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 services.

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, Assistant Dean of Students Ashley Noyes, 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:
Fridays 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact us

Office of the Dean of Students
Park Hall 103
Fax: 508-286-3470
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m.