Margarita Perez

Dean of Students Margarita Perez
  • Leadership
  • Dean of Students


Dr. Margarita Perez is the Dean of Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She currently oversees Student Conduct, Residence Life, SGA, Student Engagement & Leadership, Recreational Sports and Career Services. Over her 25 years in higher education, she has worked in numerous facets of the Division of Student Affairs including: residence life, orientation, student activities, leadership development, academic programming, career development, student conduct, Title IX and assessment.


Dr. Perez earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a Master of Education from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University New Orleans.

Student Research/Collaboration

  • Sophomores/2nd-year students
  • Transitions
  • Belonging
  • Retention
  • Food Insecurity
  • Homelessness
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Student Engagement and Employability
  • Crisis Management