- Dean of Students
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Kathy Adams Riester serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Executive Associate Dean of Students for the Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University. Kathy joined IU in this role in February 2019.
As Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Kathy oversees IU’s student, family, military, and campus life programs, as well as the overall safety of the Bloomington campus. Kathy leads the critical efforts behind student services, student care, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Student Conduct, Disability Services for Students, the Center for Veteran and Military Students, Student Legal Services, Bias Response, and the Student Advocates Office.
Over the past 22 years, Kathy has significantly improved the student and family culture at the University of Arizona. Her most recent role was as the associate dean of students and director of Parent and Family Programs. She also oversaw UA’s Fraternity & Sorority Programs and the Campus Use Policy, which provides oversight for events with expressive speech including protests and rallies, and was a member of the University of Arizona’s Critical Incident Response Team.
Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Arizona in 1992 and her Master of Science in Education from Indiana University in 1995. In May of 2019 Kathy received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.