Reetha Raveendran

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Reetha Raveendran
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
(269) 387-2150
(269) 387-2554
3408 Student Center, Mail Stop 5459
Mailing address: 
Division of Student Affairs
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5459 USA

Dr. Raveendran has joined WMU from the University of Michigan where she served as the director of student affairs in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She has held numerous key roles in student affairs for the college including providing strategic leadership and direction for recruitment, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, records and registration, academic standards, curricular/co-curricular learning activities and student support services.

Dr. Raveendran is well respected as a collaborative leader with a background in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She served as a key stakeholder and partner within Taubman to foster a diverse, inclusive and multicultural student experience. Dr. Raveendran is a strong advocate for holistic development for students through curricular support and co-curricular involvement, and has worked collaboratively with academic leadership, faculty, staff, students and alumni to promote student learning, wellness and engagement. In addition, she served as the Taubman senior judicial officer where she managed crises related to student organization behavior, and oversaw conflict resolution for individual students and between student organizations.

Dr. Raveendran has held numerous positions at a variety of institutions, both large and small, public and private – all dedicated to students and their success. Prior to joining the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, she held positions with Yale-NUS College in Singapore, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Heidelberg University in Ohio and DePauw University in Indiana.

Dr. Raveendran holds a doctor of education degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She received her master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Oklahoma.