The Dean’s Office has the responsibility of organizing, supervising, and coordinating college programs that relate to student affairs and services. Besides ensuring equal access and opportunity to all, major responsibilities include authorizing student recommendation forms; implementing student discipline procedures; and assisting students with petitions regarding grade changes, exceptions to college policies and procedures, and helping with special, individual problems, including, not limited to, Florida residency appeals, and international students’ petitions. The Dean's Office is the only location through which a student can be contacted in class in case of an emergency.
Dr. Veronica (Vicky) Owles joined MDC in January 2011 as Dean of Students, Kendall Campus. Dr. Owles has accumulated 24 years of professional Student Affairs experience at a number of institutions including George Mason University, Georgetown University, Florida International University and The College of New Jersey. Her experience spans many areas of student and academic affairs from working with student governments to new student orientation as well as student activities, leadership development, global education, and university housing. Dr. Owles earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Longwood University in Virginia. Her Masters of Education is in Counseling and Development; Higher Education from George Mason University. In April of 2009, she completed her Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education Administration at Florida International University. Her dissertation was titled “The Experiences of Cuban American Women Attending a Hispanic Serving Institution and the Influences on Identity Development.”
Office of the Dean
Student Services Division
Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus
11011 S. W. 104 Street, Room 3204
Miami, Florida 33176-3393