A Welcome from Dean Gatti
It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as your Vice President and Dean of Students at Otterbein University. At Otterbein, the Division of Student Affairs strives to make connections between our students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences. The strategic goals that have been identified by the student affairs division are designed to ensure that our priorities and focus are in resources, programs, structure and services that will best allow us to serve our students and meet our divisional and institutional learning outcomes, mission and vision.
We believe the quality of campus life is crucial to the success of our students. As mentors and advisors, our staff seeks to serve as your campus advocate and provide assistance with managing a crisis, understanding campus policies and procedures, and assisting you in locating the appropriate university resource.
Student Affairs provides each student with opportunities in individual development through quality services and programs focused on your needs. These needs include emotional, social, physical, cultural, spiritual, intellectual, and vocational. The staff endeavors to meet your needs outside the classroom. It is our goal to nurture your growth and facilitate problem-solving. In addition to meeting one-on-one with students, we sponsor numerous programs and services.
Students, faculty and staff uncertain where to turn may work with Student Affairs staff who possess the knowledge and skills to solve problems. Our staff is also available to talk with parents about university policies, practices, and resources and the Otterbein Student Experience.
I welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss with you the roles and responsibilities of the student affairs division. We are proud of what we have accomplished, but, more importantly, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students.