Mission Statement

Hofstra's Parent and Family Programs in the Dean of Students Office engages, informs, and educates parents and family members as they mentor their students to assume increasing responsibility for learning and personal growth. In collaboration with university colleagues, the parent and family communications, programs, publications, and events engage families as active members of Hofstra Pride.

The Dean of Students Office is committed to:

  • Providing Hofstra families with timely information about Hofstra's services, programs, and opportunities that further students’ academic success and wellbeing;
  • Always being open to diverse and innovative ideas, equity and inclusion;
  • Courteously serving as the central inquiry center for Hofstra parents and families, and helping families guide their students as they navigate Hofstra resources;
  • Engaging parents and families in campus life by using their knowledge, talents, energy, and expertise; and 
  • Educating parents about college student development and about the ways they can mentor their students.

Meet the Staff


Branka Kristic
Director, Parent and Family Programs
Assistant Dean of Students 240 Mack Student Center, North Campus
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