Pacific Welcomes New Dean of Students Jonathon Hyde

Jonathyn Hyde, EdDStudent Affairs is excited to announce Jonathon Hyde, EdD as its new Dean of Students. He will join Pacific University later this summer. 

As Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Hyde will work closely with students, staff, faculty, academic directors, deans and other stakeholders across the university, to develop, implement, and assess a range of student-centered services including Student Life, which encompasses counseling, on-campus housing, residential life, healthcare, recreation, physical education, and accessibility & accommodation services.

"Dr. Hyde brings twenty years of progressively responsible student affairs experience at a variety of universities, including private, public, land-grant, Ivy League and flagship institutions, with a special focus on residential education and working with diverse student populations, which has helped him develop a strong equity lens," said Narce Rodriguez, Vice President for Student Affairs.

He completed his doctorate of education in educational leadership focusing in educational psychology with a dissertation titled Leading While Expanding: A Case Study Examining the Changing Nature of an American Land Grant Public Research University in Response to the Forces of Globalization. He also earned bachelor and master of science degrees in criminology and criminal justice.

While working at Florida State University, the University of Southern California and Louisiana State University, Dr. Hyde taught courses in social sciences, student development and student affairs. 

Since 2002, Dr. Hyde has presented at national conferences with some of his most recent presentations focused on freedom of speech on university campuses, the intersection of campus public safety and social justice and excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion.

"He brings a broad knowledge and expertise of student affairs with extensive translatable skills in recruitment, retention, supervision, strategic planning, student health and wellness, programming, policy development, Title IX investigation, care systems, multicultural affairs, academic achievement, student conduct and faculty collaboration," said Rodriguez.

Additionally, Dr. Hyde has served as co-chair of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Ethics Committee for the American College Personnel Association as well as serving on the Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Knowledge Community in various capacities.

Previous roles he has held include Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, Residential Life and Education director, Residential Education assistant director, director of West Campus Area and Multicultural Living Learning Unit director at institutions such as Cornell University, the University of Southern California and Louisiana State University, among others.

Student Affairs is thrilled to welcome Dr. Hyde!

Student Affairs would also like to thank Lindsey Blem, interim Dean of Students for serving in this capacity throughout the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Blem has worked collaboratively with all areas across the university to ensure the safety and well-being of our students this past year and we are indebted to the high-level of professionalism, care and flexibility she has shown. Blem will remain in her interim role through June 30, before resuming her role as Residence Life and Student Conduct director.

Narce Rodriguez

Vice President for Student Affairs & Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Wednesday, June 16, 2021