Francy Magee arrived in February 2016 to serve as the Assistant Provost and Dean of Students. Overseeing the Division of Student Affairs, she works to bring the various units together in a common vision of excellence that promotes student success and engagement at Clark. Francy’s professional career underscores her commitment to creating programs and services, in student affairs and with institutional partners, that engender students’ learning and leadership development in the context of their positive community participation. A practitioner-scholar whose research focuses on faculty and students’ collaboration on research projects, Francy contributes to the field of higher education through leadership roles as well as presentations and papers on student learning, professional leadership development, undergraduate research, faculty careers, and teaching.
Prior to coming to Clark, Francy served as the Dean of Campus Life at New York Institute of Technology, where she was instrumental in developing policies and procedures related to campus crisis response, including Title IX, and was part of a leadership team that revitalized and transformed student life. She also served for a year as Acting Director of NYIT’s Division II athletic program. In addition, Francy has held leadership roles at Columbia University and Middlebury College. She earned her B.A. in German and communication studies from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, an M.Ed. in counseling from the University of Virginia, and her doctorate in organization and leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Francy has taught undergraduate classes in student success and psychology, master’s level classes in communication, and is currently on the faculty of the higher education doctoral program at New England College.
Originally from Virginia and most recently from New York City, where she spent 15 years, Francy is an avid ice hockey fan, hiker, arts patron, and tea drinker. A resident of Worcester with her family, she loves spending time with her dog, is a self-proclaimed cat whisperer, and decent wood-stacker.
Adam Keyes came to Clark University in August of 2014 and currently serves as Senior Associate Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Adam’s primary roles on campus are supporting students in crisis or trauma and investigating Title IX cases involving students. Adam also serves as the main analytics professional in Student Affairs, supporting enrollment data and functional budgeting in collaboration with his chairing of the University’s Data & Operational Technology Committee. Beyond that, Adam is responsible for working with incoming students and their families to help resource and guide them to their arrival each August. In addition to his official responsibilities, Adam volunteers as a staff mentor for the Clark Men’s Lacrosse team.
Originally from Spencer, Massachusetts, Adam received a B.S. in Business Administration from Fitchburg State University, where he was a four year member of the varsity football team, as well as a Master of Public Administration and a Certificate of Human Resource Management from the University of New Haven.
Adam enjoys working out, playing golf, cooking and spending quality time with his family.
Lamara J. Burgess joined Clark University in May of 2020 and currently serves as the Director of Student Support Management within the Dean of Students Office. Lamara’s primary role on campus is to connect and engage students to supportive resources on and off campus. In addition to serving as a liaison between students and support services, Lamara also meets with students directly to develop individualized success plans that help students become more engaged in and outside of the classroom.
Prior to coming to Clark, Lamara served as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Coordinator of Conflict Mediation at The College of Saint Rose, where she directed a peer mentoring program for marginalized students and allies, and held cultural events and programming for the greater campus community. She also serves as a Board Director and volunteer for Mediation Matters, a non-profit organization that helps to empower individuals and communities to manage and resolve conflicts. In addition, Lamara has held leadership positions at Siena College and served 2 years in the national AmeriCorps VISTA program. Lamara earned a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University as well as a Master of Science in Education from The College of Saint Rose, where she studied College Student Services Administration.
Originally from the Bronx, NY, and most recently from Albany, NY where she spent over 8 years, Lamara enjoys reading, playing word games, drinking tea, watching Netflix, and catching up with family and friends.