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Dean of Student Development

Mission Statement:

"We are advocates for student success within an interdependent, safe, and respectful community while upholding academic integrity and responsible behavior through a fair and consistent process."

Areas of Responsibility:

The Dean of Student Development Office provides campus-based leadership for the following offices within the Student Development Division: Academic Advising, Student Life, and Testing Centers.  
As advocates for student success, the Dean of Student Development Office provides:
  • referrals and resolution for student complaints and grievances;
  • training for students and faculty;
  • appropriate on- and off-campus resources to support students' educational goals;
  • support and resources for students affected by assault, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and/or stalking; and
  • assistance to college administration and the Collin College Police Department (CCPD) in maintaining the safety and security of the campus community.

The Dean of Student Development Office protects the integrity and safety of the institution by ensuring:

  • the Student Code of Conduct is upheld by the student body;
  • students are held accountable for their behavior;
  • the academic integrity of the institution is maintained; and
  • students involved in the disciplinary process are treated in a fair and consistent manner.
Students' Rights and Responsibilities:

As stated in the Student Code of Conduct (Code), "Collin College expects its students to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects credit upon the institution they represent." Therefore, it is each student's responsibility to be familiar with the Code, which can be found in the current student handbook. All students are expected to read and comply with the Code

Contact Information:

Central Park Campus (CPC)
Doug Willis, Dean of Student Development
Amy Throop, Associate Dean of Students
Room: D-117
Phone: 972.377.1595

Preston Ridge Campus (PRC)
Stephanie Meinhardt, Dean of Student Development
Cheri Jack, Associate Dean of Students
Room: F-136
Phone: 972.881.5902

Spring Creek Campus (SCC)
Terrence Brennan, Dean of Student Development
Carie Dippel, Associate Dean of Students
Joe Guy, Student Conduct Officer
Room: D-128
Phone: 972.881.5604

Helpful Resources and Links:

Bystander Intervention

Campus Crime Statistics

Collin College's Definitions of Scholastic Dishonesty Terms

Collin College's Dignity Initiative

Collin College Police Department (CCPD)

Collin College's Writing Center

DOSD Discipline Process Flowchart

DOSD Plagiarism and Citation Guide

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Sexual Violence: What Students Should Know

SOBI (Strategies of Behavioral Intervention)

Student Complaints/Grievances

Student Incident Report

The Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct (Code)

Student Travel



Active Shooter Training Video

Bystander Intervention Video Series