Dr. Kristen Joy Hermann

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Kristen Hermann
Associate Dean of Student Services
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Dr. Kristen Hermann is the Dean of Students and Associate Dean for Student Services in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. Dean Hermann has 24 years of experience in academic and student affairs administration that include 15 years at Barrett, three years in the Graduate College at ASU and six years at the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She received both a bachelors and masters degree in English Literature, and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy. She is responsible for Student Affairs for more than 6,000 honors students across all four ASU campuses. She is a recipient of the University President’s Medal for Innovation and Team Excellence and a Spirit of Excellence Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher Education.  She also is a recipient of the Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award, presented by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).  She has presented on the history and development of Barrett at ASU, the nation’s most evolved concept of an honors college, at several national and international conferences including the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO) and the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH). Dean Hermann has presented on Barrett in the Netherlands and contributed to an international publication on the pursuit of excellence in honors education world-wide. She has visited and consulted with multiple universities nationwide on how Barrett evolved and received the institutional support to build the first ever intentionally designed $140 million dollar Barrett Honors College campus - the largest honors residential community and college built in the U.S. in forty years that opened in fall 2009.  Dean Hermann also served on steering committees to design and develop the ASU Downtown campus, and the residential communities at ASU West and Polytechnic campuses that opened in 2012. She has been significantly involved in building and expanding the first four-year residential experience at ASU and in the PAC 12, extending college residential operations to an additional twenty-acre site with 1800 additional beds, and a 2500 square foot Student Center to support the Barrett residential experience.