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)

 Dean Livingston's Student Office Hours:  Thursdays 4-5 p.m. and Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

See the list of Class Deans at a glance!

General contact

Carolyn H. Livingston
Carolyn Livingston Profile
Vice President for Student Life & 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]
    • Emergency Response/Welfare Needs Team Leader
    • POSSE 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, Gender & Sexuality Center, Health Promotion, Intercultural & International Life, Residential Life, Student Activities Office, Student Health and Counseling, and TRIO/Student Support Services.
Joe Baggot
Joe Baggot Profile
Associate Dean of Students
  • Class Dean - First Year and Sophomores
  • Academic Standing Committee/Academic Review
  • Civil Discourse, Co-Facilitator
  • Departmental Oversight:
    • Disability Services for Students
    • Student Activities Office (SAO)
    • TRIO/Student Support Services
Cathy Carlson
Cathy Carlson Profile
Associate Dean of Students
  • Class Dean:  Junior/Senior
  • Academic Standing Committee/Subcommittee/Academic Review, Coordinator/Convener
  • Academic Integrity Hearing Board Coordinator
  • Education and Curriculum Committee (ECC) [non-voting]
  • Mortar Board Adviser
  • Off-Campus Studies Committee
  • Care Team
  • CCAM (Carleton Coalition on Alcohol and Marijuana)
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Safety Committee
  • Vital Records Review Committee
  • Pandemic Planning Committee
  • NESNA Liaison (Northfield Eastside Neighborhood Association)
  • Departmental Oversight:
    • Academic Support Center
    • Office of Health Promotion
    • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)


Sindy Fleming
Sindy Fleming Profile
Assistant Dean of Students
  • Care Team
  • Departmental Oversight:
    • Gender & Sexuality Center
    • Office of Intercultural and International Life
Amy Sillanpa
Amy Sillanpa Profile
Assist. Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards
  • Community Standards
  • Peer Leader Program, Co-Chair
  • Critical Conversations, Co-Facilitator
  • Restorative Justice, Co-Chair
  • Professional Development Committee
Laura Riehle-Merrill
Laura Riehle-Merrill Profile
Title IX Coordinator
Tammy Anderson
Tammy Anderson Profile
Senior Assistant to the VP/Dean of Students
  • Coordinates VP/Dean of Students calendar
  • Voting/Election contact
  • Processes Dean Certification Forms
Kari Scheurer
Kari Scheurer Profile
Sr Administrative Assistant in the Deans of Students Office
  • Coordinates Class Dean calendars
  • Provides administrative support for the Academic Standing Committee
  • Communications Team, Co-Chair
  • Professional Development Committee
Julia Uleberg Swanson
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
Nora Peterson
Nora Peterson Profile
Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator