Student Affairs Committees

Staff Development Committee

The Staff Development Committee exists to create opportunities for Divisional staff to meet for the purpose of continuing to build a sense of team, to increase communication across the Division, to share information, and to update knowledge and skills needed to do our jobs effectively. Additionally, the committee makes recommendations on ways to recognize staff, and creates social opportunities designed to enhance and build a sense of community.

Name Office
Benz Armstrong Millitary and Veterans Center
Patrick Chachulski Disability Support Services
Christina Olstad (Chair) Student Affairs
Laura Jo Rieske Housing & Residence Life
Andrew Lyburn Campus Recreation Services
Deven Brown Center for Student Diversity
Rachel Bachman The Career Center
Adeife Love Adejumo Student Affairs
Alison Rohrbach Health Center
Luis Sierra Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
Chris Rindosh Student Activities
Tammie King-Kelly Student Success Programs
Matt Hicks New Student Programs

Eating/Exercise Awareness at Towson (EAT)  

The purpose of the Eating Disorders Committee is to increase awareness and bring attention to the issues of eating disorders and body image on campus and create educational messaging and programs around the issues.

Name Office
Jamie Kaplan (Chair) Counseling Center
Alison Rohrbach Health Center
Ryan Terry Housing & Residence Life
Adam Torkelson Housing & Residence Life
Mahnoor Ahmed  Center for Student Diversity
Craig Scott Student Activities
Eric Barron Campus Recreation Services
Carly Heasley Fraternity and Sorority Life
Kerry Ballek  Nutritionist
Randall Phillips  Student Government Association
Bethany Hainsberger Athletics
Kim Schifren  Faculty

Student Affairs Assessment Committee

The role of the Assessment Committee is to:

  • Provide leadership and support in the development of annual assessment plans.
  • Provide guidance in utilizing Campus Labs and Compliance Assist tools.

  • Promote collaboration in assessment efforts among departments.

  • Centralize assessment resources and assistance.
  • Discuss and evaluate assessment strategies among departments.

  • Promote a positive attitude toward assessment within the Division. 
  • Provide direction on data analysis and distribution of key findings
Name Office
Jana Varwig (Co-Chair) Student Affairs
Robyn McCray Disability Support Services
Stephanie Easterday Civic Engagement and Leadership
Mollie Herman Counseling Center
Mikaela Falwell Student Conduct and Civility Education
Jayson Schablik (Co-Chair) Housing & Residence Life
Joel Bolling  Center for Student Diversity
Brandy Hall Student Activities
Elizabeth Purswani Student Activities
Katie White  Campus Recreation Services
Katie Murray New Student Programs
Alison Rohrbach Health Center
Emily Tipton The Career Center
J.C. Finley Campus Life
Carly Heasley  Fraternity and Sorority Life
Benz Armstrong Millitary and Veterans Center
India Leach  Student Success Programs

Student Affairs Tech and Web Development Committee

The purpose of the Student Affairs Tech and Web Development Committee is to bring together Divisional representatives to enhance collaboration and sharing of information, ideas and concerns about technology and campus IT policy. The committee serves as a technology resource for the Division through training, guidance on web architecture, web analytics, hardware and software purchasing and the best use of technology to communicate with and serve students.

Name Office
Bonnie Lingelbach Student Affairs
Ifiok Obot Housing & Residence Life
Meredith Anderson  Disability Support Services
Jayne French  Center for Student Diversity
Keith Jones  Career Center
   
Greg Primrose (Chair)  Student Affairs
Chris Rindosh  Student Activities
Matthew Wynd  Office of Technology Services
Amanda Codd  Campus Life
Derek Long Campus Recreation Services
Brandy Hall Student Activities
Richard Goldschein Student Conduct and Civility Education
Dan Isenberg Counseling Center
Matt Goldstein  Health Center
Elizabeth Purswani Student  Activities

Student Affairs Diversity Committee

The Division of Student Affairs Diversity Committee is established to explore the concept of “multiculturally competent students” and determine the types of programs, policies, and interventions that are needed to prepare students to fully engage as members of a multicultural society. This will be done by:

  • Acclimating and educating 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
  • Advise Student Affairs leadership of culturally related issues impacting the campus community.
  • Sharing and disseminating information about cultural events in the Division.
  • Exploring the concept of the multi-culturally competent community and ways to create a healthy cultural environment for ALL members of the Towson community.
Name Office
Lilan Odera Counseling Center
Laura Sinche Center for Student Diversity
Robyn McCray  Disability Support Services
Russhell Ford Student Government Association
Christina Olstad  Student Affairs
Lisa Simmons-Barth  Housing & Residence Life
Alison Rohrbach Health Center
Kathryn Woerdeman  The Career Center
Katie Murray New Student Programs
Joel Bolling (Co-Chair) Center for Student Diversity
Jeff Keenan Campus Recreation Services
Chris Jensen  Civic Engagement and Leadership
Santiago Solis (Co-Chair)  Center for Student Diversity
Brian Jara Center for Student Diversity
Malinda Jensen Housing & Residence Life
Antoinette Newsome Housing & Residence Life

Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention & Education (SHAPE) Committee

SHAPE is the coordinating committee whose members develop, coordinate and implement educational marketing campaigns, resources, education and prevention programs and training for students on sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Topics include but are not limited to making students aware of what constitutes sexual misconduct and relationship or interpersonal violence; the impact on victims/survivors and the community, resources for students affected by sexual misconduct and relationship and interpersonal violence; bystander intervention and other prevention and risk reduction education; and response and reporting obligations by student staff.

