Get to Know Your Colonnades Neighbors

Neighborhood Leadership Team

Carley Strausser is the Community Director of Colonnades Neighborhood. Her office is located on the first floor of Kivette Hall.


Dr. Terry Tomasek is the Faculty Director of Colonnades. Dr. “T” lives in Colonnades E with her husband, Dave Tomasek. Her campus office is in Mooney but you can find her often in the T-Room located in Staley Hall.

Nina Namaste is the Faculty in Residence for the Colonnades Neighborhood. Nina lives in Colonnades and hosts programs throughout the year.

Keira Klein Anderson is the Program Assistant for the Colonnades Neighborhood, and her office is located in Kivette.

Together, Dr. Tomasek, Dr. Namaste and Julia oversee the development of the social and intellectual life of the Colonnades Neighborhood. They are the Co-Chairs for the Colonnades Neighborhood Association (CNA), a group of faculty, staff and students who work to bring together the many aspects of living and learning at Elon. Their goal is to serve the interests of the residents in the Colonnades community while planning and implementing programming that fulfills the objectives and goals of the Colonnades Neighborhood Plan. Please check out our Get Involved page for more information on connecting to the neighborhood.

Colonnades Neighborhood Association Members

  • Terry Tomasek, Faculty Director of Colonnades
  • Julia DeWitt, Interim Community Director of Colonnades
  • Nina Namaste, Faculty in Residence of Colonnades
  • Dan Reis, Teaching and Learning Technology & MakerHub Advisor
  • Jerry Waller, Belk Library
  • Kelly Harer, Office of Sustainability
  • TBD, Living Learning Assistant
  • TBD, Senior Resident Assistant Liaison

Residential Living Learning Community Faculty and Staff Advisors

Business – Colonnades D, 3rd Floor, Advisor: Catherine Parsons

Innovation – Colonnades E, 1st Floor, Advisors: Kim Phipps & Alyssa Martina

Examining Disparities in Access to Education (Examining Education) – Colonnades D, 1st floor, Advisors: Katherine Baker & Allison Bryan

Gender and Sexuality – Colonnades A, 2nd Floor, Advisors: Lauren Guilmette

Honors Floor – Colonnades C, 2nd Floor, Advisor: Jane O’Boyle

STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – Colonnades E, 2nd Floor, Advisors: Elizabeth von Briesen & Ryan Brandt

Sustainable Living – Colonnades C, 1st Floor, Advisor: Kelly Harer