Dean of Students

Dean of Students

Dedicated to student development & student success

The Dean of Students Office is dedicated to student-centered strategic planning that supports student development, student retention and self-advocacy. The office promotes innovation and assessment, sustaining an environment that embraces and respects community members regardless of their life experiences, cultural identities, ethnic recognition, gender identities or religious expressions as each student seeks opportunities to achieve personal and academic goals.


Assistance for students

CARES Act funding for students

As part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the University has been approved for a one-time, limited allocation of funds designed to assist degree seeking students in need because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption of campus operations.

Personal or academic support

If you need other help related to personal or academic challenges, please contact the Dean of Students at or complete our online assistance form.

Meet the Dean of Students

Headshot of Kimberly ThomasThe Dean of Students, Kimberly Thomas, J.D., has oversight for the following departments: New Student Initiatives, the Office of Student Conduct, Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Nevada Career Studio. She is also the chair of the Student Intervention Team that supports students in moments of challenge or concern during their time at the university.


Our offices

The Dean of Students Office is comprised of four units that provide specialized support services to students through a variety of programs and events.

Nevada Career Studio

Provides tools for students to craft their four-year plan designed to empower students to become competitive for today's knowledge economy.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

The fraternity and sorority community exists to promote a unified community of academic excellence, integrity, character and cultural diversity.

Office of New Student Initiatives

Strengthens every student's four-year graduation plan by providing tools to succeed academically, socially and emotionally in their first-year at the University.

Office of Student Conduct

Administers the Student Code of Conduct, policies and guidelines that govern all students enrolled at the University of Nevada.