Chris H. Brunelle

As the Interim Associate Dean of Students, Chris Brunelle is responsible for administration, management, strategic planning, and development of a comprehensive Residence Life program.  His duties include supervising the proctors and mentors in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Students.  He also serves as an advisor to the Disciplinary Board (DB) Chair to support the Honor Board.

Professional Background

Dean Brunelle has worked in Higher Education for over 15-years and joined the Mudd Dean of Students team in the Fall 2013 semester. Prior to coming to HMC, Dean Brunelle worked within the Claremont College Consortium at Pitzer College for 9-years and where he held positions as a Residence Director, Director of Residence Life, and most recently as the Assistant Dean of Students for the past 3-years.  During his time at Pitzer Dean Brunelle worked in a variety of roles within their Office Student Affairs including: oversight of the Residence Life program, Gold Student Center, Grove House, primary advisor to student clubs and organizations and student senate, and served as the Chair for the Campus Aesthetics Committee.

Dean Brunelle has also held positions at Drew University, in Madison, NJ where he worked in Residence Life and at Mitchell College in New London, CT where he worked in student activities, intramural sports, and managed their student center.


Dean Brunelle earned his B.A. in Creative Arts from Bradford College and his M.A. in Management with an emphasis in Leadership and Positive Psychology from the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

Additional Information

Dean Brunelle enjoys being part of a dedicated DOS staff at Mudd who work tirelessly on behalf of the students.  He also appreciates the opportunity to work closely with such the charismatic staff of proctors and mentors.  Outside of work, Dean Brunelle likes spending quality time with his family, playing sports, telling good stories, and making people laugh.  He hopes to learn how to ride a unicycle or how to free line while at Mudd, but he’s been told that he first needs to invest a really, really good helmet.

Contact Information

Chris H. Brunelle