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Dean's Office

Welcome! The Penn GSE Dean’s Office is both the central leadership unit of the school and the immediate office of the GSE Dean, widely responsible for realizing the school’s mission, vision, values, and strategic goals. The Dean’s Office provides overall school administration, drives strategic and operational planning, sets policy, manages risk and crisis response, and facilitates coordination across the school. The office provides comprehensive administrative support for and strategic advice to the dean, plans key special events, steers decanal special projects and initiatives, and liaises with colleagues across the Penn community and senior University administration.


Dean's Office Staff

Diana Johnson
Executive Assistant, Dean's Office
215-898-7014

Mark Harmon-Vaught
Chief of Staff
215-573-9404

Kate Hellings
Chief People Officer
215-746-3133 

Susan Yoon
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
215-746-2526

Raquel M. Arredondo
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
215-898-5186

Darlyncia Nobrun
Dean’s Office Coordinator
215-746-6885