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Director Profile

Heather Dumas-Dyer
Interim Director of the Cowell Center

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Heather Dumas-Dyer is the Interim Director of Health and Counseling and has responsibility for the day to day operations in the Cowell Center. Heather has a B.S. in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon and an Ed.M, in College Student Services form Oregon State University. With over 20 years experience in higher education administration, Heather is passionate about removing barriers to student success and helping students find their sense of belonging and connection on campus. Prior to her time in the Cowell Center, Heather was the Director of Residence Life at Santa Clara University for over 13 years. Heather appreciates connecting with the talented Cowell Center staff and campus partners to best support mental health and overall student success. She has devoted time in supporting student mental health including experience in suicide prevention as a certified QPR trainer, coordinating the campus efforts for Mental Health First Aid, serving on the Behavioral Concerns Team, and has experience with crisis planning and response.

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