UCI Dean of Students

Rameen Talesh

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Angie Keam

Rameen Talesh

he/him/his

Dean of Students

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life & Leadership

rtalesh@uci.edu

Rameen joined the Student Life & Leadership (formerly known as Office of the Dean of Students) family in October 2006. As the Dean of Students and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Leadership, Rameen oversees a variety of departments in Student Life & Leadership including Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs, Veteran Services, International Center, Cross-Cultural Center, Greek Life, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research, Academic Integrity & Student Conduct, DREAM Center, FRESH Basic Needs Hub, Student Outreach & Retention Center, and Center for Student Leadership. He is committed to student learning outside of the classroom and is in constant contact with outstanding future leaders. "It is exciting to be a part of the learning process in some intentional ways, either through teaching a class or mentoring student leaders."

In 2008-09, Rameen worked on initiatives for Civic and Community Engagement as well as the development of the Core Leadership Competencies for UC Irvine students. He has co-authored an article published in Student Engagement in Higher Education on Engaging Racial Ethnic Minority Students on Predominately White Classroom Environments. Rameen has also presented on Free Speech, his doctoral dissertation, The Clery Act: Leadership Perspective from Senior Student Affairs Officers and a number of other programs and panels in Student Affairs. Rameen enjoys working with the Student Life & Leadership family because of the great spirit throughout the office. “The educators I work with are professional, committed to student learning and enjoy their work- which makes the job both rewarding and fun. We are a young campus and with youth comes a nimbleness to be creative and make a difference, our students are a major part of that experience creating the campus culture.”

Rameen received his Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education. He earned his Masters degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge and his Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to this appointment he worked as the Director of Middle Earth Housing at UC Irvine. He has worked in Student Affairs Administration at both public and private institutions including UC Riverside, CSU Northridge, and Occidental College. Rameen was actively involved while being a student at UC Irvine as an Orientation leader, Student Development Intern, UCDC Intern, Bookstore employee, Resident Advisor as well as participating in Greek Life. In his free time, Rameen enjoys playing intramural basketball, doing Yoga at the ARC, attending UCI events, writing lyrics and performing from time to time while being a season ticket holder to UCI Basketball and following his Dallas Cowboys/Los Angeles Lakers.

Fun Fact/Hobbies: Rameen enjoys playing intramural basketball, doing Yoga at the ARC, attending UCI events, writing lyrics and performing from time to time while being a season ticket holder to UCI Basketball and following his Dallas Cowboys/Los Angeles Lakers.

Favorite Quote: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds