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Meet your Deans of Students

You need more than academic study to gain an education that will support your life goals. In recognition of this, the Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for supporting personal growth and academic achievement by providing an environment that fosters a high-quality program of student success. Student well-being and positive engagement as Laurier citizens are the two highest priorities of this office.

Leanne Holland Brown has been the dean of students at the Waterloo campus since September 2010.

Unlike academic deans responsible for a specific faculty, the role of the dean of students relates more to student support, student safety and student success. Whether through her connection to individual students or involvement in policy changes and program development, the dean of students strives to create and enhance conditions for success and positive well-being for Laurier students.

In her role, Leanne serves as a resource for students, as well as for faculty and staff. Leanne lends leadership and guidance with Orientation Week programming, financial wellness, mental health and other key areas affecting students personal and academic success. Other initiatives, such as the Blue Folder InitiativeMental Health First Aid and safeTALK training ensure education and support for faculty and staff in understanding today's student, as well as supporting students in distress.

Students are encouraged to connect with the wonderful variety of student support services available on campus. Students requiring elevated levels of support or coordinated care should connect with the Dean of Students Office.

Follow the Dean of Students on Twitter @DeanLeanne.

Adam Lawrence has been a part of the Laurier community since 2003, working both in Residence Life and the Diversity and Equity Office. He became dean of students in 2013 at the Brantford campus.

The role of the dean of students focuses on student support, safety, wellness, and engagement. Adam and his team want to create an environment where students feel valued, safe, and welcome. Adam is a strong advocate for students and strives to create a strong student-centered culture on the Brantford campus.

In his role, Adam serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff. Adam provides leadership and guidance to all areas of the student experience, including transition programs, financial wellness, mental health, student leadership programming, and other key areas affecting students' personal and academic success.

All members of the Brantford campus community are encouraged to connect with the variety of student support services available on campus. If you require elevated levels of support or coordinated care, you should connect with the Dean of Students Office.

Contact Us:

Waterloo campus: Cathie Hughes Meyer

E: chughes@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3318
Office Location: Fred Nichols Campus Centre 2-209

Brantford campus: Adam Bloomfield

E: abloomfield@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5716
Office Location: Student Centre 226