Dean of Students
Meet the DOS Staff
Come visit us in our offices on the first floor of Heggblade Center.
Dean Spellman is responsible for overseeing the Dean of Students department, staff, and programs. She is the primary contact for returning sophomores, juniors, and seniors, but her main focus is to be an advocate for all students. Dean Spellman is available to listen to students with questions or concerns about their CMC experience and to help find solutions to any problems or difficulties students may be having. Additionally, she oversees conduct issues and the conduct board and serves as the College's Title IX Coordinator. Dean Spellman has a BA in Anthropology from Occidental College, a Master's in Education from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary's College of California. She is a native of California who loves to travel, is a chocoholic, and bakes regularly (especially chocolate chip cookies), which is why she tries to attend her boot camp workout class most mornings.
Dean Weyman is responsible for first- and second-year students and programs, including orientation for freshmen and transfers. She is passionate about helping students in transition, especially the transition into college, and her goal is to help everyone love CMC. She also manages the Orientation Sponsor program. She encourages freshmen and sophomores to come meet with her for any reason – big or small – and always enjoys meeting new people. Originally from St. Louis, Kristin traveled to Vermont to attend Middlebury College, where she majored in Italian and minored in art history. She spent her junior year abroad in Italy and hopes everyone will find time to study abroad. She has a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Northwestern University, and other than all those pesky Cubs fans, she loved living in Chicago. She and her dog Bailey can often be seen walking around campus in the evenings, and they both love it when students say hello. In her free time, Kristin enjoys Cardinals baseball, hiking, and taking advantage of the sunny California weather. She often takes trips down to Encinitas to visit her baby nephew, whose picture you will see all over her office.
Dean Vos is responsible for residential life, including housing assignments and the Resident Assistant program. He also assists with student conduct issues. He aims to provide a positive and dynamic residential experience for all CMC students. A native of Claremont, he trekked east to attend Middlebury College, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Elementary Education. He's been slowly making his way back west, having attended graduate school at Northwestern University and subsequently working at Grinnell College. He is half-French and is always looking for opportunities to converse. He enjoys discovering new music, exploring new places, cooking new dishes, and following (old) sports such as college basketball and international soccer.
Dean MacIver is responsible for Student Activities, WOA, and also serves as advisor to ASCMC. He is always open to hear ideas for new and innovative events and is excited to help students create a dynamic programming calendar for CMC . Originally from Massachusetts, Dean MacIver has a BA in Political Science from UMass Dartmouth and a Master’s degree in College Student Development from Northeastern University. In his free time, Dean MacIver enjoys gardening, cooking, and playing video games.
Through the Center for Civic Engagement, Ms. Bibbens strives to foster personal and character development in CMC students through co-curricular programming in the areas of service, citizenship and sustainability. The CCE serves as a resource center for students interested in community service, and encourages active participation in public life and community problem solving. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree from Cornell University. A native of NC, she is a Tarheel basketball fan. She and her husband (who also works at CMC) stay busy with their two kids and a dog, and can often be found cheering from the sidelines of soccer fields and basketball courts.
Adam is responsible for the Claremont-Mudd- Scripps joint campus recreation department which encompasses the student health and wellness activities on campus. These activities include intramural sports, club sports, fitness center usage (both cardio and strength conditioning) and other recreational activities. He also serves on the CMC Activities Committee and various national committees to increase the quality and exposure of recreational sports programming on campus. Originally from the east coast, he earned his Bachelor’s in Communications/Public Relations from the University of West Florida and his Master's in Sports Management from the University of Kentucky. Adam’s passion for recreation and student wellness is quickly followed by his love for sports officiating. While he has officiated various sports, he currently officiates higher levels of college basketball as well as pro-amateur leagues. When he’s not officiating, he’s out enjoying the sun on hikes, at the beach or on the field.
As part of the Student Activities team, Kari serves as an advisor and resource to all CMC clubs and organizations. She serves as the primary advisor to the College Programming Board (CPB) and helps to oversee the Bike Shop. She also works with the CMC Orientation program, which includes the beloved WOA trips for incoming students. Originally she is from Arizona, but ventured to Texas to receive her Bachelors of Business Administration in financial consulting from Southern Methodist University. She earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Baylor University. Having been raised in baseball parks she is always interested in attending any game within driving distance, even though her beloved Diamondbacks are a state away. She also has a deep love for movies, chocolate, and traveling to new places.
Bárbara contributes to CMC's vibrant residential experience by providing educational, social, and cultural programming to students living on campus. She oversees South Quad and the Apartments in particular in relation to housing operations and the Resident Assistant program. Outside of Residential Life, Bárbara fosters individual well-being and a cohesive campus community as an advisor of the first generation student support organization Generation: University and CMC’s Conte Scholars. Although a proud native of Montebello, CA, Bárbara claims the Pacific Northwest as her second home. She attained a Bachelor's of Arts in English from Reed College and a Master's of Education in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. Apart from venturing about on hikes and bike rides, Bárbara's favorite activities include knitting/crocheting, solving jigsaw puzzles, and cooking with friends.
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Ms. Keller assists the Dean of Students and oversees the Dean of Students Office. She serves as the primary contact on behalf of Dean Spellman and provides support in the daily operations of each department within the office. Cynthia manages the DOS motor pool, supervises the DOS Student Assistants and makes arrangements for Commencement. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies from Arizona State University. Stop by to see her anytime and you will always be greeted with a warm smile and a positive attitude, provided she has had her morning coffee and has a full candy bowl.
Ms. Hughes provides assistance in the areas of Residential Life and Orientation, including room changes, meal plans, health insurance, and dorm damage. A native Californian, she is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Communication. She hopes you will drop by Heggblade if you have any questions regarding residential life. Even if you don’t have a question, stop by and visit ‘Wilson,’ the automatic red candy dispenser, which will cheerfully provide a handful of M&M’s, Skittles or jelly beans.
Ms Kusayanagi provides assistance in the areas of Student Activities, Campus Recreation and Civic Engagement. Lisa has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications and spent 11 years as an executive with DIRECTV. During her time with the El Segundo-based corporation, she was recruited for and launched its national training development team. She later advanced into merchandising and completed her stint as Marketing Director where she oversaw the company’s national merchandising strategies, training and communications. The Covina native also spent seven years with the Disney Corporation, based in its Burbank offices. She worked in the Affiliate Marketing organization where she managed customer service training materials, incentives and promotional materials.
Carlee is Receptionist, or “Gatekeeper,” in the Dean of Students office. She assists the Dean of Students office with various projects and sells tickets for movie theaters and other local attractions. She also has games available for students to check-out. She has a love of gardening, and usually has flowers on her desk.