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Your Success is Our Priority

Meet your academic and student support team, which comprises staff from various departments who work together with one common goal in mind: your success at Clark. We offer numerous resources to help you make the most of your time on campus and beyond. Reach out to us with any questions or concerns — we would love to hear from you!

Dean of Students

If you have a question about campus life, your student experience, or anything in between, the Dean of Students Office is a great place to start. Our staff is concerned with your well-being as a person in our community of scholars. You can consult with people in this office about any aspect of life at Clark, whether personal or academic. We hope you’ll schedule a virtual visit so we can get to know you, or reach out to us by phone or email. If we can’t answer your question, we’ll direct you to who can!

Donna Curry

Donna Curry

Interim Dean of Student Affairs
Executive Senior Director, Career Connections Center

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Overseeing all of Student Affairs, it’s my job to make sure the offices come together in a way that promotes your success and engagement. Contact me anytime with your questions, concerns, or ideas!

1-508-793-7423

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Danielle Acosta

Danielle Acosta

Associate Dean of Students, Student Engagement

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I work to ensure student life out of the classroom is vibrant and comprehensive. I’d love to meet you to learn about your experience and to connect you with activities, clubs, and other resources.

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Kamaro Abubakar

Kamaro Abubakar

Associate Dean of Students

Pronouns: he/him/his

I am determined to ensure your success at Clark by providing all students with holistic residential experiences in developing future leaders and social change citizens. Let’s connect and be the change we want to see.

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Lamara Burgess

Lamara Burgess

Director of Student Support Management

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I am a direct resource for you, and invite you to reach out for academic, personal, social, or other supportive resources that may directly affect your experience at Clark or your overall well-being.

1-508-793-7423

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Becca Kitchell

Becca Kitchell

Associate Dean for Student CARE

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I’m here to support your success. I meet with faculty, staff, and students to discuss concerns that impact the college experience, and help develop action plans. I’m always available to talk to you!

1-508-793-7423

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Dean of the College

The Dean of the College Office comprises various departments that oversee the development and implementation of undergraduate academic programs and policies at Clark. Within this office is the LEEP Student Success Network — a constellation of academic advising and support staff that complements the work of faculty advisers. This comprehensive set of resources gives you the tools you need to shape your college journey and prepare for life after graduation. You can connect with advisers to discuss academic concerns; careers; volunteering; peer tutoring; applying to fellowships or scholarships; accessibility services; study abroad; and obtaining help with writing. We’re committed to helping you thrive in your academic experience and beyond. Reach out to us, we would love to hear from you.

Betsy Huang

Betsy Huang

Associate Provost and Dean of the College

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I’m responsible for developing academic programs and policies that ensure the quality of your educational experience.

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Jennifer Plante

Jennifer Plante

Associate Dean of Academic Services

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I can help you with all things academic, including questions about policies/exceptions; classes; and supports. I also oversee the Writing Center, where you can get help at any stage of the process.

1-508-793-7469

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Jessica Ahrens

Jessica Ahrens

Administrative Services Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs

I support the Dean of the College office and the offices in the LEEP Student Success Network. I also can answer questions, provide information, and connect you with the resources you need.

1-508-421-3784

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Jessica Bane Robert

Jessica Bane-Robert

Director of Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I support you in finding and applying to scholarship opportunities. I work with you on your application materials and personal statements to help you reflect on your experiences, tell your story, find your purpose, and move toward your aspirations.

1-508-963-3133

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Cheryl Bonin

Cherilyn Bonin

Director of Academic Support

Pronouns: she/her/hers

With a team of peer tutors, I’ll work with you to navigate academic challenges. We can help you with organization, time management, and study strategies, or connect you with a specific subject tutor.

1-508-793-7522

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Alissa Kramer

Alissa Briggs

Director of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Pronouns: she/her/hers

We’re here to help you through every step of the study abroad or away process, searching for the perfect opportunity for global exposure and skills, your application, and advising.

