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Spring 2023: Asian, African, and European Exploration
Dean of Student Life

Jon Cleveland

Jon is thrilled to set sail on his first voyage with Semester at Sea! He’s psyched to be a part of this special community, experience new cultures, make new friends, and ensure the participants have a safe, life-changing, and positive learning and sailing experience. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and grab an opportunity to meet up with Jon. You’ll see him, his wife (Gretchen), and children (Yale, Neve, and Birdie) all over the ship.

Outside of serving as the Dean of Student Life for the Spring 2023 Voyage, Jon works as the Executive Director of Career Services for Colorado State University, supervising a team of 70 to rock career services for the institution. His professional experiences have centered on higher education administration, including extensive work in residence life, academic advising, leadership and volunteer programs, and now career services. Jon holds a PhD from Colorado State University, a master’s degree from Michigan State University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.