Kristina Bethea Odejimi

Affiliation: Dean of Students
Dean of Students

Professional Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the office
  • Work with the directors of Counseling, Health, Title IX, and Compliance on students’ health, wellness and navigation through Bowdoin
  • Manage student crises as they arise
  • Oversee the Judicial Board and the Student Sexual Misconduct Board


Hyattsville, Maryland


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology & Black Studies
  • Master of Education in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education
  • Doctor of Education in Leadership


I come to Bowdoin after spending five years as the Dean of Students at St. Margaret’s School (SMS), an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school serving eighth through twelfth grade.  Prior to SMS, I worked at the University of Virginia where I served as an Academic Coordinator, monitoring academic eligibility and providing academic advising, counseling and support. My student affairs roots began working in housing and residence life as an undergraduate student and furthering my love for the residential experience as a Coordinator for Residence Education at the University of Arkansas.  In addition to the areas mentioned, I have experience with many other functional areas of student affairs. I am a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and live in town with my spouse and dog.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Denise Shannon, 207-725-3229

Kristina Bethea Odejimi