Meet the Staff

DOSO Staff

Ryan C Holmes

Assoc. VP, Student Affairs and Dean of Students

(305) 284-5353
Ryan C. Holmes, an accomplished educator and leader in identifying and managing the complex trends in student campus life and higher education overall, joined the Division of Student Affairs as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in summer 2017. Dean Holmes oversees judicial affairs, Greek affairs, campus...

Sompa Adhya-Taylor

Assoc. Dean of Students & Social Worker

(305) 284-5117
Dean Adhya-Taylor joined the Dean’s Office in Summer 2019 as the Associate Dean of Students and Social Worker. As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), Dean Adhya-Taylor brings valuable experience in the areas of assessment, individual, couples and family therapy, crisis intervention, and educational programming. In her role with...

Flora A Balog

Sr. Administrative Assistant

(305) 284-5353
Flora brings a wealth of experience to her role as Senior Administrative Assistant, including key responsibilities for the University’s judicial process. Flora works closely with DOSO’s Director and Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs to ensure the timely operation of UM’s student conduct processes. Her role...

Nancy A. Del Pozzo

Executive Assistant

(305) 284-0121
Nancy joined the University of Miami in May 2006. Nancy is the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students and is responsible for the overall daily administration and management of the office. Additionally, she prepares the budget and financial reports, maintains the Dean's calendar and correspondence, and provides assistance to...

Anthoney Kinney

Asst. Dean of Students

(305) 284-5353
Dean Kinney is a designated essential staff member during emergency situations, with responsibilities for helping to coordinate University, Division, and departmental disaster preparedness and response. Additionally, he oversees the Student Affairs Crisis Coordinators program, serves as a judicial officer, and is the department’s...

Cristina Luna

Asst. Dean of Students

Dean Luna brings a wealth of experience to the Greek Life community at the University of Miami. Cristina earned her Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, where she was a founding sister of the Alpha Eta chapter of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. Through the years she has served as an active alumnae of her sorority in the roles...

Sarah Naturman

Case Manager, Licensed
Case Manager and Student Liaison

(305) 284-9070
Sarah currently serves as Case Manager and Student Liaison in the Dean of Students Office. Sarah provides assistance and support to students dealing with a variety of mental health, academic, social, economic, and health difficulties.  As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, Sarah has experience in both the...

Whitney Platzer O'Regan

Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the William W. Sandler, Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education

(305) 284-5353
Dean O’Regan works with our Sandler Center peer educators overseeing the campus-wide delivery of UM’s highly regarded alcohol & other drugs educational programming. Dean O’Regan is active nationally with the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA, serving as a Certified Peer Educator Facilitator and Coordinator of the AOD...

Tery Ortega

Administrative Assistant

(305) 284-5353
Tery serves the Dean of Students Office as one of its lead administrative professionals. She is primarily responsible for managing operations in the front office, which includes the reception area, records department, and supplies. Tery also provides direct support for DOSO professional staff by fielding phone calls, monitoring calendars, and...

Steven Karl Priepke

Sr. Assoc. Dean of Students

(305) 284-5353
Dean Priepke oversees the student conduct process, serves as the Division of Student Affairs Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and is the Financial Manager and Advisor for Student Media. He is a two time graduate of the University of Miami, earning a B.B.A and a J.D. During college, he was a founding father of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity...

Raquel McDowell

Asst. Dean of Students & Title IX Investigator

Dean McDowell joined the Dean’s Office in Summer 2019 as the Assistant Dean of Students and Title IX Investigator. She is the Office’s lead contact and primary recipient for student conduct issues involving sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner/relationship violence, stalking, and...

Dayle W. Wilson

Asst. Dean of Students

(305) 284-2419
A graduate of the University of Miami, Dean Wilson serves as a judicial officer for the Office of the Dean of Students. Additional responsibilities include serving as the advisor to the Panhellenic Association, the governing council for social sororities at UM. She also serves as the advisor to the Undergraduate and Graduate Honor Councils, and...

Rabbi Lyle S. Rothman


Rabbi Lyle joined the University of Miami family in 2016 as the Campus Rabbi and Jewish Chaplain for University of Miami Hillel. He also currently serves as Chair of the Chaplains Association, a group of clergy trained to provide spiritual guidance and support to the UM community. Prior to joining UM, Rabbi Lyle was the Director of Jewish Life and Learning at Hofstra University Hillel. Rabbi Lyle was ordained and received a M.A. in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-JIR in May 2012. He earned a B.A. in Jewish Studies, with minors in Philosophy and Religion, from Hofstra University in 2004. Rabbi Lyle is passionately dedicated to interdenominational and interfaith work and is known for his incessant smile, especially when talking about the Jewish calendar. He loves British comedy, watching quality TV, cooking, and takes pride in his knowledge of local news and weather personalities.