Dean

The Yale College Dean’s Office

The Asian American Cultural Center is affiliated with the Yale College Dean’s Office, which continues to serve as a source of support for the Center and its affiliated student organizations. Dean Saveena Dhall works with the AACC and manages the AACC student staff in order to ensure the smooth operation of the Center and all its activities.

Saveena Dhall
saveena.dhall@yale.edu
Assistant Dean and Director of the Asian American Cultural Center

The Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) is affiliated with the Yale College Dean’s Office, which continues to serve as a source of support for the Center and its affiliated student organizations. Dean Saveena Dhall serves as the Center director and is responsible for overseeing the Center and as well as advising forty-five student groups affiliated with the AACC.

Dean Dhall works with a team of Student Coordinators and two Graduate Assistants to manage programs and activities sponsored by the AACC. As an assistant dean, Dean Dhall also directs the Mellon Mays and Edward A. Bouchet Research Fellowships Program as well as Family Weekend. She is also a Freshmen and Sophomore Academic Advisor. Dean Dhall is a member of a number of fellowship and central Dean’s Office committees and boards.

Prior to coming to Yale in August, 2000, Dean Dhall worked in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with a special focus on programming for students of color, international students, students with disabilities and women at the School of Design (both students and faculty). She received her master’s in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dean Dhall has a B.A. from Connecticut College with a major in Asian Studies. Dean Dhall’s previous experience includes working as a Senior Facilitator with the Inter-Relations Collaborative (IRC), a multicultural education leadership training program, serving as an Admission Officer, and working with youth focused community organizations.

Dean Dhall is always interested in meeting with students and can serve as a resource on a variety of issues. Her office is located in SSS 110. Please feel free to email her as well, saveena.dhall@yale.edu.