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Student Affairs Committees

Membership and goals for each of the Division of Student Affairs Committees can be found below.

Staff Development Committee

The goals of the Staff Development Committee are:

  • Create opportunities for divisional staff to build a sense of team, increase communication, share information, build moral and update knowledge and skills.
  • Make recommendations on ways to recognize achievements of staff members
  • Create social opportunities designed to build and enhance community on campus.


  Matt Lenno (Chair)

Fraternity & Sorority Life

  Kasey Serdar Counseling Center
  Alison Ginder Student Conduct and Civility Education
  Patrick Chachulski Disability Support Services
  Kelly Clark Housing & Residence Life
  Christina Olstad Student Affairs
  Donald Walker Residence Life
  Gail Schley Housing & Residence Life
  Tiffaney Kuhn Campus Recreation Services
  Sue Auzmendi Center for Student Diversity


Eating Disorders Outreach Committee

The goals of the committee are to:

  • Increase awareness and attention to the issues of eating disorders and body image issues on college campuses
  • Enhance and increase programming efforts on campus around these issues, addressing the range of Eating Disorder related issues (eating disorder behaviors, nutrition, exercise, body image/self esteem) and the diversity of students on campus
  • Involve Student Affairs offices and Academic Affairs departments in the prevention of eating disorders and body image issues and promotion of positive messages around food and beauty
  • Produce campus-wide marketing campaigns and passive programming to increase student awareness of these issues
  • Promote three national events Love Your Body Week, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and National Nutrition Month
  • Involve students in efforts in order to gain students’ perspective of best practices and provide opportunities for leadership and service


  Kasey Serdar (Chair) Counseling Center
  Kerry Ballek Dowell Health Center and Dining Services
  Lisa Simmons-Barth Residence Life
  Marie Lilly Women's Resources
  Kim Shifren Psychology
  Christa Schmidt Psychology

Student Affairs Assessment Committee

The Goals of the Assessment Committee are to:

  • Establish a standard and consistent assessment across the Division within programs and services;
  • Facilitate the development and assessment of learning outcomes for programs;
  • Assess how students are benefiting and learning from programs and services;
  • Provide information for planning and decision-making;
  • Develop quality assurance measures for programs and services.

 The Roles of the Assessment Committee are to:

  • Centralize resources and logistical assistance for conducting assessment;
  • Provide leadership and consultative guidance to departments and individuals;
  • Provide leadership for periodic review of departments and programs;
  • Serve as a liaison between departments and StudentVoice personnel;
  • Provide assistance to the departments within their cluster that are conducting assessments;
  • Help to develop a positive attitude toward assessment within the division.


  Teri Hall (Chair) Campus Life
  Karen Oppenheimer Disability Support Services
  Chris Jensen Leadership and Civic Engagement
  Jamie Fenton Counseling Center
  Ryan Kane Student Conduct and Civility Education
Jayson Schablik Residence Life
  Santiago Solis Center for Student Diversity
  Beth Steiner Student Activities
  JR Rathjens Campus Recreation Services
  Katie Dauka New Student Programs
  Jayne Holzinger Graduate Assistant
  Calvin Smith Fraternity and Sorority Life


Student Affairs Tech and Web Development Committee

The Goals of the Tech and Web Development Committee are to:

  • Bring together divisional representatives to collaborate and share ideas concerning technology.
  • Serves as the division technology resource
  • Provides training and guidance on web architecture and web analytics.
  • Identifies ways to best use technology to communicate with and serve students.
  Bonnie Lingelbach Division of Student Affairs
  Derek Long (Co-Chair) Housing & Residence Life
  Crystal Tenan Disability Support Services
  Bob Farmer Office of Technology Services
  Spencer Bennett Student Conduct and Civility Education
  Kurt Anderson Student Government Association
  Mesha Byrd Leadership and Civic Engagement
  Jayne French Center for Student Diversity
  Julie Hightower Career Counselor
  Barbara Neal Housing & Residence Life
  Greg Primrose (Co-Chair) Division of Student Affairs
  Chris Rindosh Office of Student Activities
  Kelli Remo Health Center
  Nathan Sharer Counseling Center
  Matthew Wynd Office of Technology Services
  Vicki Young Campus Life
  Grady Sheffield Campus Recreation Services


Division of Student Affairs Diversity Committee

The goals of the Diversity Committee are:

  • Explore the concept of the "Multiculturally Competent Student"
  • Determine the types of programs, policies and interventions needed to prepare students to fully engage as members of a Multicultural Society.
  • Acclimate and educate student affairs staff on the models of multiculturalism and cultural competency to promote the integration of these concepts into their daily work to support student development.

