Mount welcomes new dean of students

Academics, Press Releases

By: Jessica Lewis

File Under: student affairs

The College of Mount St. Joseph is pleased to announce that Janet Cox is the new dean of students.

Janet comes to the Mount from the BACCHUS Network (based in Littleton, Colo.), where she served as director of program services, associate executive director and vice president/chief operations officer. The BACCHUS Network is a collegiate peer education initiative that supports the achievement of students' academic and personal success by building skills in student leaders to address campus health and safety issues. Her work with BACCHUS gave her extensive experience working with college students and student affairs professionals at colleges and universities across the country. This experience also made her realize that she loved working with college students and helping them get what they needed to succeed, which ultimately led her to the Mount.

Janet wanted to be on a college campus working with students, and the Mount fit what she was looking for. She is most looking forward to getting to know students, and working on aspects of campus life here at the Mount. 

"Life outside of class is exciting and challenging, and I want to facilitate conversations and let students be a part of creating change," she said. She also enjoys that the Mount's small campus gives the opportunity for all campus groups to work together.

Janet is originally from Mingo Junction, Ohio, and received her bachelor's degree in journalism/English from The Franciscan University, and her master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and has had experience working in student affairs at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and the University of Findlay.

Being at the Mount brings her back to her home state of Ohio. She is looking forward to exploring Cincinnati, and especially football season. Janet is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and is excited to watch them play the Bengals.

Welcome to the Mount, Janet!