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Meet the Staff

Claire Ostrander

Claire Ostrander - Director

B.A. in Secondary Education and History, Boston College
M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Boston College

  • Oversees:  Operations of the Office of Student Involvement including leadership development, student organizations, programming, student governance, and special programs

Vacant - Associate Director of Student Engagement

  • Oversees: Student engagement staff, undergraduate government (UGBC), and the offices programming initiatives, Senior Week Program, UGBC elections committee, and the O’Connell House Student Union.
Jean Yoder

Jean Yoder - Associate Director of Leadership Development

B.A. in Art History, Dickson College    
M.A. in Educational Psychology, Boston College    
  • Oversees: Two staff members, policies, advising, and training for student organizations, supervise Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programs, Advisor to the Sub Turri Yearbook.
Kyndra Angell

Kyndra Angell - Assistant Director for Student Engagement

B.A. in Management, Stonehill College    
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, Suffolk University    
  • Oversees: Excel Curriculum and Excel Coaches, Class Councils, assessment for the student organizations, and the Faculty Advisor program. Kyndra also oversees two graduate assistants and an undergraduate student staff member.
Karl Bell

Karl Bell - Assistant Director of Student Organizations

B.S. in Criminal Justice, Missouri Western State University    
M.A. in Educational Administration, University of Missouri- Kansas City    
  • Oversees: Student Organizational Funding Committee (SOFC), organizational events and finance, and organizational policy. Karl also oversees a graduate assistant and an undergraduate student staff member.
  • Professional Publication: Karl is the author of Education 101: Thoughts on Teaching and Race, and is a member of the Cross Currents Teaching Staff.
JonRobert Bagley

JonRobert Bagley - Interim Assistant Director for Leadership Development

B.A. in Criminal Justice, Albertus Magnus College
M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs, Boston College

  • Oversees: Emerging Leader Program (ELP), the LeaderShape Institute, and the Leadership Awards Ceremony.  JR also oversees a graduate assistant and two undergraduate student staff members.
Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy - Assistant Director of Student Programming

B.S. in Marketing, University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth
M.B.A., Curry College
Certificate in Higher Education Leadership, Regis College
  • Oversees: advises the Campus Activities Board (CAB), as well as two graduate assistant staff members.
Cathy Jamieson

Cathy Jamieson - Administrative Assistant

B.A. in Mathematics, Boston College
  • Oversees: Coordination of the room reservation system, supervises the student program ambassadors and provides administrative support for the office.

Graduate Assistants

Emily Meeks

Margaret Babson - Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations

  • B.A. in Sociology and Spanish, Franklin & Marshall College 
  • M.A. Candidate for 2019 in Higher Education Administration, Boston College
  • Oversees:  Student organizations, specifically the Student Organization Funding Committee (SOFC).
 
 
Katie

Katie Davin - Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement

  • B.S. in Mathematics, Fairfield University
  • M.A. Candidate for 2019 in Higher Education Administration- Student Affairs, Boston College
  • Oversees: Undergraduate student elections, Senior Week activities, and advises the Diversity and Inclusion division within the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC).
JonRobert Bagley

Shelby Johnson - Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development

  • B.A. in Communication Studies and International Studies, UNC Wilimington
  • M.A. Candidate for 2019 in Higher Education, Boston College
  • Oversees: Emerging Leader Program and the LeaderShape Institute retreat.
 
Jeremy Koepf

Madeline Kling  - Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programs

  • M.A. Candidate for 2019 in Higher Education Administration, Boston College
  • Oversees: Student organization Excel Curriculum and Excel Coaches program
Brittany Mitzner

Brittany Mitzner - Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities Board (CAB)

  • B.A. in Psychology, Dominican University of California 
  • M.A. Candidate for 2018 in Higher Education Administration, Boston College
  • Oversees: Campus Activities Board; specifically Campus Engagement and Marketing, as well as O'Connell House manager.
Caitlin Scheckel

Elissa Kuharich  - Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement

  • M.A. Candidate for 2019 in Higher Education Administration, Boston College
  • Oversees: Class Councils and Office of Student Involvement social media
 
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Alexis Rickmers - Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations

  • B.A. in Political Science and English, University of North Texas
  • M.A. Candidate for 2019 in Higher Education Administration, Boston College
  • Oversees:  Student organization event palnning.
Morgan Blumenfeld

Andrew Skelly  - Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities Board (CAB)

  • B.S. in Mathematics, Allegheny College 
  • M.A. Candidate for 2019 in Higher Education Administratin, Boston College
  • Oversees: Campus Activities Board (CAB); specifically Special Events within Campus Engagement and the Trips and Excursions committee, as well as O’Connell House manager. 
Grace

Elizabeth Grace Williamson - Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement

  • B.A. in History, Young Harris College
  • M.A. Candidate for 2018 in Higher Education Administration, Boston College
  • Oversees: The Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) executive and legislative departments