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Professional Staff

Who You'll Work with in Campus Life

Each member of the Office of Campus 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 — Campus Life staff is your resource.  If you have a problem or difficulty on campus, Campus Life staff members will do their best to fix it or figure out the best person to help you.

Professional Staff

Sherrill-vertical_webJan-Mitchell Sherrill
Associate Dean of Campus Life

Sherrill oversees the Office of Campus Life to ensure that on-campus living, campus activities and the overall operations of the office are functioning well. He also supervises the Career Development Center and serves in the University's emergency on-call system.

Gieseke-vertical_webMichael Gieseke
Senior Assistant Dean of Campus Life

Gieseke manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of Campus 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.

Taylor-vertical_webNatalie Taylor
Director of Residential Co-Curricular Education

Taylor 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 Campus 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.

JW-vertical_webJW Tabacchi
Director of Judicial Affairs

Tabacchi works directly with any student who is involved with the University’s non-academic judicial system, including behavioral and public safety issues. He works across the University to resolve non-academic issues and handles all student/parent inquiries associated with the judicial system.

McGuire-vertical_webAmanda McGuire
Community Director
Living & Learning Communities

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

Richardson,MatthewMatthew Richardson
Community Director
The Sophomore Experience

Richardson 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, he oversees all programming resources for juniors and seniors living on campus. Along with supervising an assistant community director, Richardson manages the community mentors and advisors, who live in the sophomore housing area. He 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 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.

Caleb Rodgers
Assistant Coordinator of Student Involvement

The student organizations coordinator works closely with the coordinator of student activities and helps students to get clubs started on campus.

Burford-vertical_webNathalie Burford
Assistant Community Director

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

McDermott-verticalWebMichelle McDermott
Assistant Community Director

McDermott 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

McDermott-verticalWebAbby Mathieu
Special Assistant

Abby is a senior at Point Park University and oversees the day-to-day projects of the Office of Campus Life. Abby works closely with both Jan-Mitchell Sherrill, associate dean of student life, and Michael Gieseke, senior assistant dean of student life, to complete projects throughout the year. She also coordinates the housing selection process for returning residents.

McDermott-verticalWebNikki Williams
Special Assistant

Nikki is a senior at Point Park University. She serves as an assistant to the deans, helping them as needed in their day-to-day responsibilities, scheduling meetings and performing additional tasks.

McDermott-verticalWebTom Walk
Office Assistant

 

McDermott-verticalWebSara Mahmood
Office Assistant

McDermott-verticalWebPhil Echelberry
Office Assistant

McDermott-verticalWebAllix Harrington
Office Assistant

McDermott-verticalWebBri Feingold
Office Assistant

McDermott-verticalWebAvery McGee
Office Assistant