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Ophelie Rowe-Allen, Ed.D., Named Dean of Students and Chief Student Affairs Officer at the University of New Haven

Dr. Rowe-Allen joins the University community after 13 years at Fairfield University, where she served as the associate dean of students and director of residence life, associate dean of assessment, and director of student diversity and multicultural affairs.

June 16, 2020

The University of New Haven is proud to announce the appointment of Ophelie Rowe-Allen, Ed.D., to the position of dean of students and chief student affairs officer. She will assume her new position in mid-July.

Ophelie Rowe-Allen, Ed.D.
Ophelie Rowe-Allen, Ed.D.

Dr. Rowe-Allen joins the University of New Haven after 13 years with Fairfield University, where she served with distinction as the associate dean of students and director of residence life. At Fairfield, she also served as associate dean of assessment and director of student diversity and multicultural affairs.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Rowe-Allen joining our Charger community,” said University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D. “I am confident that she will help us build on the remarkable success to date of our student affairs programming and add incredible value for the lifeblood of this institution – our students.”

Dr. Rowe-Allen said, “I would like to thank the University of New Haven for this opportunity to work in a vibrant, diverse community and to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the Dean of Students Office.”

Prior to her work at Fairfield University, Dr. Rowe-Allen began her career in higher education in residence life at Miami International University Art & Design.

She has served as an adjunct professor and lecturer at the University of Bridgeport, Miami International University Art & Design, and Fairfield University.

Dr. Rowe-Allen holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. She received her educational doctorate in counseling education and supervision from Argosy University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Rowe-Allen assumes her new responsibilities as Rebecca Johnson, who served the university in many student affairs roles over her 40-year tenure, most recently as vice president for student affairs, retires.