Division of Student Life

The Division of Student Life co-creates a dynamic, engaged, and inclusive community that enriches the student experience, promotes wellness and belonging, and supports the purposeful development of every student at Mount Holyoke.

We work closely with the academic centers and our campus partners on initiatives such as Be Well, Orientation, MoZone Peer Education program, First-Gen Network, and Engage MHC as well as College traditions such as Family & Friends Weekend, Mount Holyoke Leadership & Service Awards, the Hortense Parker celebration and Pangy Day.

Departments and offices in Student Life

Programs offering students opportunities for leadership, service, and engagement, which create a vibrant and inclusive cocurricular campus life.

Includes residence hall administration and programming to support community building for students who live in the residence halls.

At Mount Holyoke, promoting “a beloved community“ by cultivating an inclusive and socially just campus environment for all is a priority.

These include medical and nursing services, pharmacy services, alcohol and drug awareness, health education, and more..

Safe, confidential, and culturally competent counseling services are available to Mount Holyoke students.

Actively supporting, protecting, and engaging with the community by the means of mutual aid, harm reduction, conflict resolution, and other best practices of safety and security.

Student Life staff

Department head(s)

Marcella Runell, Ed.D.

  • Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Staff

Rachel Alldis

  • Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Executive Director of Residential Life

Jodi Canfield, Ph.D.

  • Director of Athletics
  • Chair of Physical Education at Mount Holyoke College

Latrina L. Denson

  • Associate Dean of Students, Community and Belonging

Alicia Erwin

  • Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Strategic Operations

Elizabeth (Beth) Feeney, Ph.D.

  • Director, Counseling Service

Ju Young Hong

  • Director, Be Well

Raymond LaBarre

  • Director of Public Safety and Service

Annmarie Murdzia

  • Communications Manager

Brenda Payette

  • Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Nashalie Vazquez

  • Director of Community Standards & Housing Operations

Contact us

The student life team seeks to build and support a vibrant community at Mount Holyoke College. We are a resource for students, parents, faculty, and administrators.

Brenda Payette
  • Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students