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Student Affairs

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (OVPSA) is responsible for creating frameworks, policies, and processes that are used by all departments in the division to deliver an innovative and transformative experience for our undergraduate students.  In addition, OVPSA staff ensures that divisional initiatives continue to extend learning outside-of-the-classroom and create a sense of connection and belonging for every undergraduate student.  

Staff members

J. Andrew Shepardson Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students
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Lauren Hubacheck
Director of Strategic Projects and Communications
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Chris Besse
Director of Emergency Management
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Jared Berman
Assistant Director of Student Affairs Strategic Projects and BentleyPlus Program Director
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Vanessa Velasquez
Student Success and First Generation Coordinator
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Julia Stiffler Lavely
Executive Assistant

Divisional Strategic Initiatives


Students can get the most out of their Bentley experience by strategically developing their competencies and learning how to market themselves to future employers

Advancing Equity and Inclusion

The Division of Student Affairs understands our important role in creating a more equitable and just community.

Elevating Student Voices

Providing opportunities for student feedback and centering that feedback in decision-making is central to the operations of the Division of Student Affairs.