Alta Thornton Mauro
Director, Spiritual Life and InterCultural Education (SLICE)
Renee Dugan serves as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Life at NYUAD. In her role, Renee represents the interests of the Campus Life division and directly supports the areas of intercultural education, spiritual life, community outreach, student activities, first year experience, UAE cultural engagement, and student conduct.
Renee has spent much of her career working in education at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level. She worked at the NYU Stern School of Business in New York and was the founding Director of Admissions at King's Academy, a preparatory boarding school located in Jordan. Renee joined NYUAD in fall 2008 as part of the admission team before becoming the founding Director of Community Outreach. Renee received a MPA from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public, where she focused on public and non-profit management, and her BA in international relations from the University of Oregon.