Ophelie Y. Rowe-Allen, Ed.D.

Ophelie Rowe-Allen Headshot
Dean of Students
Vice President of Student Affairs


Ed.D., Argosy University, 2016
M.S., St. Thomas University, 2005
B.S., St. Thomas University, 2003

About Ophelie

Ophelie Rowe Allen has been in Student Affairs for 15 years. Prior to joining the University in July 2020, she was Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life for more than ten years at Fairfield University. She has also been the Director of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Fairfield. She has led many key initiatives such as the developing residential living and learning programs including the Sophomore Residential College at Fairfield. Ophelie’s main interests are on staff development and creating holistic approaches for student success focusing on equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Publications - Book Chapters

Rowe-Allen, O. & Burrell Storms, S., (2020). Chapter 3: Enhancing EDI Initiatives through Academic and Student Affairs Partnerships. Burrell Storms, S. L., Donovan, S. K., & Williams, T. P. (Eds.) (2020). Breaking down silos for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI): Teaching and collaboration across disciplines, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Rowe-Allen, O., & Smith, M. (2019). Chapter 12: Intersecting Identities and Student Affairs Professionals. In W. Carson Byrd, R. J. Brunn-Bevel, S.M. Ovink. (Eds). Intersectionality and Higher Education: Identity and inequality on college campuses. Rutgers University Press.

News and In the Media

In the Media

Ophelie Rowe-Allen, dean of students since 2020, is also serving as chief diversity officer at the university.

In the Media

Ophelie Rowe-Allen, dean of students, talks about the opportunity to be a part of the 51ly Treats Fellowship for refugee and immigrant women.

In the Media

Ophelie Rowe-Allen, dean of students, comments on the diversity of the campus and the great opportunities it provides.