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 Meet the Staff

Members of the Student Affairs staff are here to assist and support you through your years at UMass Dartmouth.

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Come and see us! We have office hours and can be seen by appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

Wondering how Student Affairs is organized?

Division of Student Affairs Organizational Chart (PDF)

We hope to see you at campus activities, invite you to share your experiences, and encourage you to get involved in the life of the UMass Dartmouth campus—whether through student organizations, athletics, committees, student government, internships, service or many other learning opportunities.

Meet the staff

Dr. David Milstone
Associate Vice Chancellor

Phone: 508.999.8640
Fax: 508.999.8626
Email: dmilstone@umassd.edu
Office: Campus Center Room 224

Student Affairs Staff - Dr. David Milstone Dr. David Milstone has served in higher education for more than 30 years. He began his work at UMass Dartmouth in August, 2006. Previous to his arrival, Dr. Milstone served as the Dean of Student Life at Connecticut College and Dean of Students at MassBay Community College. He also held student affairs positions at Clark University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and UMass Amherst.

Dr. Milstone is a product of the UMass system, as he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from UMass Amherst and his doctorate from UMass Boston. He is married to a saint and is the proud father of the two best kids on the planet.

Ms. Cynthia Cummings
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Phone: 508.910.6402
Fax: 508.999.8626
Email: ccummings2@umassd.edu
Office: Campus Center Room 221

Student Affairs - Staff - Cynthia CummingsMs.Cynthia Cummings assumed the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UMass Dartmouth in July, 2008. Prior to that time, she worked at the University of Delaware for 25 years, where she served in various capacities, culminating in the position of Associate Vice President for Campus Life.

Ms. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French Language and Literature and a Masters of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has extensive experience in college and university residential education, college student rights and responsibilities, and student-related crisis management. She has served as a consultant to higher education institutions, public school systems, and community organizations on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion.

Ms. Cummings is an avid fan of opera and jazz, a collector of contemporary art and craft, an intrepid traveler, and a dog lover.

Ms. Shelly Metivier Scott
Associate Dean of Students

Phone: 508.910.6402
Fax: 508.999.8626
Email: sscott1@umassd.edu
Office: Campus Center Room 221

Associate Dean of StudentsShelly Metivier Scott came to UMass Dartmouth in January 2007 as Associate Director of Residential Life and moved into the Associate Dean of Students position in October 2010. Dean Scott is an 22 year student affairs veteran having worked in such areas as housing and residential life, new student orientation and family programs. A first generation college student, Dean Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Public Administration, both from Clark University.  Dean Scott is also a certified secondary education teacher in the state of Massachusetts and a certified community mediator.

Prior to coming to UMass Dartmouth, Dean Scott worked as the Director of Residential Life & Housing at Connecticut College.  In addition, she has also contributed to student life at Emmanuel College, Drexel University, Clark University, and Johnson & Wales University. A native of Warwick, R.I., Shelly makes her home in Dartmouth with her amazing husband and three beautiful children. Her passions include motherhood, Corsair Olympics, reading, air hockey, music, Moonlight Breakfast, and home improvement.

Ms. Ann Valentino
Specialized Administrative Assistant

Phone: 508.999.8640
Fax: 508.999.8626
Email: avalentino@umassd.edu
Office: Campus Center Room 221

Student Affairs - Staff - Ann Valentino Ms. Valentino joined the Student Affairs Staff in 2004. She provides clerical and administrative support for the  Dr. David Milstone, Associate Vice Chancellor.

Ms. Valentino has worked at the UMass Dartmouth since 1992. She previous worked in the Purchashing/Telecommunication Departments. Ann is the mother of three sons.

Ms. Marjorie Fernandes
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 508.910.6402
Fax: 508.999.8626
Email: mfernandes@umassd.edu
Office: Campus Center Room 221

Student Affairs - Staff - Marjorie FernandesMs. Fernandes joined the Student Affairs office in June 2004. She provides clerical and administrative support to Ms. Cynthia Cummings, the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Ms. Shelly Metivier Scott, Associate Dean of Students for Student Affairs.

Ms. Fernandes has worked at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth since 2001. She previously assisted the Director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House, managing and coordinating the daily operations of the center.