Meet the Office

Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Location: Severance Hall, Suite 110

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm (Central Time Zone)

(Summer and Winter Break Hours 8:00am-4:30pm)

See the list of Class Deans at a glance!

General contact

Hudlin Wagner
Hudlin Wagner
VP for Student Development and Dean of Students
  • Oversees the Division of Student Life - all student life programs and services
  • Responsible for development and implementation of all student life policies
  • Available to all students and groups for advice and counsel
  • Sexual Misconduct Support Team, Appeals
  • Member:
    • Board of Trustees/Executive Committee [ex officio]
    • Board of Trustees: Student Life Committee
    • The Tuesday Group (convened by the Office of the President)
    • College Council [ex officio]
    • Capital Funding & Priorities Committee (CF&PC)
    • Emergency Response/Welfare Needs Team Leader
    • POSSE (Chicago/Huston) Liaison and Selection Committee
    • Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Liaison
    • Technology Planning & Priorities Committee (TP&PC)
  • Division Departments:  Academic Support Center, Career Center, Dacie Moses House, Disability Services (for students), Gender & Sexuality Center, Intercultural & International Life, Residential Life, Student Activities Office, Student Health and Counseling, and TRiO/Student Support Services, are in communication with the VP/Dean. In addition, the Director of the Career Center and the Dacie Moses Program Coordinator report directly to the VP/Dean.  (see Student Life Division Organizational Chart)
Kate Spurgeon
Kate Spurgeon
Senior Assistant to the VP/Dean of Students
  • Appointments/Meetings with the Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Students
  • Contact re Election/Voting information and Jury duty
  • Review of your Student Record
  • Dean's Certification forms: Coordinate completion of Dean's Certification forms for student/alum application to higher education admission, e.g. law, medical, graduate schools
  • Student Life Coordinated Award/Prizes Selection Committee, Coordinator
  • Dean of Students Office Student Work Supervisor
  • Forum Steering Committee, member
Cathy Carlson
Cathy Carlson Profile
Associate Dean of Students
  • Class Dean:  Junior/Senior
  • Academic Standing Committee/Subcommittee/Academic Review
  • Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) [non-voting]
  • Mortar Board Adviser
  • Sexual Misconduct Support Team, Adviser
  • Alcohol Review Team
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Safety Committee
  • Vital Records Review Committee
  • Pandemic Planning Committee
  • Healthy Community Initiative Representative (HCI) [Northfield Community]
  • NESNA Liaison (Northfield Eastside Neighborhood Association)
  • Departmental Oversight:
    • Academic Support Center
    • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)
    • Office of Intercultural and International Life (OIIL)


Joe Baggot
Joe Baggot
Associate Dean of Students
  • Class Dean - First Year (Frosh)
  • Academic Standing committee/Subcommittee/Academic Review, Coordinator/Convener
  • Academic Integrity Hearing Board Coordinator
  • Sexual Misconduct Support Team, Adviser
  • Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) [non-voting]
  • IGR Pilot Project (InterGroup Dialogue)
  • Departmental Oversight:
    • Disability Services for Students
    • Student Activities Office (SAO)
    • TRiO/Student Support Services
Julie Thornton
Julie Thornton Profile
Associate Dean of Students
Title IX Coordinator
  • Class Dean - Sophomore Year
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Academic Standing Committee/Subcommittee/Academic Review
  • Sexual Misconduct Support Team; Community Board on Sexual Misconduct, Chair
  • Capital Funding and Priorities Committee (CF&PC)
  • Strategic Planning Working Group member
  • CSL Co-chair – Committee on Student Life
  • Emergency Response/Welfare Needs Team, Alt. Team Leader
  • Judicial Hearing Board Coordinator
  • Community Concern Forms, receive/refer concerns regarding students
  • Divisional Oversight:
    • Gender & Sexuality Center
    • Residential Life Office
Tammy Anderson
Tammy Anderson
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans
  • Make appointments with your class dean
  • Obtain or submit petitions for exceptions to academic policy
  • Informs campus community of student status changes
  • Administrative support for the Academic Standing Committee, Judicial Hearing Board, and the Community Board on Sexual Misconduct
  • Review your student record
Julia Uleberg Swanson
Dacie Moses House Coordinator
  • Dacie Moses House Committee, co-chair
  • Events, organization/facilitation
    • Sunday Morning Brunch, every week
    • Dacie Moses Birthday Celebration, annual
  • Dacie Moses House, guest room reservations -- 507-222-5203
  • Student Resident, supervisor