Erin Foster Zsiga

Foster Zsiga, Erin E.

Dean of Students
Student Affairs
Lane Hall, Room 104

Dean of Students


Erin Foster Zsiga, Dean of Students at Bates College, specializes in the management of institutional support structures for student wellness. With a background in psychology and counseling/addiction work (Merrimack College and University of New England), Erin has extensive experience in supporting students through transitions and professional teams through structural changes.  Her work focuses on student-centered approaches to resource management with a focus on social justice. 

Erin has a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration.  Erin has significant experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that serve as a foundation to the student experience at Bates. In her capacity as Dean of Students, she oversees a diverse team of professional staff members in the areas of Bates EMS, Campus Life, Health Services, First Year Experience and Orientation, Campus Safety, Community Standards/Student Conduct, and Residence Life & Health Education.

Tasked with managing the transition from a campus-based to community partner-based health care model, Erin also works closely with local health care officials to ensure high-quality care and integration of medical services within the academic environment.