Barbara Jones, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Barbara Jones is Vice President for Student Affairs at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. A student affairs administrator, she has served at a variety of institutions including Miami University, University of Memphis, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is a former President of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, an organization with 13,000 members at 1400 institutions in 28 countries. Jones received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about higher education and has been involved in several national initiatives such as the Task Force on the Future of Student Affairs, the International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate Study and the American Council on Education/ Kellogg Project on Leadership and Institutional Transformation. Most recently she co-edited a publication on student affairs during a time of fiscal crisis. She has been recognized with the Elizabeth A. Greenleaf Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Pillar of the Profession Award and Region IV East award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer.
James L. Kreinbring
Director of Administration
As director of administration, Jim Kreinbring is responsible for financial management, business operations, and human resources for the Office of the Vice President and the Division of Student Affairs.
Prior to his arrival in Student Affairs, Mr. Kreinbring held several positions in information technology; served as project manager for Project Delta, Boston College's four-year project to leverage technology and the web to improve business operations and student services; and was a special projects manager for the executive vice president. In his current position, Mr. Kreinbring is the chief financial and human resources officer for the Division of Student Affairs; serves as liaison to the university's financial and human resources offices; manages personnel, technology, and space for the division; and represents the Office of the Vice President on university committees including the Student Organization Funding Committee (SOFC).
Mr. Kreinbring has an undergraduate degree in English from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, an M.Ed. from Northeastern University, and an M.S. in computer science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Katherine G. O'Dair, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Katherine (Katie) O'Dair, Ph.D. is the associate vice president for Student Affairs at Boston College. She is responsible for supervising the engagement area which includes Counseling Services, Offices of Graduate Student Life, Health Services, The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, and the Women’s Center. She also oversees assessment efforts within the division of student affairs, the creation of collaborative programs with academic affairs, and diversity initiatives within the division. Ms. O’Dair serves as the student affairs Title IX coordinator, overseeing the University’s sexual assault education, prevention, and response efforts.
Previously she served as associate dean for graduate student life at Boston College and an assistant dean in the division of student life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a master’s degree in student personnel and counseling from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her scholarly interests include student engagement, student learning, assessment in student affairs, and graduate student concerns. She is actively involved in the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and has served in leadership positions both regionally and nationally. She is a competitive master’s swimmer, avid runner and cyclist and serves on the volunteer leadership team for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC).
Director of Financial Planning and Services
Jonathan Hinrichs is Director of Financial Planning and Services. He is responsible for financial planning, budgeting, accounting, resource allocation, and business services for the Division of Student Affairs. Jonathan joined Boston College directly from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he managed the financial and business operations for a unit of the university. Prior to that, he worked in finance and operations in the outdoor products industry and also spent time as a cartographer with National Geographic.
Jonathan Hinrichs holds an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a B.S. from Mary Washington College.
Special Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Special Projects
Carrie Klemovitch serves as the Special Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. In her role, Carrie oversees special projects across the division and has oversight of communications and strategic planning.
Prior to joining the Division of Student Affairs, Carrie worked in University Advancement at Boston College for a number of years as a member of the School Relations team, working closely with the Carroll School of Management. Before coming back to her alma mater, Carrie served as a Class Officer in the Harvard College Fund and spent three years working at Accenture, in their financial services strategy practice.
Carrie holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, as well as a Masters in Educational Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Lisa Berasi is the Communications Specialist for the Division of Student Affairs. She is responsible for the execution of marketing strategies and communications, graphics, branding, and oversees the division’s online presence.
Previously, Lisa worked as a senior graphic designer and marketing associate for a financial services company, specializing in requests for proposal development, brand management, and the creation of print and web publications. Most recently she worked as a business development manager for a government relations firm and as a freelance graphic designer in the biotechnology, education, and financial services industries.
Lisa Berasi holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Lake Forest College, a Certificate in Graphic Design from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, and a MS.A. from Boston College.