Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs
The Baker University Office of Student Affairs is here to help you as you grow academically, personally and socially.
From the day you arrive on campus to the day you graduate, the dean of students and the associate dean of students are your advocates and will provide assistance for challenges and concerns that come your way. We can assist you in all aspects of a your campus life. We are on the second floor of the Long Student Center.
- Dr. Cassy Bailey
- Josh Doak
- Susan England
- Randy Flowers
- Nick Goodman
- Dr. Tim Hodges
- Paul Ladipo
- Sherri Pahcoddy
- Susan Wade
Dr. Cassy Bailey | Dean of Students
I love my job as the Dean of Students! I feel so honored to work with our students through their formative time in college. Students can often be found in my office chatting about life, love, loss, or other. Professionally, I have been at Baker since 2007 and earned my Ed.D. through the university in 2012. Personally, I am married to Erik Bailey, 1991 Baker alum, and we have two wonderful kids and four dogs.
cassy.bailey@bakerU.edu | 785.594.8431
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Josh Doak | Assistant Director of Student Life
Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He oversees fraternity and sorority life, Student Senate, and community service initiatives at Baker. He enjoys helping students find their passion through on-campus and off-campus opportunities and his personal mission is to help students experience everything that Baker has to offer in hopes they'll create a lifetime of rewards.
josh.doak@bakerU.edu | 785.594.8443
Long Student Center
Susan England | Department Assistant
I have been a lifelong resident of Baldwin City and love my hometown and the fact that Baker is such a huge part of our community! I live outside of Baldwin with my husband, and for the last 16 years I owned a medical transcription business, which allowed me flexibility to raise our three children. Baker University has been the perfect place for me to start a new career now that my kids are grown.
susan.england@bakerU.edu | 785.594.8382
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Randy Flowers | Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Life
The Buhler, Kansas, native received his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas. He enjoys working with many different students through his roles in orientation, intramurals, and student leadership groups and activities. Randy makes it his personal mission to help students pursue opportunities that create lasting memories at Baker University.
randy.flowers@bakerU.edu | 785.594.8403
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Nicholas Goodman | Director of Residence Life
Nick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Washington State University in 2013 and then a master’s in 2015 in higher education and student affairs from Fort Hays State. As the director of residence life, he brings with him several years of paraprofessional and professional experience advocating for student needs and growth as a resident advisor, conference coordinator, resident director, and many other positions. He enjoys helping students navigate life skills and looks forward to advising students in tackling and excelling in life’s everyday challenges.
nicholas.goodman@bakerU.edu | 785.594.4792
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Dr. Tim Hodges
Director of Counseling Center
I am honored to serve Baker students as the director of the Counseling Center. I graduated from KU, and I’m a lifelong KU basketball fan. I’m a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology and a certificate in cognitive behavioral therapy. Mental health issues are a common struggle for college students, so I appreciate the wise quote “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
tim.hodges@bakerU.edu | 785.594.8409
Paul Ladipo | Assistant Director of Inclusion & Wellness Education
Paul attended the University of Missouri at Columbia for his undergraduate degree in biology and the University of Kansas for his MSE in Higher Education Administration. He comes to Baker after serving as an academic advisor at the University of Kansas and as the director of survivor access at the Willow Domestic Violence Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he lives in Lawrence and enjoys Netflix and board games like they’re going out of style.
paul.ladipo@bakerU.edu | 785.594.8473
Long Student Center, Lower Level
Counseling Center Coordinator | Residence Life Department Assistant
Sherri is a native of Kansas and a Southwestern College graduate. She began serving as the coordinator of the Counseling Center in 2011. Sherri enjoys spending time with her husband, Lee, their four children and three grandchildren.
sherri.pahcoddy@bakerU.edu | 785.594.8409
Susan Wade | Director of Career Services
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Career Counseling from the University of Missouri. Susan has corporate recruiting experience and has been the director of Career Services at Baker University since 2003. “My best days are those where I help students identify and claim their career aspirations and dreams. Then we create and implement practical avenues to reach those goals through internships, alumni, and corporate relationships."
firstname.lastname@example.org | 785.594.8435
Long Student Center
P.O. Box 65 Baldwin City, KS 66006 785-594-6451