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The Student Development Division oversees the Academic Resource Center (Academic Advisors, Success Coaches, Content Tutors, and Writing Specialists), Career Development Office (Internships, Resume Critique), College and Visiting Events (Commencement, Room/Space reservation), Counseling and Wellness, Housing and Residence Life (On-Campus Housing, Commuter Programs), Public Safety, and Student Engagement (Orientation, SGA/clubs, leadership, MAC Board, Volunteers, Veteran's).
Office Location: Kennedy Building - 2nd Floor - Room 230
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm ; Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mailing Address: Massachusetts College of Art and Design Student Development 621 Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02115
Phone: (617) 879-7700 Fax: (617) 879 - 7708
Student Development Staff
Vice President of Student Development
Jamie Glanton Costello
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
The Division of Student Development is committed to the success and balance of the whole student by empowering students to develop the confidence and skills needed to make educated decisions about their lives and to become life-long learners. We implement this philosophy through our respect and value of individuality, creativity, diversity, and integrity.
Focusing on the co-curricular experience, the Division of Student Development advances learning and success by encouraging intentional change through partnerships with students that are challenging and supportive.
Our Commitment to the Co-Curricular Learning Process
Student Development provides numerous co-curricular programs, giving students the opportunity to engage in fundamental learning experiences outside the formal setting of an academic classroom. These programs include, but are not limited to, new student orientation, student leadership, health and wellness, personal development and artistic, social and civic responsibility. To measure these rich learning opportunities, each department within Student Development has established student learning outcomes and tracks their progress in meeting these outcomes. These competencies and skills help to enhance and guide the students in their academic endeavors. Our co-curricular programs are assessed on an annual basis, the results of which are published in our annual report.
Student Development Departments
Academic Resource Center
Elizabeth Smith-Freedman, Associate Dean of ARC
Tower Building - 8th Floor - Room 811
Maryellen Schroeder, Director of Career Development
Kennedy Building - 2nd Floor - Student Development Office - Room 235
College and Visiting Events
Claudia LeClair, Director of College and Visiting Events
Design and Media Center - 1st Floor - Room 111
Counseling and Wellness
Shauna Summers, Director of Counseling and Wellness
Kennedy Building - 2nd Floor - Counseling and Wellness - Suite
TBD, Senior Director of Housing and Residence Life
Kennedy Building - 2nd Floor, Student Development
Dwayne Farley - Chief of Public Safety
Tower Building - 2nd Floor
Laura Flynn - Senior Director of Student Engagement
Kennedy Building - 2nd Floor - Student Development Office