Students Affairs: Staff Directory

Karu Kozuma

Karu Kozuma

Chief Student Affairs Officer

202-E Converse Hall

As the Chief Student Affairs Officer, Hikaru Kozuma leads a team of student affairs professionals who are committed to providing an exemplary student experience. In his role, he works with an array of departments that deliver programs and services to support students in their transition and growth at Amherst College. He is responsible for creating and implementing a college-wide vision for the engagement of students with each other, the institution, and their overall college experience by leading the following departments: the Office of Student Affairs, Residential Life, the Counseling Center, the Health Center, Health Education, Student Activities, Accessibility Services, Religious Life, Community Standards, and Case Management.

Mimi Odgers

Mimi Odgers

Asst to the Chief Student Affairs Officer & Dean of Students

202 Converse Hall

Mimi assists the Chief Student Affairs Officer and the Dean of Students in the coordination of major initiatives and events in the Office of Student Affairs.

Class Deans

Charri J. Boykin-East

Charri J. Boykin-East

Senior Associate Dean of Students

201E Converse Hall

Dean Boykin-East has special responsibilities for the Peer Tutoring Program. She is also available for general and academic counseling for the Class of 2019. Dean Boykin-East is also a member of several of the College’s committees.

Jess Caldwell-O'Keefe

Senior Associate Dean of Students & Class Dean

Converse Hall

Provides personal and academic counseling of students in the Class of 2021.

Ethan D. Clotfelter

Ethan D. Clotfelter

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies and Dean of the Class of 2020

B314 Science Center

Provides personal and academic counseling of students in the Class of 2020.

Rick A. Lopez

Rick A. Lopez

Professor of History and Environmental Studies; Dean of New Students; Chair of Latinx and Latin Amer Studies

17 Chapin Hall

Dean Lopez has special responsibilities for the personal and academic counseling of students in the Class of 2022 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, the Orientation Program, and the First-Year Seminar courses.

Christopher N. Moulton

Academic Support Coordinator

201 Converse Hall

Chris provides all aspects of administrative support for the 2019 Class Dean Charri Boykin-East and for the 2022 Class Dean Rick Lopez. 

Michelle L. Welles

Michelle L. Welles

Academic Support and Financial Coordinator

201 Converse Hall

Michelle provides all aspects of administrative support for the 2020 Class Dean Ethan Clotfelter and for the 2021 Class Dean Jess Caldwell-O'Keefe.   Michelle also facilitates all budgetary processing for both Student Affairs and Residential Life offices.

Case Management Team

Scott D. Howard

Scott D. Howard

Associate Dean of Students/Director of Case Management

202-B Converse Hall
Andy Tew

Andy Tew

Case Manager

202-A Converse Hall

Student Activities: Campus Center

Paul B. Gallegos

Paul B. Gallegos

Director of Student Activities

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.

New Student Programs

Marie Lalor

Director of New Student Programs

201 Converse Hall

Director of Residential Life

Andrea S. Cadyma

Andrea S. Cadyma

Director of Residential Life

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.

 

Counseling Center: Scott House

Jacqueline Alvarez

Jacqueline Alvarez

Assoc Dean of Students and Dir of the Counseling Center

Scott House

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.

Health Center: Keefe Health Center Building

Emily M. Jones

Emily M. Jones

Director of Student Health Services

Community Standards

Dean J. Gendron

Dean J. Gendron

Senior Associate Dean of Students

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.

Corey J. Michalos

Director of Community Standards

Zara S. DiZoglio

Zara S. DiZoglio

Administrative Assistant

Accessibility Services: 211 Converse Hall

Jodi M. Foley

Jodi M. Foley

Director of Accessibility Services

211 Converse Hall

Jodi works with students to assess, counsel, and implement academic, housing, and dining accommodations for their documented disabilities.

Chad M. LaDue

Chad M. LaDue

Director of Office of Student Affairs Finance and Operations

201 Converse Hall

Religious Life: The Cadigan Center

Staff members of the Office of Religious Life are happy to support you in your religious and spiritual exploration and practice.

Harrison A. Blum

Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

101 Cadigan Center