Who We Are
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
As Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Dr. Ives’ portfolio includes the Tuttleman Counseling Services, Disability Resources and Services, Wellness Resource Center, Student Activities (including Greek Life and Temple Student Government), Leadership Development, Student Conduct, New Student and Family Prograns, the CARE Team (crisis assessment, response, and education) and Student Media. She has served on numerous university committees, including as the chair of the President’s task force addressing student behaviors in the off campus neighborhoods surrounding Temple’s Main Campus, co-chair of the Provost’s Campus Health Assessment & Response Task Force, and member of the Presidential Task Force on Campus Sexual Misconduct.
Prior to her arrival at Temple, Dr. Ives was the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served for nine years. She has been the principle investigator on numerous federal grants (DoE and DoJ) and has twice been the head of projects awarded Model Program distinction by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Ives has served as a college administrator since 1994 when she began her career at the University of Arizona as a Health Educator specializing in alcohol/other drug education and sexual assault prevention.
Dr. Ives earned her doctorate in Higher Education Management in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania with a research interest pertaining to the challenges of institutional support for college counseling services. She earned both a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Arizona. She is also a 2008 graduate of the acclaimed HERS Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Rachael Stark joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in November 2011 as the Associate Dean of Students with direct responsibility for the CARE Team. Since summer of 2016, she has been serving as the Senior Associate Dean of Students. Her current portfolio focuses on student resiliency and includes Disability Resources and Services, the Wellness Resource Center and the CARE Team.
Rachael earned her doctorate from Colorado State University with a focus in College and University Leadership. Her research area focused on the moral behavior of Resident Assistants. She also attended The Ohio State University where she earned a Master of Art in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology.
Senior Associate Dean of Students
Chris joined the Division of Student Affairs in September of 2006, and moved into the Senior Associate Dean of Students role in August of 2017. His team focuses on student engagement, and includes Student Activities, Leadership Development, and New Student & Family Programs. Chris is also the chair for the Division's Assessment Committee and Good Neighbor Committee.
Chris earned his doctorate from Widener University in Higher Education Administration. His research focused on the supervisory relationships of senior student affairs officers and their direct reports. His master's degree is in Education Administration from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Science from Saint Joseph's University.
Associate Director - CARE Team
Megan McCloskey joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in August 2016 as a graduate extern for the Crisis Assessment Response Education (CARE) Team. In Fall of 2020, she became the Associate Director for the CARE Team. In this newly created role, she manages oversight of the day-to-day operations for the CARE Team and assists in training to the broader Temple community on the CARE team functions
Megan graduated from Temple University with a B.A in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. Megan also earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education/Student Affairs from Temple University
Sarah Johnson joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in February 2020 as the CARE Team Case Manager. In this role, she assists with referrals, follow up, and support of the decisions made by the CARE team regarding students of concern. Sarah also assists in training to the broader Temple community on the CARE team functions, and works on other tasks as needed.
Sarah graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Sarah then went on to complete a master’s degree in Sociology at Lehigh University in 2020.
Ayala Gedeon joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in September 2021 as the Dean of Students Office Project Coordinator. In this role, she coordinates the Memorial Awards process, Student Commencement Speaker process, the Cherry Pantry, social media and marketing, the Dean of Students webpage and other tasks as needed.
Ayala graduated from Rowan University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/Television and Film and a minor in Political Science.