Dean of Students Office

DOSO Staff 2023

Left to Right: Collins Cornwell, Dr. Gloria Jones, Dr. Amber Slack, Amy Sharpe, & Miranda Knight

Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Welcome

Welcome to Winthrop University!  As your Dean of Students, it is my privilege to help students with challenges they may experience during your time on campus and to cheer you on for all your successes.  My role is to support students in all matters outside of the classroom.  I also provide leadership for several offices and services that will impact your experience at Winthrop, including Residence Life, Office of Accessibility, and New Student & Family Programs.  As Dean of Students, I want to help ensure that your Winthrop experience is a great one, so I hope you will come see me if there are ever any concerns.

The team within the Dean of Students office supports students who are experiencing crisis or other difficult challenges.  It is our goal to work closely with students to help them advocate for themselves, to help students navigate their choices to make the best decisions, and to serve as a liaison with faculty and staff across campus in helping students succeed.  We often help students figure out where to go and what resources are available for them when they are hitting roadblocks on their road to graduation. Our office is also responsible for ensuring that all students are held accountable to our university’s Code of Conduct (pdf - 404 KB) to help maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all Winthrop Eagles!  We also are the main point of contact for our commuter student population and provide general resources to all students through services like the Food Shelf, Emergency Fund, and Absence Notification process. 

We want your Winthrop experience to be outstanding.  I encourage you to explore all the opportunities to become an engaged student and to embrace all the ways in which you can stretch your thinking, meet new people, and explore new ideas.  Attend cultural events that push you outside your comfort zone and engage in conversations about life with your peers.  We are here to support you on this great journey of college, so explore our website for more information about various services and programs we offer.  

Welcome to the Winthrop Eagle Family.


Dean Amber Slack, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students