The Campus Experience, Alumni and External Communities

This working group will focus on the many dimensions, activities and facilities of campus life outside the classroom, including Belk Library, orientation, residence life, dining, athletics, alumni and parent programs (including Homecoming and Evenings for Elon), admissions, meetings of advisory boards and councils, and coordination with the Town of Elon and the City of Burlington.


  • Jeff Stein, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Randy Williams, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Fall 2020 Working Group

Subgroup membership:

  • Dan Anderson, Vice President for University Communications
  • John Barnhill, Associate Vice President for University Advancement
  • Eleanor Finger, Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Dean of Campus Life
  • Doug Purnell, Database Architect (Staff Council Representative)
  • Jeff Stein*, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Mike Ward, Deputy Director of Athletics
  • Christopher Waters, Associate Vice President of Information Technology and CIO
  • Randy Williams*, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Additional members of the subgroup:

  • Keren Rivas, Director of Publications
  • Joan Ruelle, Dean of the Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Associate Professor
  • Carrie Ryan, Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Kevin Napp, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Director of Campus Visit

Consultants to the subgroup:

  • Experiential Education Advisory Committee: Paul Miller, Assistant Provost for Academic Operations and Communications/Professor of Exercise Science with tenure
  • Advancement
    • Parent Engagement: Jozi Snowberger, Sr. Director of Parent Engagement
    • Alumni Engagement: Brian Feeley, Sr. Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
  • Campus Life
    • Athletics: Brian Dudiak, Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Management; Kyle Wills, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business and Operations
    • Residence Life: Aliana Harrison, Associate Director of Residence Life for Residential Education and Community Development
    • Orientation: Emily Krechel, Director of NSTP
    • Kernodle Center: Mary Morrison, Assistant Dean of Campus Life/Director of the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
    • Student Involvement: Janis Baughman, Assistant Dean of Student Development/Director of Student Involvement
    • Moseley Center: Michael Williams, Director of the Moseley Center
    • CODE/CREDE/GLC: Matthew Antonio Bosch, Dean of Inclusive Excellence
    • Dean of Students/Student Conduct/Student Care and Outreach: Whitney Gregory, Assistant Dean of Students
    • University Recreation and Wellness: Larry Mellinger, Director of University Recreation and Wellness
    • First Year Experience: Brandy Propst, Director of Elon 101 and Assistant Director for Academic Advising
    • Students
      • Deena Elrefai, undergraduate junior student representative, PSLAC
      • Natalie Hawkes, 1st year graduate student in the MHE Program
  • SPDC: Tom Brinkley, Executive Director of the Student Professional Development Center
  • Cultural and Special Programs: Jeff Clark, Executive Director of Cultural and Special Programs
  • Event Management: Robert Johnson, Director of Event and Space Management Physical Plant
  • External Partners—
    • Town of Elon (Police, Town Manager, Kathleen Patterson)
      • Kathleen Patterson, Downtown Development Administrator, Town of Elon
      • Kelly Blackwelder, Town of Elon Chief of Police
      • Rich Roedner, Elon Town Manager