• Assistant Dean of Students
  • Director of Student Academic Success Programs


Chris Donaldson looks forward to another year of meeting and providing assistance to Oberlin students in his role as the Fifth-Year Class Dean. He also is a special advisor in the Office of Student Academic Services and coordinator of the Peer Mentor Program.

Within the Office of the Dean of Students, Dean Donaldson serves as a dean on call and an academic advisor. He works closely with student athletes on issues that relate to time management, adjustments to Oberlin life, and overall well being. Dean Donaldson grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin College, where he was a two-sport athlete. He graduated with a degree in Africana studies.