About OSL

OSL is part of the College’s Division of Campus Life, and is responsible for directing and/or advising a number of College programs & services. See below for our list of services, programs, & responsibilities, and the correlating program team members. For a general staff listing, click here.


Departmental Leadership

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Director, Office of Student Life
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-4747
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Associate Director
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-2034

As department head, Doug is responsible for department-wide program direction/development/assessment and budget development/management, and works closely with the program teams responsible for Housing & Residential Programs, Conferences & External Events, and Student & Intra-Campus Mail. Doug directly supervises Mike, Patty, Maddy, Adrianne, Ivy, Debby, & Beth.

As department deputy head, Mike works closely with Doug on department-wide program direction/development/assessment, manages the campus-wide EMS room reservations system, and works closely with the program team responsible for Student Centers, Organizations, & Events. Mike directly supervises Kris, Sam, & Ellen.


Departmental Financial & Administrative Support

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Financial and Administrative Coordinator
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-4747

Ivy provides department-wide coordination for budgetary & financial paperwork & processes and manages all departmental supplies, equipment, office spaces, and OSL Front Desk Assistants.

The Front Desk Assistants are typically the first people you’ll see or talk to when you visit or call OSL. They act as front-office receptionists & provide support for the OSL 219 office team.

  • Kendra Brenya ’22, Dominique Burgess ’20, Yaznairy Cabrera ’20, Amelia Chen ’22, Jessica De Los Santos ’22, Argenis Herrera ’22, Elizabeth Hughes ’22, Christian Jimenez ’20, Chelsey Jordan ’21, Erika Jung ’20, Hamza Mankor ’22, Sarah Michels ’20, Keegan Noronha ’22, Faith Rodriguez ’22, Janeth Rodriguez ’20, Leah Rosenfeld ’20, Arianna Ruiz ’20, Mehr Sawant ’21, Stella Woo ’21, Evan Wright ’21


Program Team: Housing & Residential Programs

Photo of Patricia A. Leahey-Hays
Assistant Director for Residential Life and Housing
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-4625
Photo of Madeline E. Polidoro
Assistant Director for Residential Life and Housing
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-4191
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Housing and Residential Programs Assistant
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-2555

The Housing & Residential Programs staff team oversees the upperclass residential life program, including the selection, training, and ongoing supervision of the four student Residential Directors and the 33 student Housing Coordinators and their community development & programming responsibilities, as well as all student housing assignments. Patty oversees North & West Campus areas as well as the summer residential life program for students, and directly supervises Ana. Maddy oversees Central & East Campus areas. Patty and Ana oversee undergraduate student housing assignment processes throughout the academic year and the summer, including lotteries/room draws, placements, data management, and room key distribution. Programs that fall within residential life include Intramurals, Life After Williams, Williams After Dark, and Lyceum Dinners.

    • Central Campus – Casey DeLano ’21 (Agard, Brooks, Chadbourne, Doughty, Horn, Lambert, Milham, Morgan, Spencer, Susan Hopkins, West)
    • East Campus – Sarah Michels ’20  (Currier, East, Fitch, Fayerweather, Prospect)
    • North Campus – Morgan Dauk ’21 (Dodd, Goodrich, Hubbell, Lehman, Parsons, Poker Flats, Sewall, Thompson, Tyler, Tyler Annex)
    • West Campus – Gabby Martin ’21 (Bryant, Carter, Garfield, Gladden, Mark Hopkins, Perry, Wood, Woodbridge)
    • Central Campus – Aaron Stanton ’22 (Agard), Nathan Medow ’22 (Brooks), Peter Frelinghuysen ’22 (Horn), Aliya Klein ’22 (Morgan), Sarah Sutton ’21 (Spencer), Essence Perry ’22 (West)
    • East CampusRuth Cramer ’22 (Currier), Regina Fink ’22 (Currier), Kendra Brenya ’22 (East), Eric Wang ’22 (East), Carter Melnick ’22 (Fayerweather), Catherine Powell ’22 (Fayerweather), Noah Reich ’21 (Fitch), Galen Cassidy ’22 (Prospect), Makund Nair ’22 (Prospect)
    • North Campus – Kimberly Hadaway ’21 (Dodd), Grace Goodall ’22 (Goodrich + Sewall), Shane Beard ’20 (Hubbell + Parsons), Justin Gunn ’22 (Lehman), Grace Yang ’22 (Thompson), Sereena Khanal ’22 (Tyler), Hipolito Vazquez ’22 (Tyler Annex)
    • West Campus – Max Chayet ’22 (Bryant), Maye McPhail ’22 (Bryant), Daniel Levine ’22 (Carter), Aniah Price ’22 (Carter), Patrick Ottley ’22 (Garfield), Abdurahman Donka ’22 (Gladden), Ruth Laurence ’22 (Gladden), Alexis Cooper ’22 (Mark Hopkins), Lilliana Wells ’22 (Mark Hopkins), Jack Forrest ’22 (Perry), Daniel Woolfenden ’21 (Wood)

