Announcement – Assistant Dean of Student Conduct and Community Standards
August 30, 2017
Dear Yale College Colleagues,
I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Gregg Peeples as Assistant Dean of Student Conduct and Community Standards. He begins September 5.
Gregg will serve as the secretary of the Yale College Executive Committee, carrying out the secretary’s traditional duties of managing the committee’s routine business and guiding students who have questions about the Undergraduate Regulations. His title is new, however, to signal the broader scope of his position, with a wider focus on education and outreach. Reporting to Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar and working closely with the residential college heads and deans, members of the faculty, and the student affairs and student engagement teams, Gregg will oversee new initiatives in educating the community on decision making and resolving disagreements and disputes.
As Assistant Dean of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Gregg will develop, implement, and monitor procedures to work with students and student groups on regulations and compliance, particularly with an eye toward proposing new ways of educating students about regulations and standards of conduct. He will also explore and propose changes wherever possible to regulations and disciplinary processes so that they emphasize education and personal development. Gregg will also be examining Yale College processes and regulations, evaluating them to ensure that they are fair, equitable, and free from bias. He will engage with faculty as well, implementing initiatives to engage instructors on matters of academic integrity.
Gregg has long experience in student conduct: he has previously held positions at Harvard as Assistant Dean of Harvard Summer School, Acting Assistant Dean of Freshmen, and Proctor to Freshman Students. Since 2006, he has served as the Allston Burr Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Winthrop House. In this position, he has overseen academic advising and support for undergraduates and served on the Administrative Board of Harvard College – the faculty committee charged with overseeing student conduct and exceptions. He developed a college handbook and conducted training on preventing hazing, and he was a faculty fellow for the varsity men’s lacrosse team.
Gregg earned his B.A. from Northwestern, in History and Mathematics, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he has taught highly rated courses on law, war, and terrorism, and he has received numerous teaching and advising awards, most recently the 2017 Harvard Undergraduate Council John R Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling. He has also had a previous career as a Marine Corps Platoon Commander, domestically and internationally, overseeing training for a battalion of over 1,000 Marines and leading anti-terrorism operations supporting the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet Headquarters.
Gregg has been named a resident fellow of Morse College, and he will be moving into his quarters in September; after living on Harvard’s campus for many years, he is now eager to learn Yale’s traditions and customs. His cat, Pericles, will be joining him. Gregg is also an avid outdoorsman who spends as much time as possible road biking, hiking, swimming, and paddleboarding. He enjoys playing most sports, particularly basketball (although a knee injury has put him into forced retirement), squash, golf, and weightlifting. He is also an avid sports fan, following both world and American football, baseball, and auto racing.
I hope you will join me in welcoming Gregg to the YCDO, to Morse, and to Yale.