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.
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
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.
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.)