Dean Griffiths joined GS in 2016 and has a strong history with Columbia and GS. From 2009-2010 she worked as a financial aid counselor with Student Financial Services, providing counseling and guidance to new and continuing students on federal financial aid programs. After this position, Dean Griffiths was named Columbia's first Manager of Military and Veterans Affairs in 2010, a position she held until 2014. Most recently, she served as Director of the Veteran Crisis and Suicide Prevention Program with Services for the Underserved. In her current role at GS, in addition to advising students, she coordinates academic and learning initiatives for the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Dean Griffiths completed her B.A. at California State University Northridge, and her L-MSW with Columbia's School of Social Work in May 2015.