Meet our Student Activities staff. Feel free to contact us or swing by our office to say hello! We're located in room 217 in the University Union.
Corey Bailey, Director of Student Activities
Karen Gempp received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware with a minor in Psychology. After graduation, she worked as a Maryland healthcare facility auditor & consultant in local Baltimore public accounting firms. She then moved into the private sector to continue performing accounting duties for local Baltimore hospitals as well as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. She went on to have 2 children while taking on bookkeeping duties in the office or remotely from home for local businesses dealing in insurance and manufacturing. After doing corporate and individual tax returns for 2 seasons in a local accounting firm, she’s excited to focus on supporting the Student Activities department at Towson University. Karen enjoys coaching her two daughters in field hockey, basketball, lacrosse and swimming through the Hereford Recreational Council, Hereford Lacrosse Club and at York Manor Swim Club. Karen loves spending time with her husband Bill, their 2 girls, Courtney and Natalie and their lovable dog, Shay. Our family loves to hang out with friends, go out to dinner, and vacation at the beach or mountains. Karen's Top 5 Strengths are Woo, Arranger, Positivity, Communication and Maximizer.
Brandy Hall received her B.S. in Mass Communications from Towson University in 2013. During her undergraduate career at Towson University, she found her love for Student Affairs and decided to pursue it as a career. She received her M.Ed. from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with a focus on College Student Personnel Administration. After serving as a Residence Life Coordinator in Housing & Residence Life at TU, she's now excited to be honing her focus on building student's leadership capacity! Brandy's Top Five Strengths are: Connectedness, Input, Empathy, Intellection, and Belief.
Elizabeth (Liz) Purswani received her B.S. in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University and her M.S. in Counseling with a focus in College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University. She worked at University of Baltimore for 1 ½ years as a Student Activities Coordinator. Prior to that, Liz was at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania for 7 years; 3 years as a Graduate Residence Director and 4 years as an Assistant Director for Campus Activities & Programming. Liz supervises both of the Coordinators for Campus Programming, and works to further engagement on campus through cross campus programming. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Pavan, daughter Cecilia and their two rescue dogs. Liz enjoys exercising, doing yoga, cooking, listening to music/NPR/and podcasts, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Liz’s top five strengths are Harmony, Arranger, Connectedness, Communication, and Empathy.
Chris Rindosh received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The College of New Jersey and his M.S. in Higher Education from Florida State University. While Chris enjoyed his coursework related to Math and Science, he found his true passion through creating his own student organizations and being an active member of TCNJ’s Student Government Association. Today, Chris works with similar students looking to further their interests and passions through supporting Towson’s student organizations. Outside of work, Chris can be found spending time with family, friends or on a volleyball court. Chris was most known at TCNJ for founding the Manhunt Club, an organization that played hide-and-seek with hundreds of students at once. Chris’s top five strengths are Adaptability, Maximizer, Self-Assurance, Responsibility, and Arranger.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Craig Scott received his B.S. in Business Administration from Morgan State University and his M.A. in Conflict Analysis and dispute resolution from Salisbury University. Craig’s experience in Student Affairs has its roots at MSU, in which he served as a Resident Assistant and built upon that experience serving as a Residence Hall Director at SU. In that experience, Craig developed a passion for providing students with an enriching college experience outside of the classroom. Today, Craig continues to have that impact on students through campus-wide programming efforts. Outside of the office, Craig enjoys music, sports, and video games. His StrengthsQuest Top Five include Strategic, Competition, Command, Futuristic and Ideation.
Tom Judd received his B.S. in Mass Communication from Towson University. He worked in the Athletics Department at Towson for 14 years in Media Relations and Marketing. He left Athletics six years ago and joined the Events and Conference Services department at Towson to work as an Event Manager with student groups. He worked on large scale student programming like Tigerfest, Sorority Recruitment, Labor Stay and TU Afterhours. He also advises two other student organizations, Modelz of Distinction (MOD) and Students Helping Honduras (SHH). Tom is now one of the Coordinator of Student Activities, focusing as Advisor to the Campus Activities Board. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his four-year old nephew, watching Orioles games, playing fantasy football, and grilling out with friends. Tom’s top five strengths are Adaptability, Strategic, Maximizer, Communication, and Empathy.