Student Life Staff

Meet the Student Life Staff

  • Mared Alicea-Westort

    Mared Alicea-Westort directs multicultural programs and provides information, referrals, and advising on internships and advocacy to all Latina students.

  • Tracey Cameron

    Tracey Cameron oversees student success initiatives; manages the operations of Harambee House (the Black cultural center); supervises programming for the campus community; and serves as a resource and advocate for students of African descent.

  • Susan Cohen

    Susan Cohen, dean of the Class of 2016 and Davis Scholars, joined the Class Deans in 1986 as dean of the Class of 1989.

  • Debra DeMeis

    Debra DeMeis oversees the Division of Student Life, which includes offices and services that foster students’ growth and development particularly in out-of-classroom activities and experiences.

  • Leah Fygetakis

    Leah Fygetakis

  • Linda Hilts

    Since March 2008, Linda Hilts has assisted the dean and associate dean of students in managing the day to day operation of the office, and she acts as a liaison to students and staff. 

  • Michelle Lepore

    Michelle Lepore partners with the dean of students to set goals for the Division of Student Life. Michelle is interested in programs that assist students in becoming engaged learners in Wellesley and beyond.

  • Anne Manning

    Anne Manning provides technical support for the Division of Student Life. Since 2005, Anne has been on the leadership team for the MyWellesley portal for entering students. She was a member of the Wellesley College Project on Social Computing.

  • S. Joanne Murray

    S. Joanne Murray is director of the Center for Work and Service and the director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, Wintersession and Internship Programs.

  • John T. O'Keefe

    John O’Keefe is dean of the Class of 2017 (A-F). In addition to working directly with students as their class dean, he is also director of Advising and Academic Support Services, and responsible for coordinating academic advising services for all Wellesley students.

  • Karen Zuffante Pabon

    Karen Zuffante Pabon has been involved in the fields of international education and immigration for more than 20 years. She provides vision and leadership in the development and implementation of programs, services, and policies that strengthen and celebrate Wellesley's intercultural community.

  • Roberta Schotka

    Roberta Schotka has extensive experience developing and directing college-level tutoring and academic support services, student retention initiatives, and first-year experience courses.

  • Karen Shih

    Karen Shih advises students of Asian descent and directs multicultural programs on campus.

  • Jennifer Stephan

    B.S., Johns Hopkins University; M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

    Jennifer Stephan is the dean of the Class of 2015. Dean Stephan came to the Class Deans' Office from the Computer Science Department at Wellesley, where she taught for 13 years.

  • Lori Tenser

    Lori Tenser serves as dean of the first-year class each year. As class dean, Dean Tenser provides guidance and support to first-year students as they make the transition into the college environment.

  • James Wice

    Jim Wice brings a breadth of knowledge to directing Wellesley's Disability Services. He manages resources and information for all members of the campus community, whether applicants, students, faculty, staff, or visitors. He is the ADA Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator for Wellesley College.


Contact Us


Office of the Dean of Students
Green Hall 344
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Linda Hilts
Executive Assistant
Tel: 781.283.2322


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