Greetings from the Dean of Students
Welcome to the University of New Orleans!
I'm thrilled to be your Dean of Students and to support you in your academic, personal, and professional journey as you navigate your way through life both in and outside the classroom here at UNO. Our student affairs team is made up of experienced, caring, and talented individuals who are dedicated to ensuring you have a dynamic and fulfilling college experience.
I strongly encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, take part in various university programs, and, whenever you need it, make use of all the support resources that are available to you. Your time at the university is about much more than just classroom learning; it's also about growing through experiences in study groups, workshops, club meetings, or one-on-one conversations.
We understand that students sometimes aren't sure where to turn when they need help or have questions. Please know that our office is here for you whenever you need assistance. Whether it's related to medical concerns, financial resources, community support, or anything else that's impacting your college experience, we're here to provide guidance and support.
I'm looking forward to seeing you around campus, and I want to emphasize that you should never hesitate to reach out for our support. Feel free to drop by our offices or email us at any time to discuss your interests, concerns, suggestions, or questions. We want to help you make the most of your college experience; we want to hear from you!
Dean of Students
Meet the Vice President
Dr. Carolyn Golz, Vice President of Student Affairs, is the senior student affairs officer for the University of New Orleans (UNO). In this role, Dr. Golz provides vision and leadership for the student affairs units which include career services, counseling services, disability services, student accountability, student health services, student involvement and leadership, testing services, and TRIO programs. Dr. Golz reports to the President and works closely with University Leadership to create a seamless cocurricular experience that supports success for all UNO students.
The first in her family to go to college, Dr. Golz earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She earned her M.S. in criminal justice administration from Ferris State University and her M.S. in experiential education from the Minnesota State University Mankato. She earned her Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Prior to coming to UNO, Dr. Golz served as the senior student affairs officer for two undergraduate colleges at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also previously served as the senior associate dean of students and director of residence life at Lake Forest College. Dr. Golz has over 20 years of experience in student affairs and she leverages her depth and breadth of experience to develop student engagement initiatives that support student learning and success.
Dr. Golz believes that student engagement and involvement is an important part of a student’s college experience and she is here to provide support and assistance for all students. Feel free to stop by to see her in the Student Affairs Office in University Center or when you see her around campus.