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Meet the Student Affairs Team
Dean of Students
Kara was appointed Dean of Students in 2004 and she became a member of the Administrative Council in 2010. A graduate of Regis University, Colorado, she studied Philosophy and went on to receive her M.Ed. 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.
Kara is a member of the Board of Trustees at Marion High School in Framingham, MA and Kara was recently awarded the Scott Goodnight Award by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region I. This award is given to a dean who has demonstrated sustained professional service in student affairs work, high-level competency in administrative skills, innovative response in meeting students' varied and emerging needs, effectiveness in developing junior staff members, and leadership in community and university affairs. This award recipient must also have earned stature among and support of students, faculty, and fellow administrators on her campus and made significant contributions to the field through publications or professional involvement. Board of Trustee member Judy Lauch attended this ceremony last month in Mystic, CT, and was on hand to present Kara her award.
Assistant Dean of Students
Walt 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 Sstudents, 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.
Assistant Dean of Students/Chief Judicial Officer
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. Prior to this position, Laura was a resident director at Regis for two years and has also worked as an educational coordinator in the human services field.
Director of Student Programming and Leadership
Paul Murphy assumed his role in July of 2012. Paul attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he was president of the Student Activities Board for his junior and senior year. Previous to his arrival at Regis College he worked as a marketing coordinator for Boston Financial Data Services. Paul is currently pursuing his MBA degree from Curry College and will graduate in December of 2012.
Director of Housing
Shawn Edie has an MEd in student affairs counseling from Bridgewater State College and a BFA in art education from Manhattanville College. Shawn joined the Regis community in 2008 and comes with ten years of residence life experience. He previously worked at Bridgewater State College, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and LeMoyne College. During his undergraduate years, Shawn was a resident assistant for three years, a member of various clubs/organizations, and on the swim team.
Director of Athletics
Rob Riley joined the Regis College Athletics Department in December of 2012, becoming the college’s sixth athletic director. Rob came to Regis after spending several years working as part of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets organization. He brings over three decades of coaching and administration experience at both the intercollegiate and professional sports levels. Rob graduated with a degree in marketing from Boston College in 1978, where he was a four-year letter winner for the hockey team. He received his master’s degree in education from Long Island University in 1996.
Director of Regis Community Health Services
Dianna 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 just recently completed 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.
Director of Spiritual Life
Sister Elizabeth Conway, CSJ comes to us with extensive experience as a social worker (M.S.W), 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 will work half-time in Campus Ministry and half-time as a social worker for our students.
Coordinator of Multicultural and Community Engagement Initiatives/Protestant Chaplain
Rev. LeSette Wright joined us in 2012 as the coordinator of multicultural and community engagement initiatives/Protestant chaplain. She brings with her a wealth of experience as a public health advisor and mental health clinician, having served as the associate director for violence prevention programs at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an ordained minister with the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts and senior chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains; specializing in cultural competency, spiritual direction and engagement with communities impacted by traumatic grief and loss. Rev. LeSette holds a BA in psychology (LaSalle University), EdM in counseling psychology and guidance (Temple University), MA in bilingual/bicultural studies in Spanish (LaSalle University), and MDiv in urban ministry (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary).
Catholic Chaplain/Campus Minister
Father 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.
The Office of Student Affairs
College Hall 215