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Jenna Hyatt, EdD

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students 


Areas of Responsibility 

As a member of the Vice Chancellor’s senior staff and serving as the WSU Dean of Students I am passionately focused on the leadership of critical student services and support functions that impact our students lives. The office of the Dean of Students specifically focuses on the Fundamental Needs Coordination, Health Promotion, Center for Community Standards, WSU System-wide Student Care Network, and WSU System Threat Assessment Team 

Education and Experience 

I earned my doctorate in Higher Education at the University of North Texas. I have worked in student affairs leadership roles at several notable institutions, including Southern Methodist University, and the University of Arizona. For the past 15 years I have been in executive leadership roles at Central Washington University (CWU) and have served for the past 5 years as the associate dean of student living at CWU. In this role I provided leadership for the Division of Student Success and led teams focused on developing an integrated, student-centered, and seamless pipeline for students, from recruitment through graduation. 

Ask Me About 

  • Examples of the great work our staff and students are doing 
  • My research and work around generational theory and the impact of teaching and learning   
  • My half-marathon running training   

My vision for the Office of the Dean of Students is to be in partnership with students to strive for increased engagement, belonging, and respect. The deans office works to co-create environments and systems that are welcoming, open, and accessible to all students.