Dean of Students Office primarily administers and adjudicates violations
of the Code of Student Responsibility at DePaul University. Additionally, the
office provides the administrative withdrawal and absence
notification processes, and can help students identify community resources
in times of personal and/or family crises and medical emergencies.
Ashley B. Knight has served as the Dean of Students since January 2015. In this
role, she is responsible for a range of programs that serve to advise,
educate and advocate for students through formal and informal intervention
processes on issues of academic progress and success,
student conduct and student health and well-being. In addition to the Dean of
Students Office, she provides comprehensive leadership and direction to three
other departments responsible for supporting students as they pursue their
academic goals: University Counseling Services, the Center for Students with
Disabilities and the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. She chairs the
Student Care Team, and is the university’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for students. Ashley also teaches in the counseling graduate program within the
College of Education.
Prior to her role as Dean of Students, she served as the Dean of Student
Affairs and the Dean of Wellness and Campus Activities at William Rainey Harper
College, and she held several positions within student affairs at Columbia
She earned her EdD in community college leadership from National-Louis
University, her MEd in human services and counseling with a concentration in higher education from DePaul University, and her BS in speech communication
from Bradley University.