Dr. Ellen Whitehead joined the Student Life & Leadership family as the AssociateDean of Students on October 1, 2022. Ellen comes to UC Irvine after having served over 15 years at UC Riverside (UCR). She has held Interim roles as Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students and AssociateDean of Students for Campus Life in addition to her role as Director of Student Life at UC Riverside where she oversaw robust growth in campus life and engagement. Prior to her role as Director, Ellen worked as the Coordinator of First Year and Orientation Programs and the Coordinator of Student Organizations at UC Riverside. Prior to UCR, Ellen was the Coordinator of Student Development in Housing and Residential Life at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and was a Resident Coordinator at California State University San Bernardino. Ellen graduated with her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University San Bernardino, her Master of Education Degree from Azusa Pacific University and received her Bachelor's degree in Health Administration and Planning from California State University San Bernardino.
Fun Fact:I can ride a unicycle and I’m a proud dog mom to Lulu.