About OCL

OCL is responsible for directing and/or advising a number of College programs & services. See below for our list of services, programs, & responsibilities, and the correlating team members. For a general staff listing, click here.

  • Photo of Patricia A. Leahey-Hays
    Associate Director / Director of Residential Life & Housing
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-4625
    Photo of Heather McCarthy
    Assistant Director of Housing Operations
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-4191
    Photo of Ana Azevedo
    Housing and Residential Programs Assistant
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-2555
    Photo of Zach Cramer
    Area Coordinator
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    Photo of Lupita Paniagua
    Area Coordinator
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-2903
    Photo of Erin Stanton
    Area Coordinator
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-2904

    The Residential Life & Housing team provides regular advisement and support for the college’s residential life experience, including the selection, training, and ongoing supervision of student residential leaders and their community development & programming responsibilities, after-hours support for residential community concerns, all undergraduate student housing assignments, lotteries/draws, data management, room key/code distribution and check-ins/check-outs, and the student storage program in collaboration with Connors Brothers. Programs that fall within residential life include Life After Williams, Williams After Dark, Lyceum Dinners, Quiet Housing, Co-Op Housing, SwALE Housing, and the TAPSI Housing program.

    For the on-call Area Coordinator, dial 413-597-1419

  • Photo of Mike R. Bodnarik
    Associate Director / Director of Student Involvement & Events
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-2034
    Photo of Sam Boyden
    Assistant Director for Student Centers and Events
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-3513
    Photo of Kris L. Hoey
    Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Club Sports
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-2765
    Photo of Lauren M. Barenski
    Student Involvement and Events Assistant
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-2546

    The Student Involvement & Events team provides regular advisement & support for many aspects of out-of-the-classroom experiences for students. Kris works closely with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), 3 Pillars student government, All-Campus Entertainment (ACE), the Yearbook, Club Sports, the RSO Purple Key Fair & the RSO Jamboree. She also provides workshops on leadership development, group budget & financial management, and host/server & TIPS training. Sam is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Paresky Center & Goodrich Hall, including usage parameters and prioritization, determination of tech support & staffing needs, furnishings, and vendors. He is responsible for programming at The Log as well as advising & working closely with the student management of the Goodrich Coffee Bar. Lauren is responsible for student programming logistics, working with the senior class officers on senior class programming, and providing administrative support for Mike, Kris, and Sam.

  • Photo of Douglas Schiazza
    Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-4747
    Photo of Jim Baur
    Financial and Administrative Coordinator
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-4556
    Photo of Mike R. Bodnarik
    Associate Director / Director of Student Involvement & Events
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-2034
    Photo of Patricia A. Leahey-Hays
    Associate Director / Director of Residential Life & Housing
    Paresky Center , Rm 219
    413-597-4625

    As Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life, Doug is responsible for long-term & high level program direction/development/assessment and budget development/management for the two departments that report to him, as well as working closely with the Senior Associate Dean of Students and the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Engagement on cross-departmental programs and efforts to support undergraduate students’ co-curricular experience at Williams. Doug is a key advisor to the Dean of the College, and directly supervises the Director of Student Involvement & Events (Mike Bodnarik), the Director of Residential Life & Housing (Patty Leahey-Hays), & the Financial & Administrative Coordinator (Jim Baur/Ivy Rodriguez).

    As Director of Student Involvement and Events, Mike leads the department responsible for supporting and advising registered student organizations (RSOs), student government, club sports, student programming & events, the Paresky Center, Goodrich Hall, programming at The Log, and the campus-wide EMS room reservations system. Mike works closely with Doug on program direction/development/assessment, and directly supervises Kris, Sam, and Lauren.

    As Director of Residential Life and Housing, Patty leads the department responsible for first-year residential life, upperclass residential life, student housing, residential programming & events, student storage, and TAPSI Housing programs. Patty works closely with Doug on program direction/development/assessment, and directly supervises Heather and the four Area Coordinators.

    As Financial & Administrative Coordinator, Jim oversees OCL budgetary & financial paperwork & processes, manages all departmental supplies, equipment, office spaces, & OCL Front Desk Assistants, and provides administrative support for Doug. (Jim is our interim F&A Coordinator; Ivy Rodriguez is currently on leave.)