As Director, Kris serves as the general advisor to all student organizations on campus, especially media organizations, and through this role facilitates the planning of a diverse offering of social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities. Kris supervises the overall student co-curricular program and represents student issues and concerns to other administrators.
Kris is also responsible for the Production Management of events in the Blanchard Campus Center and Chapin Auditorium, acting as the liaison between student organizations, performers, agents, and college departments in planning campus events and supervising the student Stage Crew who provide for technical needs and staffing of these events.
With the Assistant Director for Leadership, the Director advises the four Class Boards. Kris also directs the Dean of Students TABOO dialog series, Pangy Day (in collaboration with Ruby Maddox of the Center for the Environment), No Study Zone, and serves on the Orientation Steering Committee. Additionally she directs the non-credit January Intersession Program.
The recipient of the 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service, and the ACPA Outstanding Social Justice Educator, Trainer or Mentor (March 2011), Kris also served on the Multicultural Community and College Life Committee (MCCL) from 2005 through 2010, and currently serves on the Campus Crisis Intervention Team.
Kris also advises the Doing It Live student group bringing live indie bands to campus, WMHC Radio students, the Network Programming Board, and OUTreach (LGBTQQIA Student Organization).
Assistant Director of Leadership
Erin serves as advisor to all established student organizations as well as individual students seeking to start an organization on campus. She is available to assist in group organization, leadership training, conflict resolution, activity and event planning, and promotion.
The Assistant Director works most closely with the SGA, the Family and Friends Weekend Committee, and the Commuter Student Organization. Erin collaborates with the Director in the production and promotion of major campus events sponsored by The Student Programs Office and coordinates with the Weissman Center for Leadership to implement a leadership development program available to all students.
Erin joined Student Programs after working as an Area Coordinator for the Residential Life Department at Mount Holyoke College since September 2012. In the five years prior to her arrival here she has worked for Residential Life Departments at both Virginia Tech and The University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her educational background is in Human Resources and Entrepreneurship (B.S.) as well as Hospitality and Tourism Management (M.S.). At Virginia Tech, Erin served on the Residential Life Programming Committee who worked to develop an inclusive educational programming model for the department as well as advised Residence Hall Federation leader groups. While at UMass Amherst, Erin oversaw the Discovery Sciences First Year Experience Residential Community. In her free time, Erin plays for a couple of softball teams in the local area and takes time to travel outside of the country to explore new cultures and environments.
Senior Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant manages the daily operations and services of the office, including the hiring, supervision and ongoing training of the student employee Office and Blanchard Information Desk staff.
Jaime is also responsible for office purchasing and record keeping, maintaining office and Student Organization databases, office communications such as the weekly Word Out! e-newsletter, managing the Campus Center vendor program, and maintaining the office Web site. Jaime is also a core member of the Family and Friends Weekend Committee, helping to plan, coordinate and staff weekend programs. Additionally, Jaime serves on the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Committee, the Student Employment Advisory Committee, and is a former Staff Council member.
Jaime joined the Mount Holyoke College community in August 2009. Prior to her arrival, she worked in the corporate world doing marketing for two engineering firms. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Community Studies (Anthropology) from UMass Boston. When not working, Jaime can usually be found playing with her rambunctious four year-old daughter; when she actually has "free time", she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with friends, and assorted geekery - including but not limited to: fantasy & sci fi movies, TV, books, and all manner of gaming.
Currently our Event Manager mentors student event hosts in the details of event staffing and serves on our team as an on-site supervisor for some large student events. Additionally, our event manager is responsible for key planning and implementation of several of our signature all-campus events including: No Study Zone, and January Intersession social events, our Student Org Fair, the Late Night Music Sing Along, and Pangy Day.