Evette Castillo Clark

Dean of Students
Saint Mary's College of California

Dr. Evette Castillo Clark serves as the Dean of Students at Saint Mary’s College of California. Dr. Clark oversees the Offices of Residential Experience; Community Life; New Student and Family Programs; Campus Housing; and Student Involvement and Leadership. She is the College’s Title IX Deputy, Chief Conduct Officer, a Title IX Civil Rights Investigator, Green Dot Bystander Intervention Instructor, and chairs the Bias Incident Response Team and Behavioral Intervention Team.

Dr. Clark has worked in Student Affairs administration since 1993 at the University of San Francisco; Laney Community College in Oakland; UC Berkeley; California State University, East Bay; San Diego State University; and Tulane University. She has had leadership oversight of student activities, leadership, student governments, fraternity/sorority life, cross-cultural centers, new student and parent programs, testing and assessment, graduate student affairs, community-based service learning, and student affairs staff development, strategic planning, and assessment. She has also held responsibilities for academic advising, retention, living learning communities, compliance, conduct, and crisis and emergency management. In addition to student affairs, Dr. Clark served as a faculty member in the School of Education at the University of New Orleans and consulted for the International Leadership Association.

Leading and educating with energy and passion, Dr. Clark has served on the Board of Directors for NASPA, the National Academic Advising Association, ACE Northern California Women’s Network, served in leadership roles for the Council of Independent Colleges, and on the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California.

A second-generation Filipina, wife, and mother of four, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine; a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from New York University; and a Doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.