Office of the Dean

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Rene Van Acker
519-824-4120, Ext. 52285
Sara Stephens
Administrative Officer
519-824-4120, Ext. 56211
  • Appointment booking with the Dean
  • General inquiries

Tina Goebel
Associate Director, Finance and Operations
519-824-4120, Ext. 56724
  • Finance, human resources and operations
  • Statistical information requests
Position Vacant
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director, Finance and Operations

Please contact:
Award inquiries:

  • Scholarship and bursary inquiries and support


Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Jonathan Schmidt
Associate Dean Academic
519-824-4120, Ext. 53492
  • Academic misconduct process management
  • Program curriculum oversight

Rebecca Hodges
Manager, Academic Programs 
519-824-4120, Ext. 58862

  • Planning for new and proposed undergraduate degrees and diplomas
  • Quality assurance reporting
  • Faculty academic training
Melissa Ball
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Academic
519-824-4120, Ext. 52681
  • Johnston Hall Boardroom booking
  • Program committee support
  • Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) coordination
  • Appointment booking for Associate Dean, Academic
Jill Johnson
Program Counsellor
519-824-4120, Ext. 58475
Melinda Vanryn
Program Counsellor
519-824-4120, Ext. 54549
Carie Devitt
Assistant Program Counsellor

B.Sc.(Env.) support:
D.T.M support:
519-824-4120, Ext. 54800

  • Academic support for:
    • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
    • Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management
  • Appointment booking with program counsellors
  • Information on campus services and academic policy

For Ridgetown Campus associate diploma inquiries, please visit the Ridgetown Campus website.

Research and Graduate Studies

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Rebecca Hallett
Associate Dean Research and
Graduate Studies 
519-824-4120, Ext. 54488
  • Faculty research support
  • Graduate recruitment and scholarship support
  • Graduate program support
Rhonda Alger
Manager, Research Programs
519-824-4120, Ext. 52247
  • Research funding opportunities and support
  • OR5 review, approval and submission
Leigh West
Manager, Graduate Recruitment and Programs 
519-824-4120, Ext. 52101
  • Graduate recruitment and program support
  • Graduate marketing and programming initiatives
  • Graduate student support
Lauren Schurman
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
519-824-4120, Ext. 52931

  • Appointment booking for Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
  • Graduate program support
  • OR5 processing support
Michelle Edwards
Statistics Consultant
519-824-4120, Ext. 54104
  • Statistics support for students, staff & faculty
  • Statistics workshop delivery
  • One-on-one statistics consulting

External Relations

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
John Cranfield 
Associate Dean External Relations
519-824-4120, Ext. 53708
  • Alumni, government and partner engagement 
Stephanie Craig
Communications Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 56832
  • Communication and media inquiries
  • AODA advice
  • Graphic design requests and approvals
Jordan Terpstra
Communications and Events Coordinator
519-824-4120, Ext. 53348
  • Website updates and support
  • Social media promotion and advice
  • Event coordination and promotion
  • Banner and promo material requests 
Josh Moran
Summer Communications Intern

Student Liaison Program

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Carleigh Johnston
OAC Liaison Manager 
519-824-4120, Ext. 56812
  • Undergraduate degree and diploma recruitment
  • High school tours and visits
  • External event requests

Alumni Affairs and Development

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Paul Klosler
Senior Development Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 53768
  • Alumni and corporate partner relationships
  • Donor inquiries and support

Shannon Fawns 
Development Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 53627
  • Alumni and corporate partner relationships
  • Donor inquiries and support
Lindsay Stallman
Alumni Advancement Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 56842
  • Alumni events coordination
  • Class projects and reunions support
  • Annual fund gift support
Martin Straathof
Stewardship and Engagement Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 54913
  • Donor support and engagement
  • Donor stewardship reporting and requests
Cassandra Barden
Development Assistant
519-824-4120, Ext. 58740
  • Alumni, donor and corporate partner relationships and support

OAC Dean's Office

Johnston Hall, University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

Ridgetown Campus

120 Main Street East
Ridgetown, Ontario N0P 2C0
Phone: 519-674-1500

You can also search the University of Guelph's Email & Telephone Directory to find the person you wish to contact.