Campus Life at Williams 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.
The Accessible Education team strives to provide appropriate, effective, and progressive accommodations for our students while shaping campus discourse around the concepts of accessibility, ability, and disability. They work with individuals on making reasonable accommodations that aid students in their educational journeys. Students can come to Accessible Education without a formal diagnosis and we can even help students obtain a formal diagnosis if they so choose. They also host programming, and have plenty of other opportunities for students to interact with the team.
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, all undergraduate student housing assignments & selection processes, data management, room key/code distribution and check-ins/check-outs, and the student storage program in collaboration with Dorm Room Movers. 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. Several members of the RLH team participate in a rotation with several members of the Dean of Students’ office to provide after-hours on-call support for residential life student leaders and Campus Safety Services.
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The Student Involvement & Events team provides advisement & support for many aspects of out-of-the-classroom experiences for students. They work closely with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), 3 Pillars student government, All-Campus Entertainment (ACE), the Williams Record, and the Yearbook, and they provide logistical support for student-initiated programming & events including advisement, temporary staffing scheduling & coordination, and risk management collaboration with campus colleagues. They facilitate and execute several annual campus-wide student programs, including the big three traditional campus programming weekends (Homecoming, Winter Carnival, Spring Fling), Eph Moments of Joy, the RSO Purple Key Fair, the RSO Jamboree, and others. They oversee Senior Class Events both during the academic year and during Senior Week just prior to commencement weekend. They are 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, and are responsible for programming at The Log as well as advising & working closely with the student management of the Goodrich Coffee Bar. They are responsible for the EMS room reservations system, both for day-to-day facilitation and overall system management with campus partners and OIT. The Area Coordinators provide assistance to the SIE team specifically with RSO advising, Senior Class Events, the big three weekends, the Yearbook, All-Campus Entertainment (ACE), and Goodrich Coffee Bar
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 three 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 Director of Accessible Education (GL Wallace), & the Financial & Administrative Manager (Ivy Campos).
As Director of Student Involvement and Events, Mike leads the department responsible for supporting and advising registered student organizations (RSOs), student government, 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 and service direction/development/assessment, and directly supervises Sam and Trevor.
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 and service direction/development/assessment, and directly supervises Heather and the four Area Coordinators.
As Director of Accessible Education, GL leads the department responsible for providing appropriate, effective, and progressive accommodations for our students while shaping campus discourse around the concepts of accessibility, ability, and disability. GL works closely with Doug on program and service direction/development/assessment, and directly supervises Katy and Jean.
As Financial & Administrative Manager, Ivy oversees Campus Life budgetary & financial paperwork & processes, manages all departmental supplies, equipment, office spaces, & Campus Life Front Desk Assistants, provides advisement & support for FAST (the funding branch of student government), and provides administrative support for Doug.