Dean of Students Office

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs supports the educational mission of the university, encouraging the development of students as citizen leaders in a global society. We are educational partners with faculty, staff, and students, providing a seamless web of services, while role modeling integrity, collaboration, respect for human diversity, fairness, and social responsibility.

A Puget Sound education fosters Effective Communication. By engaging in discourse and self-expression through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • utilize effective verbal communication skills
  • utilize effective written communication skills
  • choose communication strategies depending on context, audience and goals

 A Puget Sound education fosters Critical Thinking. By engaging in active inquiry and logical analysis through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • examine their personal values and choices
  • demonstrate how to think independently
  • analyze information from multiple perspectives
  • solve problems and accomplish goals
  • identify connections between academic and co-curricular learning
  • integrate concepts of learning into their lives beyond Puget Sound

 A Puget Sound education fosters Identity Development. By engaging with diverse identities and perspectives through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • develop knowledge of self and others
  • examine their own values
  • practice acting with integrity
  • establish self-reliance

 A Puget Sound education fosters Active Citizenship. By engaging with the university, local and global communities through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • explore the concepts of commonality and difference
  • demonstrate how to be a collaborative participant in the development of inclusive communities
  • apply/employ/utilize social consciousness when making decisions


Mike Segawa
is the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students and leads the Division of Student Affairs (DSA).

The DSA is comprised of: