Dean of Students - SBS & CAS

The Dean of Students/Student Affairs Office works closely with undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and Sawyer Business School (SBS).

Dr. Ann Coyne, BS ‘82, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
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Ann Coyne joined the Division of Student Affairs in 2006, and serves as the Dean of Students. She plays a pivotal role in the creation of transformative and engaging experiences for Suffolk students. As a student advocate, Dean Coyne supports the development of on and off-campus partnerships and ensures programs and policies promote a safe, engaging and inclusive campus climate that facilitates students' successful navigation of campus life.

Dean Coyne earned a BS ’82 in Communications and Speech from Suffolk, a MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and an Ed.D. in Educational Policy, Research and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has held leadership positions at Stonehill College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Fitchburg State College, Endicott College and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. 

Amanda L. McGrath, Assistant Dean, Student Outreach & Support
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Amanda McGrath is the Director of Student Outreach & Support where her primary role is to provide strategic leadership and oversight for the University’s CARE Team, provide non-clinical case management, and provide food/housing insecurity resource management for students. Amanda is a champion advocate for students experiencing extenuating circumstances impacting their academic success and retention. Prior to her role at Suffolk, Amanda worked at Bryant University in Residence Life & Housing and Campus Engagement & Orientation Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts and her Master’s Degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University in Boston. Currently enrolled in Johnson & Wales Ed.D program, Amanda hopes to learn and develop innovative ways to continue to be a chief advocacy officer for students. In her spare time, she enjoys road cycling and spending time with her partner and son.

Janelle Grady, Assistant Director of Student Outreach and Support
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Janelle Grady is the Assistant Director of Student Outreach & Support. As a member of the CARE team, Janelle supports students who are experiencing personal or academic challenges impacting their success while attending Suffolk University. Additionally, Janelle oversees the daily operations of the Suffolk CARES Pantry. Prior to joining the Suffolk University community, Janelle worked at Boston College, Academy of Art University, Salem State University, and Stony Brook University in the areas of Residence Life, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Conduct, and Orientation. Janelle earned a Master of Education in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Salem State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science at Merrimack College. While living in San Francisco, Janelle earned a Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from San Francisco Community Boards. During free time, Janelle enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.


Contact us if:

  • You have a question, concern, or problem and you are unsure where to go, or with whom to speak.
  • You are concerned about a student for any reason.
  • You will be out of class for a week or longer. You must also contact your instructors.
  • You have a problem that you need help resolving.
  • You are applying to graduate school or are transferring to another institution and need a letter of good standing or a dean's certification.
  • You are considering taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from the University.
  • You received a notice to appear from a dean to attend an administrative hearing for an alleged violation of the Community Standards.
  • You have a suggestion or idea about improving student life and would like to talk about it.

We'd love to hear from you!

Student Affairs Office Information

Dean of Students/Student Affairs
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.