Contact Student Life Office
Student Life Office
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Campus Center (2nd Floor)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays
After Hours Emergency:
Student Life Staff
The Student Life staff is here to help you with your questions and concerns about life on campus. The Student Life Office helps meet student needs including residence life and housing, health and safety, community involvement, and campus activities. They are closely involved with students and concerned with their well-being and safety.
Anita, a Danville native, joined the Student Life staff in 2001. She comes to Centre from a local manufacturing facility where she was a Human Resources Assistant for 16 years. One of her major responsibilities in the Student Life Office is the publication of the student handbook which is given to each student. She also publishes the yearly Centre College Directory.
Jenny is from Alpharetta, GA. She graduated from Centre in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and she joined the SLO in July of 2014. Jenny co-advises the Student Activities Council, is a part of the Campus Activities team, handles the SLO’s social media accounts and assists with student conduct procedures. While at Centre she served as a delegate on the Panhellenic Council, as well as the PHC Vice President of Recruitment. She also did research with her advisor in the Psychology department and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France in 2012.
Kendrick joined the Student Life staff in August of 2011. He oversees the Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, and numerous registered student clubs and organizations. Kendrick also supervises the Campus Center student staff along with coordinating the Campus Center facility. Kendrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bellarmine University in Louisville and his master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Kendrick is originally from Liberty, Ky.
Kiana is from Georgetown, KY, and a 2015 Centre College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in History. She joined the Student Life Office in July 2015. Kiana co-advises the executive boards of the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, and Gamma Sigma Alpha, works with the Rho Gamma team for sorority recruitment, oversees the Greek House Managers, assists in coordinating educational programming for the Greek community, works closely with the Director of Greek Life, and manages the Shuttle Service. While at Centre, Kiana served as the President of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Rho Gamma, Student Government Association representative, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, and interned at the National Archives at Philadelphia.
Sarah re-joined the Student Life Staff in 2001. She comes to Centre from Georgetown College where she was the Director of Counseling and Health Services for four years. She is a Centre graduate and worked here as co-director of Greek Life and Student Activities in 1993-1994. She received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997 from the University of Kentucky. After working as the Director of Residence Life at Centre for 13 years, she is now working with first-generation students on campus through the Grissom Scholars Program and with all students through Student Leadership opportunities.
Randy was promoted to the position of Vice President and Dean of Student Life in 2000 after serving since 1993 as Director of Residence Life and Counseling and Associate Dean of Student Life. As Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Randy continues to have an “open door” policy, which invites all students to call upon him for advice or direction here at Centre College. His philosophy for the Student Life Office is that each student deserves to have the best “outside the classroom” experience along with the best education while at Centre College. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College and a master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kentucky.
Vice President and Dean of Student Life Randy Hays receives “Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service” award at CPAK Conference
Feb. 2, 2016
Vice President and Dean of Student Life Randy Hays was recognized with the “Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service” award at the 2016 College Personnel Association of Kentucky (CPAK) Conference held on Centre College’s campus on Jan. 29.
The award commends outstanding professionals who have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. Nominees also demonstrate professional ethics, dedication and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession. More….
Matthew Klooster joined the Student Life Office in July of 2013 after serving full-time for three years as Assistant Professor of Biology at Centre. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2013. He is the director of the Bonner Scholars Program, where he mentors 60 student leaders engaged in active community service in the surrounding community. Matt also functions as advisor for all student-run community service initiatives on campus, and he continues his work as a faculty member at Centre, teaching one course per academic year.
Before coming to Centre, Klooster was a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University. His research interests are plant population and community ecology, evolutionary-ecology, symbioses, phylogeography, population genetics, genomics, and conservation of rare and endangered species. Klooster graduated cum laude from Xavier University with a B.S. in biological sciences and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of Cincinnati.
Since arriving at Centre, Klooster received a National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with Dr. Steven Miller (University of Wyoming) to study highly specialized plant-fungal symbioses. The grant has facilitated research opportunities for Centre students and provided funding for a research/teaching post-doctoral fellow.
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Staff Congress Representative (2015 — 2016)
Ricky, is from Sierra Vista, AZ and a 2014 Centre College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Financial Economics. He joined the Student Life staff in July 2015. As Community Service Coordinator, Ricky plans programming and manages service opportunities for Centre’s Bonner Scholars Program and assists in advising Centre’s student-run community service organizations. After graduating from Centre, Ricky worked in Louisville, KY as a Regional Energy Buyer for Schneider Electric before entering the Community Service Coordinator role. While at Centre, Ricky served as the president of CARE (Centre Action Reaches Everyone), studied abroad at the University of Reading in the UK, and was a Resident Assistant.
Chelsea is a 2015 Centre graduate from Louisville, KY with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As a Student Life Coordinator, Chelsea co-advises the Student Government Association, manages the Campus Center reservation system, assists in Campus Activities programming, and supervises the Campus Center student staff. While at Centre, Chelsea served as the Panhellenic Council President, was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, assisted her advisor with research in the Psychology department and studied abroad in Israel.
Alycia joined the Student Life Staff in August of 2013. She advises Centre’s ten fraternities and sororities and coordinates New Student Orientation. She is also responsible for coordinating educational and leadership programming for the Greek community and advising the executive boards of the Interfraternity Concil, Panhellenic Council, and Order of Omega. Alycia earned her bachelors degree in Psychology from DePauw University and her master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University. She is originally from Lexington, KY.
Centre Student Life Office recognized among the 2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs
Learning at Centre College is a total experience that goes beyond the classroom, with a campus environment where students can develop intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually. With these goals in mind, the College’s Student Life staff is dedicated solely to the student experience, and their work hasn’t gone unnoticed. Again this year, Centre’s Student Life Office has been recognized among the nation’s Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs, making the list for the third year in a row. More…