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Donna Curry

Donna Curry

Interim Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students

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Kamaro Abubakar

Kamaro Abubakar

Associate Dean of Students, Community Living

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Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Kamaro joined the Dean of Student Affairs Office in June after holding positions as the Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Director of campus life, Residence Coordinator, Leadership Educator, and Assistant Resident Director. Kamaro earned his BS at the University of Vermont, his MEd at Loyola University in Chicago, and MBA from Clark University. He holds a certificate as a diversity trainer from the Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI, 2015).

Kamaro currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students. He supervises and provides strategic direction and leadership for a comprehensive residential system. Kamaro is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion, and social justice. He is committed to ensuring that all students find community and meaningful connection at Clark University.

Rebecvca Kitchell

Becca Kitchell

Associate Dean of Students

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Becca Kitchell joined Clark University in August 2020 and currently serves as the Associate Dean for Student CARE. Before coming to Clark, Becca served as the Assistant Dean of Students at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT where her primary role was overseeing the student conduct process and case management system. Becca also worked with community service, wellness education, and family programs. Prior to working in the Dean of Students Office, Becca worked in the Office of Residential Life as the Director of Residential Education.

Becca received her Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Regis College in Weston, MA (where she also attended as an undergrad), focusing her research on first-year student resilience and grit.

Becca volunteers and works with different local organizations that address food insecurity and homelessness. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family. Originally from MA, Becca is excited to be back home.

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Danielle Morgan Acosta

Danielle Morgan Acosta

Associate Dean of Students

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Danielle Morgan Acosta (she/her/hers) returned to Clark University in July 2020 and currently serves as the Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement. Previously, Danielle served as the Interim-Director of Student Engagement, Director of Student Governance & Advocacy at Florida State University, where she supported student government, the six largest identity-based student unions, the Allies & Safe Zones program, and the strategic vision and crafting of a vibrant and inclusive undergraduate student experience. Before moving to Florida, Danielle worked for Residence Life at Salem State University, supporting RHA, student leadership development, weekend programming, and the first-year experience.

Danielle received her Ph.D from Florida State University, where she conducted a phenomenological exploration of how undergraduate student leadership is influenced by divorce during childhood. Danielle received her M.Ed. from Salem State University. A two-time, first-generation Clark alum, Danielle received her B.A. in History with a concentration in Law & Society, and MAT as part of the 5th Year free program, completing her student-teaching at South High. Danielle has taught undergraduate courses in leadership and change, prepared dozens of trainings regarding leadership, inclusion, systemic change, student voice, and serves as faculty for the ACPA Emerging Leaders Institute.

Danielle is an active leader in ACPA, a professional association committed to racial justice, decolonization, and boldly transforming higher education, in which she will serve as President in 2021-2022. Originally from California, she is passionate about leadership, equity, the student experience, cooking, coffee, the ocean, exploring new places, eating local, and taking her dog on walks around Worcester.

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Lamara Burgess

Lamara J. Burgess

Director of Student Support Management

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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.

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