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The Dean's Welcome

Dean of Students, Bonisha D. Townsend-Porter

bMy office is open to you and your concerns as students of the greatest institution of higher education that just happens to be a Historically Black University. We believe that our students are the best, therefore, we expect nothing less than the best effort in their mission to become notable contributors to society and the world. Please know that my expectations of B-CU students are very high because you are the conduits by which Dr. Bethune’s legacy will be carried into the future.  When you enter a room, you represent the very best of Bethune-Cookman University and I look forward to contributing to your success.

“Enter to Learn-Depart to Serve” is one of the guiding principles that our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, left us to chart our course as we strive for success. As your Dean of Students, I am committed to making your matriculation at Bethune-Cookman University a world class experience from the day you enter to learn to the day you graduate and depart to serve. The Division of Student Affairs is the place for students to express themselves creatively, politically and socially.  Our leadership team is dedicated to fostering an environment that will allow you to explore, discover, and expand who you are and your place in this global society.

Bonisha D. Townsend-Porter
Associate Vice President / Dean of Students, Student Affairs and Operations

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