David Bagley Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
David Bagley is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Co-Administrative Advisor for Student Government. In these capacities, Dave leads a passionate team of staff who strive to create significant learning opportunities that enhance student development and engagement. Dave appreciates the dedication and hard work of the many student leaders he works with to promote a sense of campus community.
In his spare time, Dave enjoys going on trips with his family and is an avid sports fan.
Felicia Fields Senior Staff Specialist
Senior Staff Specialist
Felicia joined the Center for Campus Life in November 2015. As the Senior Staff Specialist in the main Campus Life Office, a few of Felicia's responsibilities include coordinating the logistics of major Campus Life events, supervising student staff assistants, and providing administrative support for the Center for Campus Life and Student Government.
Felicia has 10 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, and adults, who have been impacted by trauma including mental health concerns, addictions, sexual abuse, and family violence. Prior to joining the CCL team, Felicia worked in the non-profit sector for eight years as an advocate and parent educator for families engaged in the foster care system and families impacted by intimate partner abuse and sexual abuse.
Felicia enjoys the fast pace of the Center for Campus Life. A few of her favorite annual events are Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Expressions of King's Legacy, and FreezeFest.
Felicia loves spending time with her family, reading books, watching movies, and playing games on her iPad when she is not at work.
Christopher Henry Hinesley, Ed.D. Assistant Director, Q Center
Christopher Henry Hinesley, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Q Center
Dr. Hinesley, aka Henry, is the staff coordinator of the Q Center and teaches in the Women's and Gender Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts. He began teaching at RIT in 2006, and took on the role of Q Center Coordinator in 2010.
Henry leads the RIT Safe Zone training project, Q Center operations, and supports faculty, staff, and students as they build appreciation for the entire gender and sexual identity spectrum.
His research, in collaboration with the AdvanceRIT Project and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, is on meaning making and social identity development in marginalized groups, particularly transgender people in higher education. He is a contributor to the book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, and to the LGBT Encyclopedia, Proud Heritage. His Doctorate of Education is from St. John Fisher College.
Elaine Kanara Manager for Financial Operations
Manager for Financial Operations
As the Manager for Financial Operations, some of Elaine's responsibilities include: managing several Campus Life and Student Activity Fee budgets; overseeing the financial management of Student Government (SG) recognized clubs and student organizations; coordinating the review and fiscal counsel of special accounts; supervising the Campus Life financial team; managing SG's finances, serving as SG's Finance Committee Administrative Advisor, and overseeing internal controls.
As an alumna of RIT, Elaine has a passion for helping students achieve success, and strong Tiger pride for the RIT community.
Rob Lewis Assistant Manager of Tech Crew Services
Assistant Manager of Tech Crew Services
Rob is the Assistant Manager of Tech Crew Services. He oversees the RIT Tech Crew who provides sound, lighting, and rigging support for activities on campus. Rob helps to develop and maintain the rigorous training process for the Tech Crew, as well as supervise the hiring and administration process. His goal is to make sure the RIT Tech Crew is full of knowledgeable and qualified members!
An alum of West Virginia University, Rob graduated with a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology. He is a Journeyman in the International Alliance of Theatre and Stage Employee’s in North Central West Virginia who returned to Rochester after a short stint in Chicago. Rob spent four years as the District Theatre Technical Director for the Brighton Central School District.
In his spare time, Rob loves to hunt, fish, and enjoy the great outdoors. He is currently the Scoutmaster for Tay House Troop 19 (Boy Scouts of America). If you get the chance, ask him about his journey to becoming a 46’er! (Hiking the 46 highest peaks in New York State located in the Adirondacks).
Shawna Lusk Senior Associate Director
Senior Associate Director
Shawna Lusk is the Senior Associate Director of the Center for Campus Life and she currently works with more than 200 clubs, club sports, and programs for off-campus and commuter students. Formerly the Director of the Center for Orientation & Transition, Shawna joined the Campus Life team in 2016. Prior to coming to RIT, Shawna was at Purdue University and the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Shawna serves on the RIT Division of Student Affairs strategic plan implementation team and is a member of the Provost's university-wide On-Time Graduation task force, and the Fringe Festival planning team. She is also an executive functioning coach for students in the Spectrum Support Program and serves as a mentor for first-generation college students in the I'm First program.
