Student Affairs

Dean of Student's Office


Student Affairs, through its knowledgeable staff and inclusive programs and services, fosters the developmental, educational, and career goals of students in an environment that encourages healthy decision making, responsible citizenship, campus and community engagement, and life-long learning. Foundations of Excellence Student Affairs programs and services align with the College’s Strategic Plan and the Academic Plan. Responsiveness to external change is a necessity; agility is essential to excellence. Student engagement is essential to student learning and development. Excellence in student engagement and student learning is possible only through partnerships between students, faculty and staff Social, cultural, and intellectual diversity are essential to learning. Student Affairs adheres to the Diversity Action Committee’s definition of diversity as “”Human diversity includes, but is not limited to age, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, physical or mental abilities and disabilities, socio-economic status, viewpoint differences (e.g., political), sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin.” Student Affairs strives for excellence in every endeavor.

Student Affairs Office Location: C-212; Office Number: (201) 684-7456; Fax: (201) 684-7963
Fall 2015 Hours: Mondays: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM; Tuesdays – Fridays 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Student Affairs Office Staff:

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Melissa Van Der Wall, Dean of Students

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Ivy N. Payne, Executive Secretarial Assistant

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Rachel J. Marko, Administrative Assistant


Student Affairs Organizational Chart

Melissa Van Der Wall
Dean of Students
Phone: (201) 684-7456

Ivy N. Payne
Executive Secretarial Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7457

Rachel J. Marko
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7456

Rick Brown
Director of Center for Student Involvement
Phone: (201) 684-7769
Center for Student Involvement Website

Judith L. Green
Director of Center for Health and Counseling Services
Phone: (201) 684-7522
CHCS Website

Kathleen Hallissey
Director of Office of Student Conduct
Phone: (201) 684-7869
Office of Student Conduct Website

David C. Nast
Director of Specialized Services
Specialized Services Website



Offices open on August 30th


Forms & Other Important Information

Since fall of 2012, amnesty under the Good Samaritan Policy has been granted in 100% of the incidents when a student has sought medical attention for themselves or another student who was intoxicated.

Activating the Good Samaritan Policy is as easy as calling and saying my friend “needs help.” To activate the Good Samaritan Policy call Public Safety at 201-684-6666, contact a Residence Life Staff member (RA), or dial 911 from your cell phone.

Click here to view the complete Good Samaritan Policy: