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Campus Center (2nd Floor)
601 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Student Life Staff
The Student Life Office is here to help you with any and all of your questions and concerns about life on campus.
Mark, a 2013 graduate of Centre College, joined the Student Life Office as the Community Service Coordinator for the Bonner Program. Mark serves as a liaison between community service partners, the national Bonner Foundation, and Bonner students at Centre. He assists the Bonner director to plan and facilitate yearly events including new Bonner orientation, Bonner retreat, and an end-of-year service trip. At Centre, Mark studied Anthropology and Sociology. He was an executive member and President of Diversity Student Union, the Centre Track and Field team, and a Posse scholar from Boston. Mark is originally from Ghana.
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 2014. As a Student Life Coordinator, Jenny assists with New Student Orientation, co-advises the Student Activities Council, works with the Rho Gamma team for Sorority Recruitment, is part of the Campus Activities team and handles the SLO’s social media accounts. 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.
Cody is a 2014 Centre College graduate from Louisville, KY with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. He joined the Student Life Office in July 2014. As Area Coordinator and Shuttle Coordinator, Cody helps to supervise and train the Residence Life staff and oversees the Shuttle Service. While at Centre, Cody served as the Student Government Association President, interned in the Residence Life Office, and studied abroad in Merida, Mexico (twice) and Ghana, Africa.
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.
Elizabeth, a 2013 graduate of Centre College, joined the Student Life Office in July 2013. As a Student Life Coordinator, Elizabeth manages the Campus Center reservation system, co-advises the Student Government Association, oversees the Greek House Managers, and assists in planning CC After Dark and other Campus Activities programming. While at Centre, Elizabeth studied history, was Education chair of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, worked in the Drama department’s costume shop, and was Copy Chief of the Cento. She studied abroad in Strasbourg and Hawaii. Elizabeth’s hometown is Louisville, Ky.
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.
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.
File last updated: 10/13/14
Laurie joined the Student Life staff in August of 2014 as Interim Assistant Director of Residence Life for the 2014-15 academic year. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Bryan College in Dayton, TN., and she is a PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. In her position in the Residence Life Office she assists in recruiting, training, and supervising RAs and helps oversee the programming initiatives that occur in the residence halls.
Jacob re-joined the Student Life staff in July of 2012 having previously been in the position of Area Coordinator in 2009-2010. Originally from Louisville, Ky., Jacob graduated from Centre in 2009 and completed his master’s degree in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University where he served as a Graduate Hall Director. Jacob assumes the position of Director of Residence Life in the recruitment, training, and supervision of the RA staff and in the development of the programming initiatives that occur in the residence halls.
Staff Congress Representative
2013 — 2016
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.
A 30-year veteran of the Student Life staff, Ann, a Danville native, has worked in student activities, housing, and volunteer service during her tenure at Centre. She has a bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. Ann coordinates all the housing of students on campus in the residence halls and special housing.
Staff Congress Representative
2011 — 2014