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The Office of the Dean of Students

Meet the Team

Vijay Pendakur, Ed. D.

Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students

Areas of Oversight: Care & Crisis Services; Diversity & Equity

Marla Love

Senior Associate Dean of Students, Diversity & Equity

626 Thurston Ave.

Areas of Oversight: Asian & Asian American Center, Cornell United Religious Works, First Generation & Low Income Support, Student Development Diversity Initiatives, Undocumented & DACA Support, Women's Resource Center.

Marla Love, is Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity and works directly with the diversity and student empowerment units in the Office of the Dean of Students to create an intersectional programming model that engages our students in new and innovative ways.

Mary Beth Grant

Senior Associate Dean of Students, Care & Crisis Services

Areas of Oversight: Cornell Minds Matter, EARS, Leave of Absence

Oversees the office of care and crisis services, as well as strategic planning initiatives for the dean of students. Previously, Mary Beth served as judicial administrator at Cornell, worked as a civil rights attorney and a community educator with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and completed a stint in a law firm in Boston. Mary Beth earned her B.A. in social work and sociology from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Marie Roller

Office Manager, Staley Center

200 Willard Straight

The Office of the Dean of Students