Diane Kent has been named Dean of Student Life and Career Development. Kent first came to Mary Baldwin in 1981 as the Director of Career Services and Externships and went on to become, most recently, Director of the Rosemarie Sena Center for Career Development and Freshmen Services. She holds a B.A. from Denison University in Granville, Ohio and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University. Throughout her service at Mary Baldwin, Kent has been involved in all aspects of life at the college. She has been in charge of career counseling, presents seminars, has trained the Career Development Peer Educators, and assisted in recruiting. Kent is also the advisor for Circle K at Mary Baldwin University, is the Distinguished President, Fundraising Committee Chair and Community Service Chair for the Kiwanis Club of the Shenandoah Valley and is a member of the Valley Blues’ Masters Swim Club.
In her new role as Dean of Student Life and Career Development, Kent manages the staff and resources for Career Development, Student Activities, Freshmen Services, Residence Life, Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, African American Affairs and Multicultural Understanding, and International Student Affairs.
Greg Meek has returned to Mary Baldwin University as Assistant Dean of Student Life and Career Development. His responsibilities include management of Residence Life, Health Services, and Counseling and Psychological Services. Meek first joined the Mary Baldwin University staff as Associate Director for Career Counseling in 1994. In 2000, he took a position as Academic Advisor and Career Specialist for James Madison University. Meek earned a B.S. and M.Ed. from James Madison University and is currently working on post master’s coursework in counseling psychology at the University of Virginia and James Madison University.
Keli Diewald has also joined the staff as the Residence Life Coordinator. Diewald is a 2001 graduate of Mary Baldwin University where she was a psychology major and held numerous leadership positions. Her main job is to select, train, and supervise a student resident advisor staff. She advises the Residence Hall Association and helps develop policies and procedures related to residence hall life. Most importantly, she provides direct service to students.