Meet the Staff

Tara Sullivan, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Phone: 847-491-4582 Picture of Tara Sullivan
Email: tara.sullivan@northwestern.edu

As Director, Tara provides leadership to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.  She works to ensure that the Student Code of Conduct
helps to facilitate a positive community here at Northwestern and that the conduct process is fair and accessible to all students.  She also serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and coordinates investigations of and response to sexual misconduct involving Northwestern students.  Tara received her
Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan
and her Bachelor's Degree in Business (Finance) from Indiana University.

Lance Watson, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Lance Watson Headshot, click to enlargePhone: 847-491-4582
Email: l-watson@northwestern.edu

As Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Lance
resolves individual incidents of alleged misconduct for students or
organizations. This includes meeting with students to discuss the
information the office has received, work with them to better understand
what may have occurred, and if their behaviors come into conflict with
NU’s expectations of students, how he can partner with the students to
repair the harm to the community and learn from their experiences. Lance
also engages the NU community through his campus partnerships,
conducting training for a variety of campuses offices and groups on
topics ranging from managing conflict to best practices in creating
civil communities. Lance received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied
Behavior Science from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in
Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Clemson
University.

Michele Enos, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Phone: 847-491-4582Michele Enos Picture
Email: michele.enos@northwestern.edu 

As an Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Michele resolves individual incidents of alleged misconduct for students or organizations. This includes meeting with students to discuss the information the office has received, working with them to better understand what may have occurred and if their behaviors
come into conflict with NU’s expectations of students, and partnering with students to help them learn from their experiences and repair any harm done to the community. New to the Northwestern community, Michele is excited to bring her experience in Restorative Practices and passion for social justice. Michele received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Santa Clara University and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.