Rachel Alldis

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

Rachel Alldis joined Mount Holyoke College in July 2015. She is thrilled to be serving as the assistant vice president of Student Engagement and executive director of Residential Life. Rachel earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where she also served as a peer health educator and resident assistant. This is where her love of student affairs and residential life began. Rachel pursued that love by getting her master's degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in College Student Personnel.

Rachel has since worked in Residence Life at Syracuse University, Emerson College and New York University. She most recently served as the director of Residence Life at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. At these institutions, she was able to develop her passion for community development and positive psychology.

Born in California and raised in Colorado, Rachel enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, seeing Broadway musicals and hanging out with friends in her free time. She loves working at Mount Holyoke College and being part of the vibrant community of amazing students, staff and faculty.

Areas of Expertise

The assistant vice president of Student Engagement and executive director of Residential Life oversees the Office of Residential Life, the Office of Student Involvement, Be Well, Orientation and Community Standards. This role focuses on community development and co-curricular engagement across campus. Student care and well-being are at the forefront of this position, along with policy development, crisis management, student accountability and resource support. The assistant vice president partners with many other offices on campus to ensure support for all student needs.


  • B.S., Bradley University
  • M.S., Miami University

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent Campus News

Now restored to its former glory, Mead is poised to become a place for students to build community with each other again.

Mount Holyoke College welcomes students back to the long-awaited return to fully in-person classes and community.

Mount Holyoke College held its first residential move-in since March 2020, when students were sent home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.