Harold O. Fields, EdD

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students/ Instructor

Dr. Harold O. Fields

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration - The University of Rochester

M.S., Higher Education - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

B.S., Biology - Clarion University of Pennsylvania



Harold O. Fields, EdD, joined Canisius University in 2022 as the vice president for student affairs and dean of students.  Previously, Fields served as the director of the Center for Residence Life at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he has served in various roles since 2008.  As the leader of the Division of Student Affairs, Fields is responsible for divisional strategic planning and assessment efforts and for overall operations in areas of the ALANA Student Center, the Counseling Center, international student programs, new student orientation, public safety, the Office of Student Life (residence life, judicial affairs, student engagement and clubs, leadership development, event services, intermural sports, and athletic facilities operations), Title IX coordinator and the Student Health Center.  

The vice president for student affairs is also responsible for the overall operations of the Griff Center for Student Success (career services, tutoring services, veterans’ services, accessibility support services, and parent programs) and the Office of Study Abroad and International Partnerships.  


Courses Taught:

HESA 520: Student Development in Higher Education