Shawna holds a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership at the University of Rochester. Shawna serves as an instructor for numerous courses in the Warner School of Education and Human Development. Additionally, Shawna serves as the adviser to the RIT Animal Rescue Shelter Club and maintains a research focus that promotes emotional support and therapy animals in campus residences. In her spare time, Shawna is a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish foundation of Western NY, an active animal rescuer and advocate, and an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Richard Morse Manager of Tech Crew Services
Manager of Tech Crew Services
Rich Morse has worked with the Center for Campus Life for 31 years. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and was a commerical scuba diving instructor for 15 years. Rich oversees the RIT Tech Crew, a staff of 60 students, as well as an assistant manager, that provide support (staging, sound, theater lighting, and rigging) for activities held on campus. Rich and his team are responsible for the sound system installations of Ritter Ice Arena, Clark Gym, the Gordon Field House and Activities Center, and various other venues. While working these high profile events, with the clients, talent, and other service providers, Rich and his team solve any technical challenges that arise. He enjoys working with his "good bunch" of students and co-workers. Brick City Homecoming Festival holds some of Rich's favorite events because the weekend brings back a lot of familiar faces.
Alyshia O'Connor Associate Director
Alyshia joined the Center for Campus Life team in August of 2016. Her roles in the Center for Campus Life include student events process, clubs and organization management, and serves as a co-advisor of the College Activities Board. Alyshia has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Recreation Management and much experience in the field. She has worked for the United States Navy in Sasebo, Japan; in London for the Home Office-Borough of Wandsworth; Holland America Cruise Line; and as a Recreation Specialist, for emotionally disturbed children. Alyshia has earned a Master of Science in HIgher Education Administration and has experience working in the field of higher education as she has worked for Alfred State College in Student Engagement and for The College at Brockport as a Resident Director. Her principal accomplishment as a professional in the field of higher education is the development of a leadership program, leadership living learning community, and the leadership minor that is now offered at Alfred State College.
Alyshia is a lifelong learner who is working on a second master's degree - Master of Arts in Higher Education and finds solace in reading fiction. In her free time, Alyshia likes to garden, fly fish, and spend time with her family and dogs, Harry S. Truman and Oscar.
Stephanie Paredes Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs
Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs
Stephanie works in a collaborative position between the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Campus Life. In her role, she oversees the daily operation of the MOSAIC Center, coordinates cultural awareness programs, assists in the creation and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives for the campus community, including Greek Life, and provides guidance and advisement to the multicultural Greek community organizations and councils.
Stephanie believes that a great team is a vital part of a person's success and is grateful for the amazing colleagues and team she works with in the Division of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Campus Life. While not working with students, Stephanie is a Founder, Board President, actress, and writer in the Rochester Latino Theatre Company, Inc. She enjoys community service, traveling, and spending time with family and Lambda Pi Chi Hermanas.
Eric Pope Associate Director
Eric Pope oversees RIT’s fraternity & sorority community comprised of approximately 800 members, 30 inter/national organizations, 4 governing councils, 2 honorary organizations and the professional staff, graduate assistants, and student staff in the Fraternity & Sorority Life office. In addition to FSL responsibilities, he also oversees the Center for Campus Life’s assessment related to our strategic plan.
If you have a question about Greek Life at RIT, Eric knows the answer. He meets with students on an individual basis, attends Greek events, and is an advisor for the RIT Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council. Eric enjoys being part of the CCL team with his fellow staff, providing the best experiences for RIT students! The thing Eric enjoys most about his job is watching students grow and develop as campus leaders.
Carol Reed Senior Associate Director for Building & Operational Services
Senior Associate Director for Building & Operational Services
Carol Reed has been a member of the RIT staff since 1981, and joined the Center for Campus Life in 2002. As the Senior Associate Director/Manger of Campus Life Facilities, she supervises a wide variety of CCL areas including the Welcome Center Attendants, Room Reservations, Financial Staff, Tech Crew, and Student Building Managers who oversee our facilities.
In addition Carol is the Administrative Advisor for WITR radio station and the Student Government Finance Committee. She oversaw the renovation of the 13 residence halls in the 90's and assisted with the fundraising and renovation of the new WITR broadcast studio.
