The Dean for Student Life

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Dean for Student Life photoThe Dean for Student Life, Costantino "Chris" Colombo, is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the mission of the Division of Student Life and its functional areas, including: Administration, Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, Residential Life, Student Development and Support, and Religious Life. Dean Colombo sets organizational direction, including priorities, budget, issue identification and resolution, communications, policy issues, and the delivery of results in alignment with the mission of the Institute. The Dean oversees an annual budget in excess of $90 million, more than 400 staff members, 200 service contract employees, and 29% of MIT’s physical plant, as well as the stewardship of the auxiliary and student activities cash flows. He serves as a member of the Academic Council and as a senior officer of the Institute for stewardship of student welfare and advocacy for student interests. He ensures accountability and senior level commitment to a well-integrated student life program that emphasizes leadership and values both formal and informal learning.


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