Brian Samble (he, him) serves as dean of students. Within the Dean of Students Office, he supervises the experts who lead Residence Life, Recreation Services, Religious and Spiritual Life, Equity and Title IX, Student Advocacy and Prevention, and Student Involvement. He also helps lead strategic planning efforts and supports the vice president of campus life.
Prior to joining Lafayette in April 2021, Samble served as assistant dean of the college (student affairs) at Franklin & Marshall, where he also was deputy Title IX coordinator. At the University of Tennessee, he led the Living & Learning Community program to become nationally competitive and increasingly linked to the academic mission of the university’s academic colleges. Samble also served in student life roles at Boston College and Boston University.
Samble earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from The University of Tennessee, a M.A. in higher education administration from Boston College, and a B.A. with a major in history from Saint Anselm College, along with a certificate in secondary education and teaching license in New Hampshire. His doctoral research focused on the process of designing a world-class university, set in Denmark, where he completed his field research. Additionally, Samble completed the NASPA certificate program in student affairs law & policy and completed the Institute for Management & Leadership in Education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.