UMass Boston

Contact Us


  • If this is an Emergency, please contact UMass Boston Police at 617.287.1212 or local police by dialing 911.

Requests & Referrals

Dean of Students Office staff is available to help you by email, phone, or online via video conference.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 617.287.5800 
    Please leave a message, including your name and phone number, and someone from the office will call you back during business hours.
  • Request a Meeting or Phone Call: Meeting Request Form
    Please indicate on the form times you are available and if you need to meet outside of business hours. After submitting the form, a staff member will reach out to you according to the information you provided. Staff are available to meet in person, on Zoom/virtually or over the phone. 
  • Refer or report a student to our officeMaxient Referral Forms.
  • Forms: Please review our forms page to request an excused absence or to submit a form or document to our office.

Business Hours

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.

Meet the Staff

Shawn De Veau, J.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Ashlee Carter, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Caitlin Cichocki
Care Case Director

Brikitta Hairston, MSc
Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator for Students

Eraj Mashmasarmi
Director of Community Standards

Amanda West
Administrative Assistant II  
Laryssa, Kelly, Viny
Department Assistants

Dean of Students Office
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, 2100 Suite

If this is an emergency call the UMass Boston Police at 617.287.7777