Carol’s expedient personality keeps the Center running smoothly —she gets things done. In her free time, whether it’s exercising, visiting friends and family, or simply going for a drive, Carol loves to be on the go! (Much like her role in the Center for Campus Life)
Dawn Rizzo Senior Financial Assistant
Senior Financial Assistant
As part of the financial team in the Center for Campus Life, Dawn helps to oversee the Club Center desk operations. She reviews all new paperwork that is submitted by students to the desk, processes financial forms for sports and religious clubs, and provides guidance and advisement to help clubs have successful events. She also supports the AALANA Collegiate Association and Cultural Programming initiative, and processes all Student Government and Sports Federation awards.
Dawn loves working with students because they are ambitious and recognize opportunity. With student run events, the sky is the limit! Dawn is an avid supporter of new students during the annual Tiger Walk, and shows her school spirit throughout the year.
She can answer all your club related financial questions from how to make travel arrangements to ordering club apparel. After being part of the CCL for nearly a decade, her successes number in the thousands. Dawn takes pride in getting students the information they need quickly and clearly, so that they can move forward with planning and hosting their events without feeling stressed or detoured. Students can be sure that when you leave her office, your questions have been answered or your next steps are clear.
Carol Rouhana Senior Financial Assistant
Rev. Monica Sanford, Ph.D. Assistant Director for Spirituality & Religious Life
Rev. Monica Sanford, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Spirituality & Religious Life
Monica Sanford is the assistant director for Spirituality and Religious Life (SRL) in the Schmitt Interfaith Center. Monica works with dozens of religious/spiritual clubs and volunteer campus ministers and chaplains to provide religious services and spiritual programming to students of numerous traditions. Students of any religious tradition and no religious tradition are welcome to enjoy use of the chapels and meeting spaces in the Schmitt Interfaith Center. Contact Monica if you are interested in forming a student club to explore religion, spirituality, philosophy, or worldview (including atheist and secular worldviews) at RIT.
Monica is an ordained Buddhist lay minister in a Chan Buddhist Lineage. She holds a PhD in Practical Theology from Claremont School of Theology, a MDiv in Buddhist Chaplaincy from University of the West, and a BS in Design from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Before joining RIT in February 2018, Monica served 4.5 years as a campus chaplain and administrator at University of the West, in California. She researches the particular challenges of campus chaplaincy and Buddhist chaplaincy and presents regularly at U.S. and international conferences. Originally from Nebraska, Monica is once again glad to be living in a climate with seasons. She enjoys walking her dog, reading science fiction and fantasy, traveling, and generally geeking out.
Bill St. Jean Associate Director
Bill St. Jean
Bill St. Jean has worked for RIT since 2002. Formerly a member of the Center for Residence Life, Bill joined the Center for Campus Life in 2013 and works to support many initiatives in the Center for Campus Life including overseeing major events, spirituality and religious life, marketing & communications, technology, and athletics marketing, and serves as the Administrative Advisor to the College Activities Board (CAB). Bill is currently also providing leadership for the New Student Orientation program.
His favorite event is FreezeFest! It is a great weekend celebration that provides events for the entire RIT community! Bill attends many events on campus and helps coordinate many major events including concerts, comedy shows, SpringFest, FreezeFest, and distinguished speakers. He is also a proud RIT alum!
Aisha Stephens Senior Staff Specialist
Elaine Tandy Senior Staff Specialist
Senior Staff Specialist
In the fast paced environment of the Club Center within the Center for Campus Life, Elaine Tandy, Senior Staff Specialist, provides a steadfast foundation that students and staff have come to appreciate and rely on. She has served RIT for 37 years, with 21 being in the Center for Campus Life. She has dedicated a great portion of her time to the students that comprise the College Activities Board, supporting 25 diverse student employees in their admirable quest to program over 100 events each year.
Elaine also works to support the financial and administrative functions for major events, club administration, off-campus initiatives, event management, and marketing. SpringFest is one of her favorite events on campus. There are so many activities offered during the weekend and she enjoys seeing the students have a great time outside of the classroom. Her greatest joy is coming up with “games” for any time fun is needed.