- Student Affairs
- Student Programming & Leadership
- Residence Life
- Center for Ministry & Service
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Center for Student Services
- Co-Curricular Learning
- Current Students
- First-Year Experience
- Graduate Affairs
- Health Services
- Life on Campus
- Social Media
Meet the Student Affairs Team
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 and Enrollment
Office Location: College Hall 215
Kara 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, Dean of Students
Office Location: College Hall 215
Walt was appointed the Dean of Student Affairs in 2016. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Walt Horner took his BA at the University of Rochester in 1995 and his MBA from Northeastern University in 2003. Walt came to Regis in spring 2008 as the Director of Special Programs, Academic Affairs. Since arriving at Regis, Walt has contributed to the Regis community in myriad ways, as an academic advisor, First-Year Seminar instructor, leader of our co-curricular learning program, and serving as a fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program. In June 2012, he was appointed Assistant Dean of Students, and advanced to become Associate Dean of Students and co-director of First-Year Experience in 2014. Prior to his arrival at Regis, Walt served as Executive Director of the Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative (now the Outdoor Stewardship Institute), a unique service organization that provides leadership and land stewardship skills training to employees and volunteers of non-profit conservation organizations and land management agencies across the country. After serving two years as an AmeriCorps team leader immediately following his undergraduate experience, Walt co-founded and spent seven years leading the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship, a statewide AmeriCorps service program for emerging young leaders hosted by Northeastern University.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Chief Conduct Officer
Kelly started at Regis in 2014 as the Director of Residence Life. As a doctoral candidate from UMass Boston, she has a strong background in organizational development and access and equity issues in higher education. Prior to her arrival at Regis, Kelly worked as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Stonehill College. Since starting at Regis, she has worked to build the strength and capacity of the Residence Life department including overseeing the opening of our newest residence hall, the Maria Hall suites. Kelly has also worked closely with our Title IX process by developing supports for students such as the CARE Advisor program. She has taught two co-curricular courses including the RA Course, Community Leadership Development, and Hot Topics and the Art of Civic Discourse. In her new role she will oversee the student conduct system, supervise the Offices of Residence Life and Disability and Accessability services, and serve as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator.
Kathy Ralston, Office Manager
Office Location: College Hall 215
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 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 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 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 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 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.