Student Life Feature 1

Office of Community Living Staff

Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips

Dean of Students

Dept: Office of the Dean of Students


Office: Andrews 102

Degrees: Ph.D. in Organizational Communication (Ohio University); Master of Education in Counseling Psychology (James Madison University); Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication (East Stroudsburg University)

Year appointed: 2015



Amanda Mullen

Amanda Mullen

Associate Dean of Students

Dept: Dean of Students Office


Office: Andrews Hall, Room 110

Degrees: M.Ed in Student Development in Higher Education with a concentration in Leadership Development and Students from the University of Maine; B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maine

Year appointed: 2010





Branden Chambers

Branden Chambers

Community Coordinator

Dept: Dean of Students


Office: Andrews 110

Degrees: Master of Arts in Communication, East Carolina University, 2013; Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication and Public Relations, Marietta College, 2011.

Year appointed: 2014

Branden is the Community Coordinator for McCoy Hall and Campus Housing Officer. As a student at Marietta, he worked in the Office of Student Life and in 2014 he returned to his alma mater to take the role of Community Coordinator.

Branden serves as a member of the LGBTQ+ Task Force and Co-facilitates SafeZone trainings across campus.







Dean of Students Office staff members possessing a M.Ed. in Higher Education have received extensive education via a curriculum containing student development theory, contemporary legal and administrative trends, and education in building relationships and supporting diverse student groups. The M.Ed. degrees ensure that activities, decisions, and policies created and administered by the Office of the Dean of Students are backed by leading research, proven techniques, and incorporate the latest positive trends and ideas.