Program Team: Student Centers, Organizations, & Events

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Assistant Director for Student Centers and Events
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-3513
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Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Club Sports
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-2765
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Programming Coordinator
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-2546

The Student Centers, Organizations, & Events staff team provides regular advisement & support for many aspects of out-of-the-classroom experiences for students. Kris works closely with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), College Council, All-Campus Entertainment (ACE), the Yearbook, Williams Motorcoach, Club Sports, the RSO Purple Key Fair & the RSO Jamboree. She also provides workshops on leadership development, group budget & financial management, and host/server & TIPS training. Ellen works closely with the Senior Class Officers; coordinates the semesterly Super Stressbusters program, the annual Summer Ice Cream Social, and the annual Winter Warm-Up. She provides student event logistical support for RSOs which fall under College Council’s purview, including the hiring, training, & scheduling of event support staff. Sam is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Paresky Center & Goodrich Hall, including usage parameters and prioritization, determination of tech support & staffing needs, furnishings, and vendors. He is responsible for programming at The Log as well as advising & working closely with the student management of the Goodrich Coffee Bar.

    • A/V Technicians – Aisha Abdrashitova ’22, Nevin Bernet ’20, Jonathan Carrasco-Noriega ’20, Seynabou Diop ’21, Javier Esparza ’20, Kalina Harden ’21, Katya Khalizeva ’21, Rashad Morrison ’20, Eduardo Oliva ’22
    • Hosts/Servers/General SupportJackie Berry, Indica Blackmon, Kaitlin Cornell, Scott Duncan, Tim Duncan, Dylan Gamache, Stefan Gamache, Sue Gaskell, Kathleen Hakes, Kaela Holland, Justin McCarthy, Joan Owczarski, Kevin Pink, Tony Pisano, Christopher Plankey, Stephanie Rougeau, Beatrice Rozon, Michael Schiazza, Martha Sicilano, Domenick Tassone, Phillip Taylor, Shira Wohlberg
    • Co-PresidentsCarlos Cabrera-Lemeli ’20, Ellie Sherman ’20, Olivia Tse ’20
    • Vice PresidentsAcademic Affairs – Ruairi O’Cearuil ’20 & Haoyu Sheng ’20; Communications – Chris Mykrantz ’20; Community & Diversity – Kai Soto-Dessen ’22; Student Affairs – Tristan Whalen ’22; Student Organizations – Will Howie ’20
    • TreasurerJamie Vaccaro ’21
    • ParliamentarianLance Ledet ’21
    • Co-PresidentsGursajan Gill ’21 & Emily Zheng ’20
    • SecretaryAshley Xu ’22
    • TreasurerPeter Zhao ’21
    • TraditionsFiona Keller ’21 & Peter Knowlton ’21
    • General EntertainmentNoah Savage ’21 & George Yacoub ’21
    • ConcertsEmma Neil ’22 & Phillip Pyle ’22
    • StressbustersKelly Marin ’22 & Tristan Wille ’22
    • MarketingKarmen Liang ’21 & Sophia Shin ’21
    • PresidentsDrew Cohen ’20, Breelyn Karno ’20, Theo Kwapong ’20
    • Vice PresidentsDominique Burgess ’20, Justin Kugel ’20
    • SecretariesNatalie Albright ’20, Jane Petersen ’20
    • TreasurerSpencer Carrillo ’20
    • Event Coordinators / Future Reunion ChairsSarah Kelly ’20, Ruairi O’Cearuil ’20, Daiana Takashima ’20
    • Managers – Phoebe Bloom ’20, Janelle Gowgiel ’20, Masa Peterson ’20, Adriana Roman ’20, Max Stein ’21
    • Baristas – Ally Alvarez ’20, Elsa Bjornlund ’20, AJ Chabot ’21, Angela Chen ’23, Amina Diop ’21, Lydia Duan ’21, Kaiz Esmail ’23, Aleh Flores ’21, Georgia Ganser ’22, Erika Garcia ’20, Hannah Goldstein ’20, Sophie Soldstein ’23, Fernanda Gonzalez ’22, Lev Gordon ’20, Ele Grenfell ’23, Rhea Jiang ’20, Niko John ’23, Grace Kim ’23, Alana Lopez Barro Rivera ’23, Ginya Marr ’21, Gavin McGough ’22, Adna Mohamed ’22, SJ O’Connor ’22, Ibby Ouweleen ’21, Phillip Pyle ’22, Sophia Sonnenfeldt ’22, Emma Ticknor ’20, Jamie Vaccaro ’21, Alice Wessterman ’21, Cris Young ’22
    • Log Trivia Host – Negasi Haskins ’20
    • Motorcoach Executive DirectorHailey Han ’22
    • Yearbook StaffJadon Cooper ’22, Ava Otoadese ’22, Cassidy Pawul ’22

