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 KolomitzKara was appointed as the Vice President of Student Affairs in 2013, and previously served as the Dean of Students. As the Dean of Students, Kara was awarded the Scott Goodnight Award by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region I for outstanding work as a Dean. A graduate of Regis University, Colorado, she studied Philosophy and went on to receive her M.Ed. from Providence College and then her CDA from Rhode Island School of Design. Kara completed the HERS Institute at Wellesley College. In May, 2016 Kara received her doctorate in educational leadership from Johnson and Wales University. Committed to education at all levels, Kara is the chairwoman of the Board of Trustees at Marion High School in Framingham, MA and serves on the Jackson Walnut Park schools PSA.

Walt Horner, Associate 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 Associate 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, Associate Dean of Students/Chief Judicial Officer
Office Location: Lower Student Union Complex 126

Laura JP BertonazziLaura Bertonazzi, EdD 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 has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of New England. Prior to this position, Laura was a resident director at Regis and also worked as an educational coordinator in the human services field. She also serves as a member of the First Year Seminar faculty and teaches courses in Law and Government. Laura is the public policy coordinator for the Massachusetts NASPA Board, has presented for NASPA and the Association of Student Conduct Administrators on matters of social media, bystander intervention and Title IX programming, crisis management, student conduct and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Kelly (Treseler) Golden
Director of Residence Life & Housing

Kelly Treseler is from Millis, MA and currently living in North Andover. She attended Boston College for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Prior to her arrival at Regis, Kelly worked as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Stonehill College. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at UMass Boston. Kelly works actively with her Community Coordinator and Resident Assistant staff to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for all within the residence life setting.

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.

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: Upper Student Union 205

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 Student Programming and Leadership

Office Location: Upper Student Union

Erin WisniewskiErin joined the Student Programming and Leadership team in June of 2015, after working as the Director of International Student Services here at Regis. A New York native, Erin's previous experience is 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 advises the Student Government Association, oversees all student clubs on campus, manages the development and execution of many of the annual Regis events, and collaborates with campus partners to provide numerous co-curricular opportunities for Regis students.

Courtney Mulligan, Director of Disability & Accessibility Services
Office Location: Lower Student Union, Suite 126

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.

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