Dean Boykin-East has special responsibilities for the Peer Tutoring Program. She is also available for general and academic counseling for the Class of 2022. Dean Boykin-East is also a member of several of the College’s committees.
Anson D. Morse 1871 Professor of History and Professor of Environmental Studies; Dean of New Students; Chair of Latinx and Latin Amer Studies
Dean Lopez has special responsibilities for the personal and academic counseling of students in the Class of 2025 and new transfer scholars. He may be consulted on matters relating to the general and academic counseling of first-year students, college regulations and requirements, and the First-Year Seminar courses.
Michelle provides all aspects of administrative support for the 2023 Class Dean David Schneider and for the 2024 Class Dean Jess Caldwell-O'Keefe. Michelle also facilitates all budgetary processing for both Student Affairs and Residential Life offices.
Dean Gendron is responsible for assisting the Amherst College community with informal and formal conflict resolution. He collaborates closely with students, faculty, and staff to examine community standards and to provide opportunities for the redress of alleged violations of those standards in conjunction with the Committee on Discipline. Dean works closely with several groups and committees, including the Title IX Team, the Case Management Team, and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Task Force.
The Counseling Center staff provides assessment, counseling, brief psychotherapy, and referral to Amherst College students on a voluntary and confidential basis. Stop by the Counseling Center located in Scott House (directly across the street from Orr Rink), or call us at 413-542-2354 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Pronouns: she/her/hers. Hanna serves as the director of the Office of Immigration Services. Her work focuses on immigration advising, tracking and interpreting immigration policy, and maintaining compliance with the federal regulations affecting international students.
Andrea is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing, coordinating, and assessing residential programs and services, and working with students, Residence Counselors, and Assistant Directors of Residential Life to ensure that residential life at Amherst advances academic priorities, encourages both socialization and community-building, and supports students’ well-being and safety. Residence life staff are here to assist you. Both professional and student staff are available to answer any of your questions and point you in the right direction.
The Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion works directly within the Office of Student Affairs to affirm and celebrate the multiple identities of the Amherst College community. Angie works collaboratively with campus partners to examine and address issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity. She is responsible for creating and supporting initiatives that cultivate community and foster meaningful interactions across difference. Additionally, the Associate Dean oversees various student facing offices and bridges the Multicultural Resource Center, Women’s & Gender Center, Queer Resource Center, Center for International Student Engagement, and Center for Diversity & Student Leadership into the division’s strategic goals and priorities.
Eboni Rafus-Brenning is the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center which serves those who identify as people of color at Amherst College by providing a space for community building and resources to navigate institutional structures. Before returning to Western Massachusetts, Eboni served as an Upper School Teacher of English and Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA , and previously, as a Residence Director at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. While earning an MA in Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing at UMass, Amherst, Eboni served a Residence Director for the Department of Residence Education. She also worked for the Women of Color Leadership Network at the Center for Women and Community and served as the Graduate Student Senate’s Graduate Women’s Network Coordinator. Eboni lives in Holyoke with her wife, Brandice, her son, Rhys, and two rescue dogs, Stella and Jasmine.
Jxhn serves as the director of the Queer Resource Center (QRC), whose primary role on campus is to support queer* and trans students throughout their journey at Amherst (*queer is used here as an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community). Jxhn works to bring change to campus through community building, stemming from programming, queer/trans inclusivity trainings, to policy implementation and beyond. Reach out to them regarding how to navigate resources on campus, to schedule a training, ask questions concerning collaborative programming with the QRC, and/or booking the QRC space. In their free time, you can find them talking about desirability politics, affects/effects of student debt, and/or some combination of Netflixing, eating, cooking, or attempting to bake.
David Ko serves as the Director of International Student Engagement. The Center for International Student Engagement (CISE) supports students of international experience through advocacy, centralized resources, and space for community building and critical reflection. With his own personal experience of living in the U.S. as an international student, David is passionate about creating an inclusive, connected, and purposeful campus environment for international students and build bridges between international students and the larger community.
Paul is responsible for managing student facilities that include the Keefe Campus Center and the PowerHouse. Additionally he directs and manages the Student Activities Office, developing distinctive, high quality student programs and activities. Paul also provides advisement, direction, and leadership training to the Campus Activities Board (CAB), Association of Amherst Students, Budgetary Committee, WAMH Radio Station, Olio Yearbook, and more than 100 recognized student organizations.