12: Jill Stratton, the ‘Dean of Joy’

In this episode, Rob interviews Dean Jill Stratton affectionately known by generations of students as the ‘Dean of Joy’. Dean Stratton is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Residential Learning at Washington University in St Louis and has been a trusted advisor and special counsel to the Beyond Boundaries Program. Dean Stratton has enjoyed 27 years at WashU and will soon be departing for a new position as an Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning at Vanderbilt University. We reminisce about Jill’s early years at WashU, her teaching in the areas of leadership and psychology, and her advice to college students moving forward in these uncertain times.