The Advising Dean program supports and enhances Colby’s commitment to first rate, individual advising of students. Designed to complement Colby’s academic advising, the Advising Dean program will ensure that all students have a point of contact for advice and counsel throughout their tenure at the College.

Each student will be assigned to one of five Advising Deans in the Dean of Students office from whom they may seek information and counseling concerning their lives as students at Colby.

Barbara Moore, Senior Associate Dean of Students (coordinator of the Advising Dean program), Assoc. VP for Student Affairs
Sue McDougal, Associate Dean of Students for International Students
Joe Atkins, Assistant Dean of Students
Ludger Duplessis, Interim Advising Dean
Susan MacKenzie, Interim Advising Dean

The Advising Deans are knowledgeable about issues and problems that arise for students and are a good source of information about College resources and policies. We offer general advising as well as referrals to other campus offices. We help students and parents manage academic and non-academic situations as they arise, consulting extensively with faculty and staff across the College.

The Advising Deans and the Campus Life staff share in an on-call rotation. This enables us to be available to students in emergency situations at all hours of the day or night. We encourage students with questions or concerns to stop by or contact the Dean of Students Office. We will answer your questions or point you toward the appropriate campus or community resource.