Program Team: Conferences & External Events

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Assistant Director for Conferences & External Events
Paresky Center , Rm 202
413-597-2592
Photo of Madeline E. Polidoro
Assistant Director for Residential Life and Housing
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-4191
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Assistant Director for Student Centers and Events
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-3513
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Mail and Storage Assistant
Paresky-Mail Room
413-597-4518
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Programming Coordinator
Paresky Center , Rm 219
413-597-2546

The Conferences & External Events staff team manages the Conferences program, working closely with clients and campus partners to execute camps and conferences on the Williams campus during the summer period. They are also the starting point for anyone proposing a non-Williams event or program to take place on campus property at any time of the year, including weddings. Adrianne is the sole year-round staff member focused on this area, managing all contracts, inquiries, financials, & negotiations with campus partners; the rest of the team plus two students join her from June-August to provide front-line logistical & programmatic support.


Program Team: Student & Intra-Campus Mail Services

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Mail Operations Coordinator
Paresky-Mail Room
413-597-2150
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Mail Clerk
Paresky-Mail Room
413-597-2150
Photo of Debora R. Azevedo
Mail and Storage Assistant
Paresky-Mail Room
413-597-4518
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Intra-Campus Mail Coordinator
Paresky-Mail Room
413-597-4324

The Student & Intra-Campus Mail Services staff team manages student mail services, which includes first class mail receiving & distribution to student mailboxes, package receiving & distribution to students, and all correlating data management for box assignments and package notifications to students. Debby directly supervises Debora & Jessy, and is the lead for student mail & packages, with Debora, Jessy, and the Mail Clerk Assistants providing support. Beth is the lead for intra-campus mail, and provides daily service between campus offices/departments and delivers departmental print jobs on behalf of Auxiliary Services.

  • Zeynep Akgundogdu ’22, Gina Al-Karabliech ’22, Arselyne Chery ’21, Olivia Dulaney ’21, Isaac Freitas-Eagan ’22, Hafidh Hassan ’20, Mori Ladu ’20, Manual Matos ’21, Henry McGrew ’21, Tony Pisano, Mauro Renteria ’20, Shira Wohlberg