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Professional Staff

Who You'll Work with in Student Life

Each member of the Office of Student Life professional staff is most interested in one thing — the well-being of Point Park students. 

Whether you live in one of the University residence halls or are involved in any of the wide variety of student activities and clubs, for any and all students — on campus, off campus or commuter — Student Life staff is your resource.  If you have a problem or difficulty on campus, Student Life staff members will do their best to fix it or figure out the best person to help you.

Professional Staff

 

Gieseke-vertical_webMichael Gieseke
Dean of Student Life

Gieseke manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Life, which includes campus housing, judicial affairs, student activities and alcohol and other drug education. He is highly involved with students, including co-advising the United Student Government, and serves in the University's emergency on-call system.

Evans-vertical_webJanet Evans
Assistant Dean and Director of Housing Occupancy Management

Evans places all students in their residence hall assignments and works closely with housekeeping and the physical plant departments to ensure the upkeep of the buildings. She receives all housing contracts and roommate requests and strives to ensure the best possible placement for each student.

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Amanda McGuire
Director of Student Life 

McGuire manages the community directors and assistant community directors within Point Park's Living and Learning Communities (freshmen) and The Sophomore Experience (second-year students). She oversees the training and development of the Office of Student Life housing staff, and works with other University departments, including public safety, food service and physical plant, to ensure the highest quality living experience for students in the residence halls.

Brad-Vertical_webBrad Kovalcik
Coordinator of Student Activities

Kovalchik oversees all student programming and activities on campus. He advises the Campus Activities Board, helping students plan activities on and off campus. He also works with all student organizations and clubs at Point Park.

 
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Caleb Rodgers 
Community Director
Living & Learning Communities

Rodgers oversees programming for Point Park’s Living and Learning Communities, which are freshmen residential living communities. He works closely with the freshmen living on campus  to ensure they have a happy and healthy living experience. Rodgers supervises an assistant community director and manages the community facilitators, who live on the freshmen floors. He acts as an administrator-on-duty, serving in a rotation that provides 24/7 coverage of the residence halls. 

Westby, SamanthaSamantha Westby
Community Director
The Sophomore Experience

Westby oversees programming for The Sophomore Experience (for second-year students living in the residence halls), working to help sophomore residents transition and grow as they advance within the University. Likewise, she oversees all programming resources for juniors and seniors living on campus. Along with supervising an assistant community director, Westby manages the community mentors and advisors, who live in the sophomore housing area. She acts as an administrator-on-duty, serving in a rotation that provides 24/7 coverage of the residence halls.

Gall-vertical_webToni Gall
Secretary of Housing and Occupancy Management

Gall assists the assistant dean of housing occupancy management and the Office of Campus Life staff with many housing questions and issues, such as room changes, move-in and move-out, housing contracts and deposits. Gall, along with the office assistants, is the initial face and voice of the Office of Campus Life when students and parents connect with the office.

Annie CassinAnnie Cassin
Alcohol and Other Drug Education

Through programs and events, Cassin works to educate the entire campus about alcohol and other drugs. These programs are meant to help students understand the effects alcohol and drugs can have, and to help students make appropriate decisions. Cassin works closely with the offices of student activities and judicial affairs.

 

Thomas Snee
Assistant Community Director

Snee is a graduate student working to obtain his master’s degree in higher education. He works closely with the community director for The Sophomore Experience. Snee helps to provide programming for sophomores living on campus and helps to co-supervise the community mentors. He acts as an administrator-on-duty serving in a rotation to provide 24/7 coverage of the residence halls.

Shanai Sloan 
Assistant Community Director

Sloan is a graduate student working to obtain her master’s degree in higher education. She works closely with the community director for Living and Learning Communities to provide large-scale programs for freshmen living on campus. She also helps to co-supervise the community facilitators. She acts as an administrator-on-duty serving in a rotation to provide 24/7 coverage of the residence halls.

Student Staff

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Phillip Echelberry
Office Manager 

Phillip is a senior at Point Park University and oversees the day-to-day projects of the Office of Student Life. Phillip works closely with Michael Gieseke, Dean of student life, to complete projects throughout the year. He also coordinates the housing selection process for returning residents.

OA Mike Mike Cooknick
Office Assistant

 

Alicia Green Alicia Green
Office Assistant

Clark-vertical_webMelessie Clark
Office Assistant

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Office Assistant

Emmiley Stern Emmiley Stern 
Office Assistant

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Office Assistant