Photo of Chris Donaldson
  • Assistant Dean of Students
  • Director of Student Academic Success Programs


As the fourth of five generations of Oberlin College graduates in his family, Chris Donaldson joined the Oberlin staff in 1997. In his current role, he serves as an Assistant Dean of Students, Directs the Office of Student Academic Success Programs, Coordinates the Peer Mentoring Program, and serves as a SHARE Advisor, Academic Advisor and Dean On-Call.

Chris Also works closely with student athletes on issues that relate to time management, adjustments to Oberlin life, and overall well-being. Chris grew up in Oberlin, attended Oberlin College where he was a two sport athlete, and graduated with a degree in African American Studies.