The Office of Student Affairs works proactively to help our students shape their experiences outside the classroom while navigating their academic responsibilities. We challenge, support and educate students through social, professional and personal development from orientation through Commencement.

Student Affairs advises student clubs, special interest groups, and our three student government associations with faculty and staff involvement to ensure all students are getting the most from their experiences here in Des Moines, out on rotations, or attending classes through our online programs.  Whether it is overseeing new student orientations, DMU’s spring  Commencement ceremony, providing leadership development through the Innovative Leadership Series, coordinating student health insurance, promoting and enforcing the Student Code of Conduct, overseeing campus-wide programming and community outreach through service, or providing support and guidance to the Student Life Council, we are here to serve all DMU students.


of students said they gained knowledge and skills they wouldn’t otherwise have through co-curricular student club activities.


of students attend 3 or more student club activities.

Never hesitate to visit our office in the Student Education Center (SEC) rooms 130 and 133 if you have any questions or would like to chat over a cup of coffee.

Alicia Lynch, Des Moines University Student AffairsAlicia Lynch, Ed.D.
Director of Student Affairs
Joe BrookoverJoe Brookover
​Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Chris Mohr, Des Moines University Student AffairsChris Mohr
Manager Student Life and Engagement
Lyndsie Sanson, Des Moines University Student AffairsLyndsie Sanson
Coordinator and Resource Officer

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