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Vice President and Dean of Students

Jeff Carstens

Jeff Carstens, Ph.D.

Years worked at WSC

1994 to present

Educational background

Ph.D., Education/Student Development in Higher Education - University of Iowa

M.A., Education/Student Personnel in Higher Education - Ball State University

B.S., Business Administration/Finance - Wayne State College


Dr. Carstens’ ties to the community and college run deep. He oversees student affairs for the entire college, but his dedication to the community doesn’t stop there – he is also involved in Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, TeamMates, Wayne Area Economic Development and First United Methodist Church. Before becoming dean, he worked in WSC’s TRiO Student Support Services and in Residence Life Student Services.

“I love interacting with the amazing array of intelligent, committed, quirky and outrageous characters who inhabit college campuses. What I find most rewarding is being a part of the individual growth and institutional progress that is ever present at Wayne State.”

Dr. Jeff Carstens


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