< Cabinet Members and Deans
Timothy E. Sams
Vice President, Student Life
The vice president for student life is responsible for the management of Athletics, the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development, the Career Development Center, Religious Affairs, the Dean of Students Office, the Office of First- Year Experience, the Rensselaer Union, Residence Life, Student Health Services Center, and Student Records & Financial Services.
Most recently, Sams was associate dean at the new Abu Dhabi campus of NYU. He developed and implemented programs in judicial affairs, student services, spiritual life, dining services, first-year orientation, intercultural affairs, residential life/education, advising and counseling, on-call response, 360-degree student monitoring, conflict resolution, and crisis and emergency response management protocols. Prior to joining NYU, Sams worked for 12 years at Swarthmore College, serving as assistant dean of the college and director of the Black Cultural Center.