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  • Barbara LoMonacoBarbara LoMonaco

    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 233-8215; blomonaco@transy.edu

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    Barbara earned her bachelor's degree in philosophy and her master's degree and Ph.D. in anthropology from Southern Methodist University. As dean of students, she oversees implementation of university rules and policies, addresses student concerns, and seeks to promote the personal and intellectual development of students. She has been a faculty member at Transylvania since 1996.

  • Karen AndersonKaren Anderson

    Coordinator of Community Service and Civic Engagement

    CARE House
    (859) 233-8182; kanderson@transy.edu

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    Karen is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a master's degree from Kent State University. She coordinates service projects, directs the community service work/study program, advises the alternative breaks program, supervises Transylvania's AmeriCorps program, and manages the membership of the community garden. She has been on staff at Transylvania since 1994.

  • Dr. Georgeann BrownGeorgeann Stamper Brown

    Student Counselor

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 281-3633; gstamperbrown@transy.edu

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    Georgeann, a Transylvania graduate, holds a Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina. She returned to Transylvania in 2007 as clinician and director of the counseling center. Georgeann meets with students for individual therapy and provides outreach programming on campus to encourage healthy habits that promote good mental health. She can help students adjust to college life, manage stress, and tackle issues relating to time management, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, eating disorders, and grief or loss.

  • Bob BrownRobert C. Brown

    Associate Dean of Student Affairs

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 233-8889; robrown@transy.edu

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    Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University. He has worked in student affairs at Transylvania since 2001. As associate dean of student affairs, he provides oversight for residence life, student involvement and leadership, judicial affairs, community service and civic engagement, and the William T. Young Campus Center.

  • Michael D. CovertMichael D. Covert

    Associate Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Retention

    107 Old Morrison
    (859) 233-8550; mcovert@transy.edu

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    Michael is a graduate of Transylvania and holds a Master of Science degree from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He has worked in Transylvania's student affairs area since 1996. Among his responsibilities as associate dean of students and associate vice president for retention are administrative planning and execution of August term and oversight of the university's retention efforts and international student program.

  • Brenda DennisBrenda Dennis

    Student Affairs Specialist in Counseling, Health, and Wellness

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 281-3682; bdennis@transy.edu

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    Brenda has a background in nursing and social services and a bachelor's degree in housing and design from the University of Kentucky. Joining the Transylvania staff in 2010, Brenda is now responsible for coordinating disability services and counseling appointments and providing assistance for the many projects of the department of health and wellness.

  • Wilson DickinsonWilson Dickinson

    Associate Dean for Religious Life

    CARE House
    (859) 281-3691; tdickinson@transy.edu

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    Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania, a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt, and a Ph.D. in religion from Syracuse University. He works to integrate the liberal arts and religious life through spiritual development, theological reflection, and social awareness. Wilson is an advisor for student religious organizations, a chaplain for the campus community, and a liaison between the university and the various religious bodies of Central Kentucky.

  • Diane FoutDiane Fout

    Director of the Campus Center

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 233-8133; dfout@transy.edu

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    Diane holds a bachelor's degree in public relations and a master's degree in higher education from Western Kentucky University. She has worked at Transylvania since 1990. As the director of the William T. Young Campus Center, Diane is responsible for all aspects of the building and its uses as it serves the goals of student affairs.

  • Tristan FretwellTristan Fretwell

    Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing

    002 Forrer Hall
    (859) 233-8498; tfretwell@transy.edu

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    Tristan holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Asbury University and a master's in social work from the University of Kentucky. His education helped prepare him for his experience as a child protective services worker. He joined the residence life staff at Transylvania while he was working on his master's degree and is now employed full-time, overseeing and managing the residence halls and residence life staff.

  • GutshallAshley Gutshall

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Forrer Hall 004
    (859) 233-8131; agutshall@transy.edu

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    Ashley graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in English before serving for two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at Transylvania University. Following her years as a VISTA volunteer, she earned a Master of Education in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina. She returned to Transylvania in 2012 to work in residence life. She works closely with the area coordinators and also coordinates Green Dot and other interpersonal violence prevention programs.

  • Ashley Hinton-MoncerAshley Hinton-Moncer

    Director of Health and Wellness

    Beck 3022
    (859) 233-8854; ahinton@transy.edu

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    Ashley holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a master's degree in health promotion from the University of Kentucky, as well as a master's degree in public health from Eastern Kentucky University. Ashley came to Transylvania in 2002. She oversees various programs related to health and wellness, including alcohol awareness programs and the Green Dot violence prevention initiative. Ashley also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the University.

  • Rainey ClemonsRainey Mason

    Administrative Assistant, Residence Life

    Forrer Hall
    (859) 233-8131; rmason@transy.edu

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    Rainey has provided assistance to the residence life program at Transylvania since 1993, including tracking room keys, student mailboxes, and meal plan records. She is also responsible for reserving conference rooms, lobby space, and residential areas for campus events.

  • Shane McKeeShane McKee

    Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

    Campus Center
    (859) 233-8660; smckee@transy.edu

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    Shane holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Midwestern State University, a Master of Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University. He joined the Transylvania staff in 2013. Shane oversees all student organizations, Greek life, and a variety of leadership programs and initiatives.

  • Cameron MuellerCameron Mueller

    Area Coordinator

    Forrer Hall 006
    (859) 281-3539; cmueller@transy.edu

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    Cameron graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and management. After graduation, he moved to Columbia, Ky., and began working as a residence hall director for Lindsey Wilson College. In December 2012, he graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Master of Science in recreation and sport administration. Cameron joined the Transylvania team in 2013 as an area coordinator and is excited to help foster positive growth and development in the residence halls.

  • David Pascale-HagueDavid Pascale-Hague

    Part-Time Campus Counselor

    Campus Center
    (859) 281-3502; dhague@transy.edu

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    David holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky and is currently a doctoral student at UK. David has worked in university counseling centers for the last six years. While he sees clients for any type of counseling need, his specific clinical interests are in helping clients develop a positive sense of self and well-being pertaining to sexuality and gender identity.

  • Angela DossettAngela Poe

    Sustainability Director

    212 Old Morrison
    (859) 233-8278; apoe@transy.edu

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    Angela has a bachelor's degree in natural resource conservation and management from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in communication from The Ohio State University. Angela joined the Transylvania staff in 2010 and works with students, faculty, and staff to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life.

  • Brian PowersBrian Powers

    Adviser, Radio TLX

    bpowers@transy.edu

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    Brian appears on campus to advise Radio TLX, the Transylvania student webcasting station. He advises the students on matters ranging from legal copyright standards and ethical behavior to equipment and technical issues. Brian works to make sure that Transylvania's newest form of media – webcasting – conforms to the highest standards of broadcast media while remaining enjoyable for the students involved. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky, both of which he happily squanders by advising student webcasting and playing in rock bands. As well as being an attorney, a consultant, and a bassist, he also has been a multimedia designer, an adjunct college professor, a journalist, and a pizza delivery driver, and often all of the above at once. He enjoys playing music, arguing politics, and cuddling.

  • Aaron RobertsAaron Roberts

    Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 281-3501; aroberts@transy.edu

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    Aaron received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Georgetown College and a Master of Education degree in college student personnel from the University of Louisville. Aaron joined the Transylvania staff in 2012 and helps manage student organizations and coordinate Greek initiatives and judicial/standards boards. He is also helping develop a holistic leadership curriculum.

  • Jordan RobinsonJordan Robinson

    Area Coordinator

    Forrer Hall 006
    (859) 281-3528; jrobinson@transy.edu

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    Jordan graduated from Georgetown College with a Bachelor of Science in biology. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she was a PASS Coordinator with Educational Talent Search at Kentucky State University. Following her time at Kentucky State University, she worked as a residence hall coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University and supervised a staff of resident advisors. While at EKU she earned a Master of Public Health. Jordan's goal is to develop leaders who are diligent, socially-conscious, and passionate about their work. While serving as an area coordinator in residence life at Transylvania, she will supervise residence hall staff, hear judicial cases, and assist with programming development and implementation.

  • Laina SmithLaina Smith

    Campus Nurse

    Forrer Back Lobby
    (859) 233-8127; lsmith@transy.edu

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    Laina holds an associate's degree in nursing from Prince Georges Community College, a bachelor's degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, and board certification in college health nursing. Laina came to Transylvania in 1998 and works to help the Transylvania community maintain wellness through individual consultations and educational programming.

  • Kathy SusmanKathy Susman

    Student Counselor

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 233-8173; ksusman@transy.edu

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    Kathy holds a master's degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky. She came to Transylvania in 2010. With experience as a certified psychologist in private, hospital, and community mental health settings, Kathy can help students manage challenging situations that may cause them distress or anxiety.

  • GutshallSerenity Wright

    International Student Services Coordinator

    Old Morrison 107
    (859) 233-8805; swright@transy.edu

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    Serenity holds a B.A. in history with a minor in educational studies from Transylvania University, an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Kentucky, and is finishing her Ed.D., with a focus on multicultural curriculum, at UK. She has lived in Indonesia and South Africa and has traveled widely. Although she does not claim to understand all cultures or the struggles of all students, she is sensitive to issues that may be unique to international students as they adapt to college life in the U.S.

  • Tyler YoungTyler Young

    Student Media Advisor

    (859) 281-3674; tyoung@transy.edu

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    Tyler took the role of student media advisor in 2012 after two years as a newspaper reporter and three years as publications assistant at Transylvania. He advises The Rambler student newspaper, Crimson student yearbook, and Transylvanian literary magazine. When he's not at Transylvania, you can most likely find Tyler watching Reds baseball, drinking coffee, or being a struggling musician as a bass player for bands around Lexington. He graduated from Asbury University with a double major in journalism and Spanish.

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