of the college.
What makes Wheaton an exceptional place is that the majority of our students live in our residence
halls, eat in dining halls, join clubs and organizations, participate or support athletic teams,
attend our concerts, theater performances and lectures, and take advantage of our support
Students may come to the Dean of Students Office for a number of reasons. You might be
seeking assistance with a difficult personal or academic situation, or you would like an objective
point of view or perhaps mediation with other students or faculty. You may be sorting out
family or health concerns that might affect your academic plans, or you have ideas about how to
make your own, and others’ Wheaton experiences better.
Parents can call the Dean’s Office when they’re concerned about their student’s well-being, or
have questions about the services and support Wheaton provides.
The Dean’s office includes Executive Assistant Sue McNary, Associate Vice President Zachary
Irish, and myself. We look forward to being part of what connects you to Wheaton.
Darnell T. Parker, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dr. Parker’s Open Office Hours:
Friday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.