Associate Dean of Students
LLC Student Affairs Coordinator
Office: Hahn University Center 232
Margaret Leary joined the USD community as the Associate Dean of Students in January 2009. Among other responsibilities, she coordinates assessment and strategic planning efforts for the student affairs division, facilitates the development and implementation of living-learning communities, and supports institutional assessment and retention efforts. After earning a BS in Accountancy from Villanova University, Margaret began her professional career as a CPA in public accounting. She returned to Villanova to earn her MS in Counseling and Human Relations and begin her career in higher education. Before arriving at USD, she gained experience in residential life, counseling and other areas in student affairs from Villanova University, Arcadia University, University of the Pacific, and Dartmouth College.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Office Hours: M 11:00-12:00p W 4:00-5:00p And by appt
Noelle Norton, PhD, was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Norton joined the USD faculty in 1994 and previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Co-Director of the Living Learning Communities program while maintaining her faculty role in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Norton also served as department chair and USD Honors Program director from 2001-2008.
Living Learning Communities Coordinator
Office: Founders Hall 106
Tess Nunn is the coordinator for the Living Learning Communities (LLC) Program. She works with both the College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Student Affairs to assist in administrative and marketing support for the LLCs. She supports all aspects of the program, including assistance to the multiple Faculty Directors, the coordination of co-curricular events, and media development.
Before arriving at USD, Tess was an Assistant Resident Director for Residential Life at the University of California, Santa Barbara.