Marilyn Peters Kliewer

Dean of Student Life

Marilyn Peters Kliewer


Student Life



204.487.3300 ext. 382



Marilyn, Dean of Student Life, is a member of the administrative team, working closely with the President and senior administrators to envision and coordinate the university's operations. As Dean she has oversight and responsibility for Student Life staffing and related programs. Areas reporting to Student Life include Chapel and Spiritual Life, Student Advising, Commuter Student and International Student programming, Accessibility Services, Residence Life, Athletics, Counselling and Wellness, Financial Services, and Career Resourcing.

It is important for Student Life to work in collaboration with others to provide a supportive and enriching environment that promotes academic achievement, wholesome relationships, and vibrant spirituality. An important goal is to value every student and help them succeed.

Marilyn enjoys working at CMU because it is rewarding to see students become involved, develop their leadership skills, gain a lifelong network of friends, and thrive. She believes it is indeed a university that nurtures spiritual, personal, and academic growth.

Marilyn enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband Werner, four adult sons, daughters-in-laws, and precious grandchildren. She is a member at Charleswood Mennonite Church.

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