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We want students and their families to know that you can contact the Office of the Dean of Students about any challenges, concerns, or complaints that arise during your time at Seattle University.  If you don't know where to start, need help navigating campus, or just need someone to talk to about a problem or an experience at SU, call 206-296-6060 or email

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James Willette, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University
M.Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, University of Vermont
B.S., Professional Writing, Champlain College

Associate Provost & Dean of Students

Phone: (206) 296-6060

Building/Room: Student Center 140

Dr. Willette is the Associate Provost & Dean of Students at Seattle University.  Dr. Willette earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University in 2016.  Previously, he completed a Master of Education degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont in 2007, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Writing with a Media and Creative Writing focus at Champlain College in 2005.  As Associate Provost & Dean of Students, Dr. Willette supervises Housing & Residence Life, Student Conduct & Integrity Formation, the CARE Team, Counseling & Psychological Services, Wellness & Health Promotion, the Student Health Center, and University Recreation.  Dr. Willette also serves as the Division of Student Development's liaison to the Student Development Administration program in the College of Education. 

Pronouns: he/him/his

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Anton Ward-Zanotto

Assistant Dean of Students

Phone: (206) 296-6060

Building/Room: Student Center 320

Anton is the Assistant Dean of Students at Seattle University. Anton earned a Master of Education degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington, and Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Commerce degrees from Santa Clara University. He also is currently a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Leadership program at Colorado State University, where he is studying the role of institutional policies in reinforcing systems of power. As Assistant Dean of Students, Anton oversees the Student Conduct & Integrity Formation program, provides direct support to students across campus, and supports staff and faculty navigating difficult situations or conversations.

Pronouns: he/him/his

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Maddie Harris

B.A. in Psychology from Warren Wilson College

Graduate Coordinator, Student Conduct and Integrity Formation

Phone: 206-296-6304

Building/Room: Campion 114 & Student Center 320

Maddie Harris is the Graduate Coordinator for Integrity Formation. In her role, Maddie provides direct support to students, meets with students to resolve alleged violations of the Redhawk Commitment and Code of Student Conduct, and supervises the Redhawk Mentors Program. Maddie is also a first-year graudate student in the  Student Development Administration (SDA) program here at Seattle University.  

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Eunice MacGill

Executive Coordinator, Division of Student Development

Phone: (206) 296-6060

Building/Room: Student Center 140