Division of Student Affairs

Office of the Dean of Students

Indiana Memorial Union IMU M088
(812) 855-8187

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Harold "Pete" Goldsmith
Dean of Students - Bloomington

Dr. Harold “Pete” Goldsmith has been a higher education administrator for over thirty five years. Dr. Goldsmith has worked in a variety of institutional settings, including St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Western Illinois University, Old Dominion University, Michigan State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Kent State University.  He has held a variety of positions in student affairs and general administration at these institutions. As Dean of Students at IU, he is responsible for the Division of Student Affairs which provides student support services; removes barriers for students; and enriches students’ educational experiences.

Dr. Goldsmith has given over 100 presentations at state, regional, national, and international conferences.  He has presented programs and workshops on strategic planning and management, the impact of technology on higher education and student affairs, and continuous quality improvement.

Dr. Goldsmith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Indiana University, Bloomington; a Masters of Education in Student Personnel Administration from the American University; and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Dr. Goldsmith is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honorary, Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Beta Delta Honorary for International Students and Scholars, and an honorary member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity.  In 1977, the Outstanding Resident Assistant Award at St. Mary’s College of Maryland was named in his honor.  In 2010, he received IU’s Department of Student Affairs and Higher Education Shafer Award for distinguished service, scholarship, and administrative leadership.

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Carol McCord
Associate Dean
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Suzanne Phillips
Assistant Dean of Students

Suzanne Phillips, assistant dean of students, serves as a senior staff member in the Dean of Students Office/ Division of Student Affairs, providing administrative leadership and serves as consultant for various programs and services.   She directs the IUB Parents Association including the Advisory Board, Campus Link Newsletter, Parents Weekend, and Freshman Family Weekend.    She advises several student organizations including IU Dance Marathon, Student Athletic Board, and Mortar Board Senior Honor Society.   She is also responsible for DSA marketing and professional development.  

Suzanne has four degrees from IU which include a B.S., College of Arts and Sciences,  M.S., School of Education, Ed. D., Higher Education Administration, J.D., School of Law; and was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 2000. She came to IU in 1973 and served in various positions including eight years as a housing manager for the Residence Halls.   She has been with IU for 37 years. She enjoys ATV riding in the summer and snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter.

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Melissa Ritter
Fiscal Officer

Melissa serves as the RC Fiscal Officer managing all budget and human resources for the Division of Student Affairs. She has worked for the Division of Student Affairs since 1986 having previously served as Assistant Director of the Internship Program as well as Office Manager at the Career Development Center/Arts & Sciences Career Services. Melissa received her associate’s degree in General Studies from IU. Her favorite pastime activity is riding her motorcycle.

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Chad Eagleton
Administrative Secretary

Chad Eagleton worked in sales, property management, and real estate appraisal before his employment at Indiana University. Despite his prior experience, he didn’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. He didn’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, he didn’t want to do that. Since joining The Division of Student Affairs, he hasn’t. As the Administrative Secretary for The Office of the Dean of Students, he wears many hats and not just because he’s the bald one. Chad serves as the first point of contact and troubleshooter on a variety of student issues; assists the Deans, the Director of Development, and the Fiscal Officer; drafts numerous writings, correspondences, and guides; and performs a number of other day-to-day tasks. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching films, swing dancing with his wife, and writing genre fiction. He also composes simpler sentences.

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Marlene Gardner
Administrative Assistant

Marlene Gardner is the administrative assistant in the Dean of Students Office. She has worked at Indiana University for 18 years. She received an associate in science degree from Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts in 1985. In 1997, she decided it was time to further her education. By taking one class per semester, she finally received a bachelor degree in General Studies in 2006. Five generations of family were present at the May 2006 commencement ceremony on the Bloomington campus. Marlene loves being an IU citizen!

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