Meet Andrea Peeters, Dean of Student Affairs

Meet Andrea Peeters, Dean of Student Affairs

Earlier this semester, Andrea Peeters, M.A. was appointed as the new Dean of Student Affairs at Menlo College. Peeters brings 15 years of student-centered experience, most recently as Menlo’s Director of Student Success. In her new role, Peeters will collaborate with all campus partners to further enhance the Menlo student experience.

“This role is a culmination of everything I love about working with students,” said Peeters. “Helping students realize not only the value of the college experience, but the importance of embracing their time at Menlo in order to have the world at their fingertips when they walk across the stage at commencement.”

Peeters is from Santa Barbara, CA, where she worked as a high school guidance counselor and college adjunct faculty member for 9 years. Immediately prior to joining Menlo College in 2015, Peeters took a solo 8-month adventure across the country, where she explored the many cultures of the U.S. and took roots for a time in Durham, NC as a restaurant consultant.

Peeters holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Washington State University, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University, and will receive her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University this year. She also holds a teaching credential and a secondary administrative credential from Cal Lutheran University. Her current research examines first-generation college student engagement as it pertains to their decision to return to college for their sophomore year.