Cathy Cocks

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Student Affairs
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Cathy Cocks has been a student affairs professional for over thirty years. She is currently the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is a Consultant with D. Stafford & Associates focusing on assessment of student affairs policies, practices and services; Title IX investigations and training; and behavioral threat assessment For 14 years, Cathy was the Director of Community Standards for the University of Connecticut where she oversaw and managed the student conduct process and chaired the University’s student threat assessment team. Prior to that, she held several positions within Residential Life at the University of Connecticut and Roger Williams University. She is a past president of ASCA and a faculty member for ASCA’s Donald D. Gehring Academy. Cathy was a member of the writing team for the CAS Standards’ Cross-functional Framework for Identifying and Responding to Behavioral Concerns and is a chapter author of the book “Student Conduct Practice.” Cathy was recipient of ASCA’s 2015 Donald D. Gehring Award sustained exceptional individual contributions to the field of student conduct administration. She is also a past recipient of NASPA Region I’s Continuous Service Award (2008) and the Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award (2004).