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A Message from the Dean of Students

Welcome to Student Affairs at Providence College!

Now prepare to be transformed.

Comprised of Residence Life, Student Activities, Career Education, Safety & Security, Intramurals & Recreational Sports, Personal Counseling, Off-Campus Living, Student Health, Multicultural Activities, and Student Conduct, Student Affairs serves a dynamic role in the journey our students embark upon to define their college career. Driven by the mission, the leadership we provide pertains to the entire spectrum of our students’ experience; we are relentless in our efforts to not just explore, but landscape new frontiers of partnership and collaboration with all of the College’s constituents. We serve as the most ardent champions of our students’ holistic development, and are energized by the limitless possibilities inspired by our charge to address the needs of our students in unique, innovative and transparent ways.

Our vision is realized through authentic engagement, uncompromised transparency, and robust synergy.

These serving as the core elements of our division profile; our passion for providing the highest quality of services and depth of experiences ever pushes us to be more and do more for our beloved PC community. Through benchmarking—and more importantly, student feedback—we conscientiously endeavor to evolve the means by which we connect to our students and manifest the assertion of our commitment to doing all that we can to make a meaningful difference. It is so important for our students to recognize their roles as institutional stakeholders and dialogue with us about their perspectives, opinions and suggestions regarding what we do and how we can do it better. Without question, such a candid, coherent, and concerted relationship will only augment the power of transformation so unique to the PC experience.

Our focus is the student experience.

“Student Affairs” is no misnomer. We are what we are, because you are who you are: if you’re a student, your experience is our affair. It’s that simple. Engage us as we strive to engage you. Take early advantage of the dynamic resources we offer. Harness us toward the full realization of your potential, and guide us in shaping the campus experience in your vision.

Our world is a better place because Providence College is in it.

We are a team. As you browse through the various units within the division, do not hesitate to contact me or the specific departments with any questions, comments, or suggestions. Our true strength lies in the powerful commonality that both binds and elevates us: an unshakable faith in our mission and a confidence in a legacy forged by the many champions that have come before us. The fulfillment of our mission is contingent upon our collective efforts to work toward shared goals.

Be Transformed!

Steven Sears, Ed.D, MBA

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs​, Dean of Students 









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See Also

Kristine C. Goodwin
Vice President for Student Affairs
For meetings & scheduling: 401-865-1185
Private voicemail: 401-865-2144

Steven Sears, Ed.D, MBA
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students
Phone: 401-865-1782


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