UCI Dean of Students

Sherwynn Umali

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Sherwynn Umali

Sherwynn Umali


Associate Dean of Students


Sherwynn joined the Student Life & Leadership team as the Associate Dean of Students in July 2013. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the Womxn's Hub (W-Hub), Latinx Resource Center, Student Outreach & Retention (SOAR) Center, FRESH Basic Needs Hub, DREAM Center, Sustainability Resource Center, and Parent Programs. She chairs the All-University Leadership Conference, a 36-year-old signature event for student leaders, and oversees staff development and technology needs for Student Life & Leadership.

Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Campus Organizations, and Assistant Director in the Cross-Cultural Center at UCI.

Sherwynn is a proud UCI alumna (’03) and received her B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior and Studio Art. She went on to earn her M.A. in Education, Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also happy to balance her time with two young children while managing freelance graphic design, photography, and consulting work.

Fun Fact: I love to paint, draw, dance, and express creativity in fun ways
Favorite Quote: The people I love, I'm committed to loving for the rest of my life. - bell hooks