Stephanie Grimes, who has served as assistant dean and director of Student Activities, will now serve solely as assistant dean. The Department of Student Activities will now be headed by Steve Pagios, who has been promoted to director of Student Activities, Grimes wrote in an email to the Justice.

Grimes wrote that she made the transition “in offering further support to the Dean of Students Office,” adding that the Department of Student Activities will continue to report to her.

“I will continue to advocate for students, oversee the Department of Student Activities and remain assisting students in moments of challenge and crisis,” she said, adding that she will also adjudicate “difficult” student conduct cases as needed.

“I am excited and happy for Steve and myself, while looking forward to continuing to push the values and pillars of the Division for Student Life & Success,” Grimes wrote of the change. “‘Students are the reason’ is our slogan and describes why we do what we do everyday. I am confident that this philosophy will stay as a priority in all of my/our work.”

Though there are no additional personnel changes in the Student Activities office, Grimes wrote that the department is considering the possibility of adding graduate assistant roles to its office to “enhance the services that we provide to students, clubs and organizations, and other community members.” She added that the department anticipates that these positions will be filled by the next academic year.

—Abby Patkin