Meet the Staff

As educators, mentors, and advocates, the Student Life Staff at Dominican encourages and supports students in the integration of their intellectual, spiritual, social, ethical, and physical development. In helping students to become members of the campus community, the staff fosters their leadership skills, life competencies, and the embodiment of the Dominican traditions and ideals.

Paul RaccanelloPaul Raccanello photo

VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Dr. Paul Raccanello serves as the VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Dominican. He is responsible for the staff, programs, budgets, and overall leadership and direction for the Division of Student Affairs; Career and Internship Services, Campus Ministry, Residence Life, Student Activities & Leadership, Student Health and Counseling Services, and Student Rights & Responsibilities. Beyond his work in Student Affairs, Dr. Raccanello also has extensive experience within the following areas of higher education: admissions and enrollment management, athletics, legal issues/compliance, Title IX, diversity, and campus safety and crisis management.

Sr. Mary Soher, OPMary Soher

Director of Campus Ministry
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Sr. Mary Soher, OP is the Director of Campus Ministry and a member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She coordinates the Campus Ministry program and staff and continues the deepening and development of the Dominican Ideals throughout the university community.

Fr. Bob HabermanFather Bob Haberman photo

University Chaplain
Edgehill Mansion, 2nd Floor

Fr. Bob Haberman is the Campus Ministry Chaplain and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies. In addition to teaching two courses a semester, he conducts many of the religious services on campus and is available to all members of the Dominican community for spiritual support.


Susana McKeough & Mary VidalSusana McKeough and Mary Vidal photo

Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Medical Technician
Bertrand Hall, Room 100

We welcome all students to Student Health, regardless of insurance. We provide health education, immunizations, TB testing, emergency response on campus, assist FNP and MD, order labs, and assistance with navigating health insurance and referrals. We also host flu shot clinics, STI testing, blood drives, and other health events. Please stop in or call if you have any questions or concerns. Everything is confidential.

Diane SuffridgeDiane Suffridge photo

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Department

Dr. Diane Suffridge directs and supervises University Counseling Services, which is staffed by graduate students in the Counseling Psychology Department. She has supervised and trained numerous people in the field of counseling and psychotherapy for over 25 years and was Clinical Director at two nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area before coming to Dominican. She is deeply committed to supporting trainees to provide high quality counseling that is responsive to each individual's need.

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