Dean of Students

Meet Our Staff

 

Allyson Rafanello

Allyson Rafanello

Dean of Students

allyson.rafanello@uni.edu

(319) 273-7153

Allyson Rafanello serves as the Dean of Students assisting students and families during times of crisis or concern, providing assistance to faculty in managing student issues, administers the Student Conduct Code, works with the Parents and Families Association and oversees Student Accessibility Services.

  

  
  


Janel Newman

Janel Newman

Assistant Dean of Students

janel.newman@uni.edu

(319) 273-2897

Janel Newman serves as the Assistant Dean of Students. Her primary responsibilities include administering the Student Conduct Code and working with students, faculty, staff, and families to provide assistance in managing student issues and concerns.

  
  
  


Grace Sparks

Grace Sparks

Graduate Assistant

sparksg@uni.edu

(319) 273-2332

Grace Sparks is primarily responsible for administering student conduct cases and providing support to students of concern. In addition, Grace provides support for other administrative processes within the the Dean of Students area.

  


 Enoch CarlstromEnoch Carlstrom

Graduate Assistant

carlstre@uni.edu

(319) 273-2332

Enoch Carlstrom is primarily responsible for administering student conduct cases and providing support to students of concern. In addition, Enoch provides support for other administrative processes within the the Dean of Students area.

  


Kelly Gibbs

Kelly Fiddelke

Assistant Dean of Students, Student Accessibility Services

kelly.gibbs@uni.edu

(310) 273-2677

Kelly Fiddelke serves as a central resource on disability-related information, procedures, and services while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. She assists students by determining eligibility for accommodations and supports University efforts to ensure an accessible, welcoming environment for individuals with disabilities. 
  


Jenny Lynes

Jenny Lynes

Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services

jennifer.lynes.@uni.edu

(319) 273-2677

As the Disability Specialist for Student Accessibility Services, Jenny assists students by determining eligibility for accommodations, providing challenge and support through the office's Weekly Mentoring program, overseeing the conversion of course material into accessible format, and offering assistive technology resources and outreach events.
  


Scott Schwartz

Graduate Assistant, Student Accessibility Services

(319) 273-2677

As the graduate assistant with Student Accessibility Services, Scott works primarily one-on-one with clients enrolled in the Weekly Mentoring Program to assist with development of time management, organizational, prioritization and goal setting skills. Scott also creates the newsletters, assists in administration of academic accommodations, and organizes educational outreach events.

 

As graduate assistant positions within the Dean of Students area are available, they will be posted below. Positions typically open up once every two years. 
Graduate Assistant Position Descriptions: 

Dean of Students Graduate Assistant
Administrative Operations Graduate Assistant
Student Accessibility Services Graduate Assistant