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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

Maureen Keefe

Vice President of Student Development


Ext. 7705

Jamie Glanton Costello

Associate Vice President & Dean of Students 


Ext. 7703

Lesley Shahbazian

Executive Assistant


Ext. 7711


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.

Mission Statement

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

Career Development

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 

Housing and Residence Life

TBD, Senior Director of Housing and Residence Life 

Kennedy Building - 2nd Floor, Student Development 

Public Safety

Dwayne Farley - Chief of Public Safety

Tower Building - 2nd Floor 

Student Engagement 

Laura Flynn - Senior Director of Student Engagement

Kennedy Building - 2nd Floor - Student Development Office



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