Dean of the College
The Dean of the College is the College’s chief student affairs officer and is responsible for all student services that support the academic mission of the College and enhance student life on campus. The departments and programs within the Dean of the College’s area ensure that the College admits and provides resources for high-achieving young women to take full advantage of the College’s offerings in support of their educational career. The academic success and developmental growth of our students is of the utmost importance, and toward that end, the Dean of the College provides leadership for the student affairs area, coordinates the collaborative work necessary for a cohesive and coherent student experience, and works with other senior administrative colleagues to plan for the future of the College.
Dean Leslie Grinage
Dean Grinage’s doctoral research has examined academic advising and student success networks in a small liberal arts environment.
Dean Grinage leads several Barnard departments, along with the Office of the Dean of Studies and the Registrar’s Office. Among them are Beyond Barnard, Campus Life, Health and Wellness, and Residential Life and Housing.
An Experienced Leader in Higher Education
Before joining Barnard, Dean Grinage served as the associate dean of students, Division of Student Life, at Davidson College, and the assistant dean of students, Office of Student Conduct, at Duke University.
At Davidson College, Grinage oversaw several programs and initiatives, among them orientation, academic access and disability resources, and student health and counseling. She worked to strengthen the college’s Title IX programming, served as staff liaison to the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee of the college’s Board of Trustees, and developed a program for undocumented students and DACA recipients.
A first-generation college student herself, Grinage received her Ed.D. in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University in 2018, her master’s in educational administration from Texas A&M University in 2006, and her bachelor’s degree from Davison College in 2003.