Name Office
Jana Varwig (Chair)  Student Affairs
Mikaela Falwell Student Conduct and Civility Education
Kailah Carden Health Center
Andrea Polleys Housing & Residence Life
Mahnoor Ahmed  Center for Student Diversity
Tricia Brandenburg  Athletics
Corey Holland Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
Dan Leonard Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity
Allison Frey Counseling Center
Carly Haesley  Fraternity and & Sorority Life
Tom Judd Student Activities
Katie Murray New Student Programs
Caroline Rossinello Campus Recreation Services
Matt Lenno  Campus Life
Rebecca Robbins Student Government Association
Kia Williams University Police
Maria Wydra Counseling Center
Rachel Chang Student Government Association

Substance Education Concerns Committee (SECC)

SECC creates and maintains a committed campus environment that promotes academic success, well-being and the development of healthy choices and responsible behavior. The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the President on issues relating to alcohol and other drugs including recommendations regarding policy, strategies and actions. Additionally the Committee serves as the University’s coordinating committee for alcohol and substance related issues. This would include the review and evaluation of overall messages about alcohol consumption; education and prevention programming: data collection and analysis about alcohol and other drugs on campus; and the maintenance of relationships with external organizations on issues related to alcohol and other drugs.

Name Office
Jana Varwig (Co-Chair) Student Affairs
Corey Holland Civic Engagement and Social Responsibiltiy
Bonnie Candia-Bailey Housing & Residence Life
Allison Frey  Counseling Center
Bernie Gerst  University Police
Matt Goldstein  Health Center
Rhondayln Gross  Baltimore County Alcohol
Matt Lenno  Campus Life
Jim McTygue  Event & Conference Services
Katie Murray  New Student Programs
Emily Sears  Counseling Center
Grady Sheffield  Campus Recreation Services
Antwaine Smith  Athletics
Greg Reising Counseling Center
Margie Tversky  TUNE
Kia Williams  University Police
Will Huff Athletics
Alison Peer Student Conduct and Civility Education
Santiago Solis  Center for Student Diversity
Carly Heasley Fraternity and Sorority Life

Student Affairs Marketing Committee

The purpose of this committee is to:

  • A strong focus on new student engagement and sharing effective communication standards through successful marketing strategies.
  • Working collaboratively as a division with each department sharing resources and ideas in the areas of marketing.
  • Developing alternative methods outside the scope of social media to reach out to new, transfer, and existing students.
  • Teach, inform, and set standards for expectations regarding branding, advertisements, and marketing best practices that will be an asset for all divisional and departmental members. 
  • Working collaboratively to enhance program promotions.
Name Office
Derek Long (Chair)  Student Activities
Greg Primrose  Student Affairs VP Office
Keith Jones  The Career Center
Craig Scott Student Activities
Elizabeth Purswani Student Activities
Tom Judd Student Activities
Mario Rodrigues Center for Student Diversity
Sam Hauf Campus Recreation Services
Brandon Haight Millitary and Veterans Center
Katie Murray New Student Programs
Lisa Hill Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility

Weekend Programming Council (WPC)

The goals of the IPC are:

  • Examine the annual cycle of programs to identify opportunities for weekend programming.
  • Build collaborations across departments and groups to program a minimum of three events on Friday and a minimum of three events on Saturday.
  • Come up with complimentary programs to the major programs.
  • Identify creative ways to market programs – Gather data on what students want – some already exists such as in Alcohol Edu.
  • Collaborate/Communicate on large scale programs/initiatives.
Name Office
Matt Lenno (Chair) Campus Life
Craig Scott Student Activities
Rachel Gorenstein Student Activities
Elizabeth Purswani Student Activities
Katie White  Campus Recreation Services
Sara Showers Campus Recreation Services
Allison Frey  Counseling Center
Anee Korme Center for Student Diversity
Kim Cavanaugh  Athletics
Chris Jensen Civic Engagement and Leadership
Matt Hicks New Student Programs
Alasia McDonald Campus Activities Board
Diamond Ward University Residence Government
Serena Paul University Residence Government
Gary Coleman Housing & Residence Life
Lisa Simmons-Barth Housing & Residence Life

 Welcome to TU Committee

The purpose of the Welcome to TU Committee is:

  • Create a seamless Welcome experience from move-in and Welcome to TU through Labor Stay weekend.
  • Integrate existing programming and develop new programs to welcome the entire TU community back for the fall semester.
  • Balance academically focused and socially focused programs that are offered through the week.
Katie Murray New Student Programs
Lauren Bottcher University Enrollment Marketing
Justina DiCarlo The Career Center
Allison Frey Counseling Center
Emily Halligan Academic Advising Center
Kim Hohman Athletics
Chris Jensen Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
Jeff Keenan Campus Recreation Services
Anee Korme Center for Student Diversity
Margaret Paulson Alumni Relations
Alison Peer Student Conduct and Civility Education
Elizabeth Purswani Student Activities
Chris Rindosh Student Activities
Jasyson Schablik Housing & Residence Life
Bryan Schlein Housing & Residence Life
Craig Scott Student Activities
Sara Showers Campus Recreation Services
Eric Welkos Academic Advising Center
Jen Ziegenfus  Undergraduate Admissions