Meet the Student Affairs Team

Mission Statement

The Regis College Office of Student Affairs is committed to empowering students at both the undergraduate and graduate level to grow academically, spiritually, and socially in a community that promotes service to others, universal respect, and unity through diversity in keeping with the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. In college wide collaboration, we provide numerous leadership and learning opportunities, both locally and globally.

Kara Kolomitz, Vice President, Student Affairs
Office Location: College Hall 215

Kara Kolomitz Kara Kolomitz was promoted to the position of Vice President of Student Affairs in July 2013. She previously held the position of Dean of Students. A graduate of Regis University, Colorado, she studied philosophy and went on to receive her MEd from Providence College in Rhode Island and then her CDA from Rhode Island School of Design. In 2012, Kara completed the HERS (Higher Education Resources Institute) for Women in Higher Education.

Walt Horner, Assistant Dean of Students
Office Location: College Hall 215

Walt HornerWalt Horner assumed his current role in June 2012 after joining the Regis community as Director of Special Programs in 2008. In addition to his duties as Assistant Dean of Students, he serves as a first-year seminar faculty member and teaches a course in environmental studies. Previous to his arrival at Regis, Walt worked in a variety of leadership roles with nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and Colorado. Walt holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester and earned his MBA from Northeastern University in 2003.

Laura Bertonazzi, Assistant Dean of Students/Chief Judicial Officer
Office Location: Lower Student Union Complex 126

Laura JP Bertonazzi Laura Bertonazzi assumed her current position in 2009. She joined Regis in May 2007 as director of Student Activities and Events. Laura attended Regis College as an undergraduate and went on to attain a master’s degree from Suffolk University in 2005 and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education. Prior to this position, Laura was a resident director at Regis and has also worked as an educational coordinator in the human services field. She also serves as a member of the First Year Seminar faculty.

Katelynn Shea, Associate Director of Residence Life
Office Location: Lower Student Union Complex 123

Katelynn SheaKatelynn Shea is a graduate of Regis College, class of 2008, where she earned her bachelor of arts in communication. She completed her master of science in higher education administration from Bay Path College as well. Katelynn was also a resident assistant at Regis for 3 years during her undergraduate work. With 5 years of experience working in a variety of roles in the Admission Department at Bay Path College, Mass Bay Community College and Regis College, Katelynn brings a range of experience to Student Affairs. Katelynn is the community coordinator for Angela Hall, where she will oversee the residential experience for first year students.

Kathy Ralston, Office Manager
Office Location: College Hall 215

Kathy Ralston Kathy joined the Regis team in March of 2011 as a temp hire in the Office of Student Affairs. In August of that year, she was hired full time and currently holds the position of Office Manager of Student Affairs. She assists the VP of Student Affairs along with supporting the entire staff of the Student Affairs Team. Before joining Regis, Kathy worked for 21 years at Cahners Publishing. She was the assistant to the Publisher along with supporting the publisher's sales team. While at Cahners, Kathy was responsible for maintaining and selling the classified ad sales for Purchasing Magazine.

Dianna Jones, Director of Regis Community Health Services
Office Location: Health Services, Maria Hall

Dianna_JonesDianna Jones assumed the duties of director of Health Services in 2003. She holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts University, as well as a BS and MS in nursing from Regis College. Additionally, Dianna received her doctor of nursing practice degree from Regis College in 2011. Dianna is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and a member of the nursing faculty at Regis College.

Sister Elizabeth Conway, Director of Spiritual Life
Office Location: Campus Ministry, College Hall 101

Sister Elizabeth ConwaySister Elizabeth Conway, CSJ comes to us with extensive experience as a social worker (MSW), having served as program director for New Beginnings, a residential program in Framingham for homeless adults with HIV/AIDS, along with Campus Ministry experience at Fontbonne Academy and broad ministerial experience. Moreover, she is a graduate of Regis College and the recipient of an Excellence Award from the College in 2005. Sister works half-time in Campus Ministry and half-time as a social worker for our students.

Father Paul Kilroy, Catholic Chaplain/Campus Minister
Office Location: Campus Ministry, College Hall 101

Father Paul KilroyFather Paul Kilroy joined the Office of Campus Ministry in 2007 as chaplain/campus minister. His previous experience in campus ministry was as chaplain at Northeastern University 1993-2001 as well as Salem State University in 1983. Father Paul currently resides at St. Anthony's Church in Allston. Father Paul received a BA from St. John Seminary as well as a master of divinity.

James Guaragna, Director of Orientation & Communication Management
Office Location: Lower Student Union Complex 125

James GuaragnaJames is a Regis College graduate from the Class of 2011. He has a bachelor of arts in communication with a minor in film studies. He serves as the Director of Orientation & Communication Management and is also an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams at Regis. In May 2013, he graduated with a master of science in organizational and professional communication from Regis College. James was a resident assistant for three years at Regis before stepping into the resident director role in August 2011 where he served for two years. James assumed his current role in June 2013.

Erin Wisniewski, Director of International Student Services
Office Location: St. Joseph Hall 213

Erin WisniewskiErin Wisniewski joined our team in August 2013 as the new Director of International Student Services. A New York native, Erin joins us from American International College in Springfield, MA where she served as the Director of Student Activities and worked very closely with their international student programming. In her role at Regis, Erin will facilitate our Ambassador program, along with many other new international student service initiatives. We are excited to have Erin’s wealth of knowledge on our team, and look forward to her work here at Regis.

Courtney Mulligan, Director of Disability & Accessibility Services
Office Location: College Hall 389

Courtney MulliganCourtney Mulligan joined our team in Dec. 2013 as the new Director of Student Disability and Accessibility Services. Courtney graduated from Stonehill College in 2004 with a BA in psychology, and went on to earn a master’s in public administration from Suffolk University in 2010. Having worked previously in residential life at several Boston area colleges, Courtney comes to us most recently from the Disability Law Center in Boston. In her role at Regis, Courtney will work with students with diverse abilities to ensure equal access for all.

 

The Office of Student Affairs

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781-768-7050

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