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Student Affairs

The mission of the Student Affairs Office is to provide opportunities for our students to develop their full potential for leadership and academic success, and to complement their overall educational experience.

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The Student Affairs staff offers support and guidance to students, so that they have a rewarding college experience through co-curricular programs that are created in collaboration with Academic Affairs.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and in close proximity to the cultural diversity of the Bay Area, our students have an opportunity to explore, learn and collaborate with community members to develop their potential as leaders.

Menlo’s student life reflects the diversity and creativity of the students in our community. With two-thirds of our students living on campus, the Menlo advantage is about much more than what happens in the classroom; it’s about developing your leadership skills through clubs and organizations, developing meaningful relationships with faculty, staff and fellow students and recognizing your social responsibility through community service programs.

At Menlo, students are encouraged to get involved, to expand their horizons and to define their place in the community. It’s a place where you are encouraged to create the community you want to live in, to be responsible for your actions and to care about others.

Contact

Student Affairs Office
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301
650.543.3779 phone
650.543.3750 fax
studentaffairs@menlo.edu


La’Tonya “LT” Rease Miles, Ph.D.

Dean of Student Affairs

I have the pleasure of serving as Dean of Student Affairs, the hub for Menlo’s student life.  I am a proud first-generation college graduate of the University of Maryland, and I also was a transfer student.  I received a B.A. in English Language and Literature and also have earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Los Angeles where I focused on contemporary multi-ethnic American literature and popular culture.

In this role, I have the pleasure of collaborating with nearly all campus units to improve the experience for students.  I am always interested in how students are faring and love to hear great ideas.  I’m also active on social media, so feel free to reach out via Instagram (@drltreasemiles) or LinkedIN.  I regularly consult with institutions nationally concerning first-generation college students, and I am a founding member of the Black First Gen Collective, a national advocacy group.  Finally, I established and manage a national Facebook group, “Empowering First Generation Students” and am the Chief Strategist for the “First Gen & Juice” brand (@firstgenandjuice). 

San Francisco is my favorite city in the world, so you can catch me there on the weekends. I’m also passionate about NBA basketball, college football, “The Flash” and “Friday Night Lights.”  Come check out my Flash collection in my office!


Carmen Stockberger, M.S.

Director of Student Engagement

Hi! My name is Carmen and I started working at Menlo in August of 2018. I originally hail from the Hoosier state (Indiana), but have called the Bay Area home for the past 5 years. I graduated with my B.A. in Psychology from Ball State University and a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. I know what it feels like to be a long way from family and friends, which is why I love my job of helping students get connected and engaged across campus.

I advise the Menlo College Student Government Association, oversee clubs on campus, plan New Student Orientation and help with other major campus events like Oaktoberfest and Commencement.

If I’m not at work I’m likely traveling, sampling new restaurants, or volunteering with CHEER San Francisco, a non-profit organization that helps the LGBTQ community in the Bay Area. Stop by and say hello!


Taylor Henkel, M.Ed. 

Director of Housing and Residence Life

Hello! My name is Taylor and I began working at Menlo in June, 2020. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, I spent my entire life in Virginia, moving to different parts of the state for college and my first professional job. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Global Development Studies and my Master’s Degree in Higher Education, both from the University of Virginia. When I was in college, I was a Resident Assistant and I loved connecting with my residents and supporting them so much, I decided I wanted to make a career out of it. That makes it even more fitting that my role on campus is to ensure that you have a positive, meaningful, and safe experience living in our residence halls.

In my role, I am responsible for managing our on-campus housing operations, including supervising the Resident Assistant team. I also work with the SERV program and assist the Office of Student Affairs more generally in supporting each of you.

If I’m not at work, you will likely find me on a run, listening to a podcast, or spending time outside at a park or on a hike. My office is in the Student Affairs Suite – feel free to drop by anytime!


Jake Kelman, Psy.D.

Director of Mental Health Services

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have been the Director of Mental Health Services and Training Director at Menlo College since 2016. I oversee and train a clinical staff of advanced doctoral-level psychology student-therapists who provide clinical services for a diverse population of approximately 800 undergraduate students.

In addition to my role at Menlo, I also maintain an independent private practice in Palo Alto. Prior to coming to Menlo, I worked at Palo Alto University, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and at the Psychological and Counseling Center at Vanderbilt University. I earned my Doctor of Psychology degree from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stanford University. My professional interests include college student mental health, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, identity development, adjustment concerns, sport psychology, supervision and training.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing and watching sports, traveling, being outdoors, cooking and eating, and spending time with family and friends.

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