Assistant Vice President
for Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Sara Hinkle
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-3511 (office)
610-436-2480 (fax)

Who We Are

Ms. Diane DeVestern

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Ms. Diane DeVestern, Assistant Vice President for Students Affairs, assists the Vice President with the management of the Division and works directly with the following six departments: Twardowski Career Development Center, Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs, Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance, Multicultural Affairs, Children's Center, and Sykes Student Union. In addition, 25% of the Assistant Vice for Student Affairs' time is assigned to the Division of Academic Affairs to work collaboratively with faculty and academic administrators on a variety of student success initiatives and special projects. Other responsibilities include the coordination of the Division's assessment/program review process, planning committee for the new Student Recreation Center, and various student leadership recognition programs.

Ms. DeVestern has been at West Chester University for 20 years. Prior to West Chester, Diane worked in Ohio for 15 years at Miami University and Bowling Green University. She has a B.S. Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a M.Ed. degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green University.

Joyce Holste

Administrative Assistant
Joyce Holste has been with West Chester University since 2002. Before joining the Division of Student Affairs she held the position of Department Secretary for the Geology and Astronomy Department. Prior to coming to WCU, she worked for ten years with Coatesville Area School District and was involved with several committees and community service groups. Joyce comes to the Office of Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance with over 30 years of secretarial and administrative experience.