Members of the Office of the Dean of the College

Avis E. Hinkson ’84

Avis E. Hinkson, the Dean of the College

Dean Hinkson is a Barnard alumna and was appointed Dean of College in February of 2011.

As the former Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising at the University of California-Berkeley from 2005-2011, Avis Hinkson orchestrated the academic advising of over 18,000 undergraduate liberal arts students. In strategic and creative ways, she advised individual students, small groups, and cohorts at critical points in their undergraduate education, from pre-orientation to graduation. Hinkson worked in  close collaboration with deans, faculty, department chairs and student service staff across the University to build the kind of bridges that benefit students most as they navigate their college careers.

Prior to her arrival at UC-Berkeley, Hinkson spent more than twenty years in enrollment management, beginning as a work-study student in Barnard's Admissions Office and culminating with her position as Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Planning at Mills College. Committed to addressing issues of access to higher education throughout her career, Hinkson developed and implemented the strategic plan for minority recruitment at a number of institutions including Pomona College and the liberal arts college at Cornell University.

Hinkson holds a B.A. in psychology from Barnard College, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.


Amy Zavadil

Amy Zavadil, Title IX and Community Conduct Director

Amy is the Associate Dean for Equity, has oversight of intake and investigation of issues pertaining to equity, discrimination or harassment, and serves as the College’s Title IX coordinator.  In addition, Amy oversees the Dean’s discipline process, including responsibility to establish, enforce and review policies to maintain the student conduct and honor codes of the College.

As Title IX coordinator, she is responsible for implementing and monitoring Title IX compliance.

If you have concerns or questions about discrimination or harassment, you are encouraged to address them as soon as possible by speaking with your manager, supervisor, department chair or dean. You may also contact Amy directly at or 212-854-0037.

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