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Campus Life & Student Services


Margaret Klawunn

























MARGARET KLAWUNN is vice president for campus life and student services at Brown University.  She has primary responsibility for planning, setting policies, and implementing programs that improve the campus environment for Brown’s undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.  She has responsibility and oversight for 12 departments at Brown, including the Department of Athletics and Physical Education, the Office of Student Life, the Office of Student Activities, Residential Life, the Third World Center, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Dining Services and the Faculty Club, Health Services, Psychological Services, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life.

Dr.Klawunn has been at Brown for 16 years and has worked with students inside and outside the classroom. She has taught in English and Gender Studies, and her administrative appointments have included directing the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, serving as an Associate Dean of the College, and four years as Associate Vice President for Campus Life. She began her career teaching at Rutgers University and working for the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Dr. Klawunn has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Literatures in English from Rutgers University. At Brown, she has taught courses on American Literature, feminist theory, and women writers. Her interests in teaching and advising have informed her work in Campus Life and Student Services. In 2007-2008, she co-chaired the Committee on the Residential Experience with Professor Joseph Pucci and formulated recommendations for Brown on integrating students’ classroom learning with their co-curricular activities.