The Dean of Students supports the University’s mission of student-centered learning through advocacy, services, and programs. The goal of this department is to provide personal development, encourage wellness, protect student rights, and promote ethical behavior. To achieve this, the Dean of Students department facilitates the Accessibility Resource Center, Baker Family Fitness Center, Behavioral Intervention Team, Campus Recreation Services, Counseling Center, Emergency Response Procedures, Ersy Student Health Center, Graduate Student Support, Lost and Found, Parent and Family Programs, Student Conduct System, and assists with Title IX.


Hannah Piechowski

Dr. Hannah Piechowski
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Instagram: mwsu.dean.dr.pie

Teresa Crist

Teresa Crist
Administrative Coordinator

Blum Union 228
4525 Downs Drive St. Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: (816) 271-4432

Appointments available Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm



Students and Visitors
Contact University Police or 911 for assistance with any emergencies. Personal injury reports should be filed as soon as reasonably possible to University Police, (816) 271-4438. Students and visitors may file a claim for consideration of damage assessment by meeting with the campus Risk Manager and completing an Accident on State Property – Loss Notice form. The Risk Manager is Tim Kissock & is located in Popplewell Hall, Room 119, (816) 271-4466.