  Spencer Bennett
Student Conduct and Civility Education
  Seana Coulter Career Center
  Calvin Smith Fraternity and Sorority Life
  Joan Maze Center for Student Diversity
  Robyn McCray Disability Support Services
  Lisa Reagle New Student Programs
  Sam Konig Hillel
  RJ Canning Competitive Sports
  Patrick Young Veteran's Services
  Sheila Graham Counseling Center
  Aaron Barnes Counseling Center
  Lisa Simmons-Barth Residence Life
  Cara Brennan Student Representative


Healthy Campus Committee

The goals of the Healthy Campus Committee are:

  • Promote a healthier campus environment through health risks and needs assessments and policy recommendations
  • Coordinate and promote collaborative programs, interventions, and strategies to improve health and well being of the campus community


  Kerry Ballek Chartwells
  Donna Cox Health Science
  Elizabeth Crusse Nursing
  Greg Reising Counseling Center
  Allison Frey Counseling Center
  Jonathan Gains Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
  Vacant (Co-Chair) Health Center
  Larry Holbrook Environmental Health and Safety
  Grady Sheffield Campus Recreation Services
  Laurencia Hutton Rogers Health Science
  Jennifer Moxley Kinesiology
  Lisa Simmons-Barth Housing & Residence Life
  Michael Pavelik Wellness Center
  Robyn McCray Disability Support Services
  Kristi Yowell Human Resources
  Vacant (Co-Chair) Health Center


Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention & Education (SHAPE) Committee

The mission of the committee is to provide awareness and prevention education to students of Towson University on the topics of sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence & stalking.

  • Develop student based educational programs on the above topics, including, but not limited to:  bystander intervention, risk reduction, prevention, how to help a friend, and the intersection between substance abuse and gender based interpersonal violence.
  • Coordinate primary prevention education delivered to new students through new student orientation.
  • Develop and disseminate educational materials to the student population regarding these topics.
  • Provide information to the student campus community regarding on and off-campus resources available to survivors and others in need.


  Ryan Kane(Co-Chair) Student Conduct and Civility Education
  Maria Wydra(Co-Chair) Counseling Center
  Grace Harriett Housing & Residence Life
  Cara Jones Women's and Gender Studies Department
  J.P. Javier-Wong New Student Programs
  Tiffany Kuhn Campus Recreation Services
  Matt Lenno Fraternity and Sorority Life
  Marie Lilly Women's Resources, Center for Student Diversity
  Selina Jangbahadur International Student and Scholar Office
  Debbie Seeberger President's Office
Mothyna James-Brightful Turnaround, Inc.
  Tricia Brandenburg Athletics
  Kia Williams University Police

Substance Education Concerns Committee

The goals of the Substance Concerns Committee are:

  • Serve as Towson University's coordinating committee for alcohol and substance related issues.
  • Review and evaluate the overall message about alcohol consumption, education and prevention programming
  • Recommend actions, strategies and policies.


  Jana Varwig (Co-Chair) Student Affairs
  Dirron Allen Student Activities
  Donna Cox (Co-Chair) Health Science
  Jerry Dieringer Housing & Residence Life
  Allison Frey Counseling Center
  Bernie Gerst Public Safety
  Teri Hall Campus Life
  Jane Halpern Health Center
  Elaine Lawton Baltimore County Alcohol
  Matthew Lenno Fraternity and Sorority Life
  Jim McTygue Event & Conference Services
  Lisa Reagle New Student Programs
  Emily Sears Counseling Center
  Grady Sheffield Campus Recreation Services
  Antwaine Smith Total Tiger Program
  Greg Reising Counseling Center
  Margie Tversky Athletics
  Kia Williams Public Safety

Veterans Concern Committee

The goals of the Veterans Concern Committee are:

  • Identify and advocate for the issues of student veterans on campus
  • Identify current and potential difficulties veteran students face
  • Give voice to those issues in front of administration.


  Patrick Young (Chair) Veterans Services
  Angela DeVito Admissions
  Barry Evans Acadmic Affairs
  Joan Harrison College of Business and Economics
  Glenda Henkel Career Center
  Cheryl Mannon Enrollment Services
  Pam Mathias Event & Conference Services
  Joan Maze African American Student Development
  Tracy Miller Academic Advising
  Robert Rook History
  Bob Schwartz Facilities Management
  Nathan Sharer Counseling Center
  Jana Varwig Student Affairs
  Derek Long Housing and Residence Life






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