See updates on our COVID-19 plans at aquinas.edu/saintstogether.

About Student Affairs

Mission Statement

Using our Catholic and Dominican charisms of prayer, study, community and service, the student affairs team facilitates holistic development guided by the principles and theories of student development.


Alicia A. Lloyd, M.Ed
Dean of Students
Phone: (616) 632-2455
Email: aal006@aquinas.edu
Alicia comes from a strong background of supporting underrepresented students both academically and socially in their higher education journies. Prior to becoming Dean of Students, Alicia served as the Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity at Aquinas and was a Special Advisor to the President. Alicia works to create an inclusive community of respect at Aquinas College. She received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Higher Education degree from Grand Valley State University. In her free time, you'll find Alicia watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and frequenting her favorite restaurants in Grand Rapids.

Kendall Pavano
Executive Assistant & HR Support for Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Athletics
Phone: (616) 632-2883
E-mail: kch001@aquinas.edu

staff headshot Dee Wagner
Secretary to Dean of Students
Phone: (616) 632-2171
E-mail: dee.wagner@aquinas.edu
Dee Wagner started at Aquinas in 1976 and currently serves as secretary to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. Dee has served 7 years as Executive Secretary of the Staff Assembly. Recently she received the Staff Customer Service Award by the Aquinas College Student Body. Dee is a proud parent of a 2009 and 2015 Aquinas graduates.