Dean of Students Office Welcomes Three New Leaders
Just before the end of the semester, the Dean of Students’ Care and Crisis Services and Diversity & Inclusion teams welcomed three new staff members to their portfolios. Read more below and in the Cornell Chronicle.
Christian most recently served as a Coordinator of Undocumented Student Services at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where she managed the USS Dream Fellowship Program and advised both students and student organizations. Prior to her time at UCSD, she was a Financial Aid and Scholarships Counselor at the University of Colorado Boulder. She also worked to build public-private partnerships in Colorado to provide college planning and financial aid resources to underserved families. Christian brings a strong sense of passion and purpose for serving historically marginalized students which will aid in our efforts and serve our students well.
Danielle Haynes joins the Care & Crisis team as the Associate Dean of Students for Conflict Coaching and Case Management from Toledo, OH. In this role, Dani will design a conflict coaching program that uses outreach/training to normalize language and concepts among key community partners; provide conflict coaching to help colleagues resolve challenging situations with groups they lead; and offer some interventions for group conflicts, with priority given to disputes involving identity issues. Additionally, Dani will serve as a case manager and crisis manager to assist students with serious circumstances.
“I am excited about this role and opportunity because this is a perfect time to promote and perfect the art of transformative communication,” Dani said. “The current political and racial climate has created divisiveness in our country, thus, producing hurtful rhetoric, actions, and strained relationships. Unfortunately, higher education is not immune to some of the negative consequences of this. As a result, many are taking a hard look in the mirror to notice their role. With a surge of restorative opportunities and dialogue taking place to provide clarity, understanding and healing spaces there is no better time to educate and promote conflict coaching and other restorative practices. Conflict coaching will teach individuals how to effectively navigate uncomfortable conversations/spaces, challenge racism and other inequalities using transformative and purposeful dialogue.”
She continues, “My vision for the conflict coaching program is to enhance and promote conflict coaching opportunities, trainings/programs, and establish inter-dependent partnerships. By assisting students, faculty, and staff in navigating the before mentioned situations that create conflict tolerance, compassion, and overall connection to one another and the University will increase.”
Previously, Dani served as a legislative aid for the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, an advocate for survivor services and the Coordinator of Student Case Management for Bowling Green State University. She earned a dual BA from The Ohio State University in political science and African American and African studies and her M.A. in Global international relations from Webster University. Dani loves spending time with her little girl Arie, her sorority sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., doing arts and crafts, decorating and anything with music.
Jarvis Marlow-McCowin joins the Diversity & Inclusion team as the Associate Director for Multicultural Student Leadership and Empowerment a program area that launched earlier this fall in place of SDDI. In this role, Jarvis will lead initiatives and work collaboratively to support Black males and other underrepresented student populations, advise several student organizations, and implement intercultural and intersectional longitudinal co-curricular programs. He says, “I am overjoyed to join the SCL team and work diligently to implement a comprehensive program that will enhance the academic, personal, social success of Black male students at Cornell. I look forward to collaborating with many individuals and groups to ensure that all students, particularly historically underserved and underrepresented, are presented with many opportunities to thrive and create fond memories of their time at Cornell.”
Jarvis most recently served as the Coordinator of Inclusion at Hartwick College and most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center at State University of New York at Delhi. He is a scholar-practitioner who approaches his work with an asset-based lens and identifies as a first-generation college student. He really enjoys reading and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Community Research and Action.
We are pleased to welcome these three new leaders to the Dean of Students and Student & Campus Life teams.