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Aug. 19: Carnegie Mellon University Names Gina Casalegno Dean of Student Affairs

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Carnegie Mellon University Names
Gina Casalegno Dean of Student Affairs

CasalegnoPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University has named Gina Casalegno, a veteran employee, as its new dean of Student Affairs.

"In leading the Division of Student Affairs, Gina's deep and abiding commitment to our students will continue to impact the whole of our community," said Michael Murphy, vice president for Campus Affairs. "She firmly believes in our mission and in the reality that the intensive academic life of the institution is entirely consistent with an engaged and active life outside the classroom, lab, studio or stage."

Casalegno has been a member of the Division of Student Affairs for eight years. She most recently served as assistant dean of Student Affairs and interim director of the Career and Professional Development Center. She also previously served as a coordinator and director of the Office of Student Activities.   

Casalegno holds a master's degree in counseling with an emphasis in student services in higher education from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor's degree in psychology from University of California at San Diego.

Carnegie Mellon's Division of Student Affairs coordinates student services and orchestrates the meta-curricular life of the campus. The operation is founded on a broad-based system focusing on the intellectual, occupational, emotional, spiritual, physical, and cultural growth and nurturing of students. The division includes the Office of the Dean, Career and Professional Development Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Orientation and First-Year Programs, Office of International Education, Student Activities and Student Life.


Pictured above is Gina Casalegno, the new dean of Student Affairs.