1-508-793-7534

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Kim Fisher

Kim Fisher

Assistant to the Dean of the College / Commencement Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I support the Dean of the College and can help you connect with her. I also can provide graduation information, answer questions, and direct you to the resources and members of our team who can help.

1-508-793-7671

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Ben Gardn

Ben Gardner

Associate Director of Community Engagement and Volunteering

Pronouns: he/him/his

With my team, I help students learn about Worcester and facilitate mutually beneficial connections to the Worcester community for volunteering, activism, and community-based courses and internships.

1-508-421-3785

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Tyra Lewis

Tyra Lewis

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I can help with general academic issues and academic policies and procedures, and can connect you with other offices as needed. It is my pleasure to assist and support you in your academic pursuits!

1-508-793-7468

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Tom Sawicki

Thomas Sawicki

Director of Student Accessibility Services

Pronouns: he/him/his

Our office helps students with disabilities coordinate academic and residential accommodations and other campus services. Please contact me if you have questions about the process or need assistance.

1-508-793-4368

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Evette Walters

Evette Walters

Director of Academic Advising

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I’m available to help you plan your academic program and navigate registration processes, credit evaluations and transfers, University policies, self-designed majors, adviser changes, and more.

1-508-793-7468

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Evan Wilson

Evan Wilson

Interim Director of First-Year Experience

Pronouns: he/him/his

I oversee Navigator, our First-Year Experience program. I’m happy to support you throughout your first year, and can provide you with resources as well as connect you with others on campus.

1-508-793-7587

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Career Connections Center

Advisers and coaches in the Career Connections Center can help you find a job or internship, connect with employers and alumni career professionals, work on your resume, practice your interview skills, obtain advice, research careers, and more. We want to help you explore, design, and build your career. We’re here to provide guidance as you reflect on your goals, hone your skills, and prepare for a meaningful career after college. Our advisers leverage Clark’s global network of employers and alumni to connect you with part-time, full-time, and volunteer opportunities. You can meet online with advisers one-on-one and attend virtual workshops and events.

Donna Curry

Donna Curry

Interim Dean of Student Affairs
Executive Senior Director, Career Connections Center

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I ensure students have access to people, resources, and experiences to support their career exploration and preparation. I also advise first-years about what the CCC offers, and how to get started.

1-508-793-7168

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Katie Benoit

Katie Benoit

Assistant Director of ClarkCONNECT

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I oversee ClarkCONNECT, our student-alumni networking platform, and can help you connect with alumni, navigate the student employment process, and access resources and support.

1-508-793-7307

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Julie Bolduc

Julie Bolduc

Director of Career Opportunities and Student Employment

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I oversee Career Connections Center operations and manage our on-campus student employment program. I’m happy to meet with you about how to successfully navigate your on-campus work experience.

1-508-421-3740

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Michelle Flint

Michelle Flint

Director of Career Development

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I advise social science/STEM majors and students considering them, and will help you explore careers, find internships and jobs, meet alumni, apply to grad school, secure project funding, and more.

1-508-798-4378

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Rosie Gallant

Rosie Gallant

Director of Employer Engagement

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I’ll help you gain insight by connecting you with recruiters from different organizations and alumni on ClarkCONNECT, and advising you on making the most of Handshake in your job/internship search.

1-508-793-7275

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Elizabeth Gitten

Elizabeth Gittens

Associate Director of Early Career Development

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I oversee the ClarkCONNECT Alumni Job Shadow Program and advise arts, humanities, and social sciences majors, as well as students interested in careers related to those areas.

1-508-798-4329

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Angela Harris

Angela Harris

Associate Director of Employer Engagement

I manage relationships with regional employers and organize events connecting students with potential employers and alumni. I also advise students majoring in or considering management and economics.

1-508-798-4356

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Andrea Tymeson

Andrea Tymeson

Career Connections Center Office Manager

I manage the administrative office for the Career Connections Center, which includes supervision of the ASEC lobby information desk. I can help direct you to the appropriate office for more help.

1-508-793-4327

Email Andrea