Dean of Student Affairs
As Dean of Student Affairs, Anne Stassen provides direction and leadership for the services offered to students through the Offices of the Registrar, Models and Properties, Graduate Programs, and Student Services, to promote an environment of student success and development. More specifically, her area includes health and psychological services referrals, career planning, academic advisement and support services, orientation, student activities, student leadership, judicial affairs, exchange programs, and off-campus housing assistance. She also serves as the liaison/advisor for the Coordinated BFA program with the University of Pennsylvania, and is the primary designated officer for international students.
Stassen joined PAFA in 2000, bringing with her nearly 20 years of experience in higher education administration, in large universities, graduate schools, and small liberal arts colleges. Her professional background includes a breadth of administrative experience in student affairs, admissions, academic advising, career planning, residence life, student activities, and facilities management.
She holds a BA in Psychology from Earlham College, and an EdM and EdD work in Higher Education Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University, where her area of research explores collaboration between student and academic affairs in colleges and universities.