Office of the Vice President

Campus Life and the Office of the Dean of Students

We are focused on ensuring opportunities for community development in which every student can participate in experiential and co-curricular learning endeavors to challenge assumptions and push beyond boundaries for their student success. We support all aspects of campus life with the dual goals of individual student success and a dynamic caring community.


Creating inclusive communities of care while building leaders of tomorrow


The Campus Life subdivision creates an inclusive community of care supporting student success, career development and holistic well-being.


Campus Life


Office of the Dean of Students

Randy Timm, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

photo of randy timmRandall Randall “Randy” Timm, Ed.D., has over 30 years of experience in the field of student affairs, student success, and diversity and inclusion work. Randy serves as SDSU’s Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity and is responsible for strategic guidance and operational assistance for the division.

For nearly a decade Randy held the role of SDSU’s respected Dean of Students. With a collaborative spirit, Randy developed programs, centers, and teams that have impacted our students and community since 2003. Randy has served in numerous capacities in the division, including associate vice president, assistant vice president, director of Residential Education, and director of Student Life & Leadership. In addition to his leadership roles centered on student affairs, Randy also holds an adjunct faculty position, teaching in SDSU’s Leadership Minor and Major.

Prior to arriving at SDSU, Randy held several positions at the University of Kansas, where he also received his bachelors and masters degrees. Randy became an “Aztec for Life” when he earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from SDSU’s College of Education in 2015.

Randy has been recognized with the Dean Carole Robasciotti Outstanding Community Service-Learning Award, the university’s Staff Diversity Award, the Associated Students' President’s Award, the Harvey Goodfriend Award as the Outstanding University staff person and a “President’s Top 25 Award.”

Contact Information

Office hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 619-594-5211
Email: [email protected]