Dean of Students

About the Dean of Students


Ron Wiafe, Ed.D., began as the dean of the students in January 2021. 

In this role, Dean Wiafe develops, implements and assesses programs and initiatives to advance Hood’s mission to foster a vibrant, inclusive campus. The dean of students is responsible for leading the College’s student engagement and residential life staff in their work to support student learning and success.

A higher education professional of more than 17 years, Dean Wiafe has held a diverse array of roles in both student affairs and enrollment management. Dean Wiafe joins Hood after spending the previous five years as director for student rights and responsibilities at Gettysburg College. He has also previously served as assistant director of judicial affairs, director of student life and assistant director of admissions, demonstrating a wide-reaching professional experience within higher education.

Dean Wiafe holds a bachelor’s degree in business from West Virginia State University, a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Akron, and a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Pittsburgh. A native of York, Pennsylvania he is also a member of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASPA) and the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA).

“Relationships are critical in carrying out the mission and vision of Hood College,” said Wiafe. “I am really excited to establish relationships with faculty, staff and students to support Hood’s core institutional values of Hope, Opportunity, Obligation and Democracy.”

Dean Wiafe has also has attended various trainings on crisis management, leadership development, mental health and restorative justice as part of his commitment to remaining informed of the constantly evolving trends that shape higher education.

Contact Information
Email: deanofstudents@hood.edu
Phone: 301-696-3235
Office: Student Life Suite, 2nd floor, Whitaker Campus Center