Stephanie Carlos Selected as New Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Stephanie Carlos shifted to a new role in June, as assistant dean of student affairs, after a long history in the USF School of Law Office of Admissions. She succeeds Grace Hum, who directed the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis Program before becoming assistant dean in 2015.
Carlos served as assistant and then associate director of admissions since 2004 and has been in legal education administration since 2002. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences on topics related to student support and services, and is active in related professional organizations.
“Stephanie has not only helped to shape the incoming classes, but also overseen strategic recruitment planning, communications, and event planning for the Admissions Office,” said Interim Dean Susan Freiwald. “As an established member of the USF community, Stephanie brings a wealth of institutional knowledge, and most importantly, an unwavering commitment to serving students and the School of Law.”
Carlos is completing her dissertation at the USF School of Education, with a focus on how successful Black and Latino law students engage support systems while in law school.
“Stephanie’s doctoral work and rich professional experience make her exceptionally well-positioned to take on this role,” Freiwald said, “which is critical to our shared mission of supporting a gifted and diverse student body.”
“I've had the good fortune to be part of the USF law community for 13 years in my role in Admissions,” said Carlos. “During that time, the best part of my job has always been the direct interactions that I have with students, whether they be prospective, current, or alumni. In this new capacity, I’m looking forward to deepening those connections, fostering the community that already exists, and finding new ways to engage and support students.”