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The Deans combine their efforts to provide students with strategies that may help them overcome obstacles. Most importantly, they refer and connect students to appropriate resources and services that may aid their progress both in and out of the classroom.
Joseph DiChristina, Dean of Campus Life & Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean DiChristina is the College’s chief student affairs officer.He is responsible for all areas of Campus Life and Student Affairs. These areas include: Athletics and Recreation, Campus Safety, Counseling and Wellness Center, Dean of Students office, Greek Life, Health Center, International Students and Scholars, Student Involvement and Leadership (S.A.I.L.), Spiritual and Religious Life, Student Accessibility Resource Center (S.A.R.C.), and The Bantam Network Residential Learning Community. Dean DiChristina has a wealth of knowledge and experience in campus life and student affairs, specifically in the areas of: the Dean of Students, Residential Life, Operations, Campus Safety and Security, and Student Activities. Before joining Trinity, he served as the Dean of Students at Allegheny College, where he was the founding Director of the award-winning Center for Experiential Learning. He also served as an Associate Dean of Students Oberlin College. Dean DiChristina earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Beloit College and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Akron.
Dr. Ann Reuman, Senior Associate Dean of Students
Dean Reuman oversees student judicial affairs relating to academic conduct, as well as the Student Accessibility Resource Center (S.A.R.C.) and the International Students and Scholars Office. In addition, she helps guide students as they navigate academic, health and wellness, and other personal challenges, referring them to the appropriate resources and services when necessary. Dean Reuman earned her B.A. from Williams College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University, where she specialized in multicultural and gender issues in American literature. At various points in her life, Dean Reuman has studied and taught in Europe and the U.K.: two years in Berlin as a child, a winter in Kochel for an intensive language program followed by a semester in Freiburg her junior year in college, and four years in Thorpe, Surrey, England (and one summer in Lugano, Switzerland) while teaching at the TASIS international school, where she additionally served as Assistant Academic Dean and College Counselor. While teaching at TASIS, Milton Academy (summers), and Tufts (while pursuing her doctorate), she also served as a residence director and educational programmer for residential life.
Robert Lukaskiewicz, Associate Dean of Students
Dean Lukaskiewicz oversees student judicial affairs relating to social conduct, including supervision and training of Trinity’s Honor Council. In addition, he oversees the Student Involvement and Leadership (S.A.I.L.) Office, Residential Learning Community Operations, and serves as a liaison for campus facilities and operations. In addition, he helps guide students as they navigate academic, health and wellness, and other personal challenges, referring them to the appropriate resources and services when necessary. A native of Massachusetts, Dean Lukaskiewicz graduated from Wilbraham and Monson Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts degree from Villanova University. While at Syracuse, he was a NCAA Division I cross country and track and field athlete. Prior to Trinity, Dean Lukaskiewicz was Dean of Students at College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont. He has also been a Director of Advising and a high school principal.
John Selders, Assistant Dean of Students
Dean Selders joined the Dean of Students office in February, 2018 but is not new to Trinity College community. Prior to moving over to the Dean of Students Office, Dean Selders was an Associate Chaplain in the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. Before coming to Trinity College, Selders spent a number of years teaching and working in nonprofit management. He’s a regarded community leader with years of experience in the social service sector. In addition, he helps guide students as they navigate academic, health and wellness, and other personal challenges, referring them to the appropriate resources and services when necessary.
Dr. Jody T. Goodman, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of The Bantam Network
Dean Goodman joined Trinity College in July, 2018. She provides oversight for the Bantam Network. In addition, she guides students as they navigate academic, health and wellness, and other personal challenges, referring them to the appropriate resources and services when necessary. Dean Goodman comes to Trinity from UMass Amherst where she served as the Director of Student Success in the College of Engineering and the Assistant Director for Leadership and Community Service in the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. She earned her B.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. at New School University, an M.Ed. from UMass Amherst, an M.S. from Northeastern University, and an Ed.D. from the University of Rochester, where she specialized in educational leadership.