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Tamra Bates

Director of the Office of Student Engagement

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Tamra oversees the effective development and administration of a comprehensive activities program, the efficient management of the Campus Center and event services in accordance with the OSE mission statement.

Christina Duquette

OSE Reservations Coordinator

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Christina schedules space in the facility for all Smith College users. Together with the Assistant Director for the Campus Center, she helps users navigate the schedule and room set-up process, providing our guests with space and equipment to ensure a successful program. She supervises OSE student employees.

Matthew Gawron

Assistant Director for the Campus Center

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Matthew works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to ensure the smooth implementation of programs, serves as a liaison with building and dining services, the Grécourt Bookshop, Post Office and other campus service providers supporting Campus Center program and events, supervises OSE Reservations Coordinator, custodial staff, Campus Center Managers and Service Associates.

Donna Gingras

OSE Financial & Operations Coordinator

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Donna serves as the operations and budget coordinator of the OSE. Oversees the OSE budgets and Treasurer Support Services which includes all organization and house accounts and key OSE administration functions related to organizations both in and outside of the Smith Social Network. She manages the administrative functions as they relate to operation of the office inlcuding oversight of student organization contract process; management of organization keys; payroll and Job X hiring; website management and support the work of the Director, Assistant Directors and Program Coodinator.

Sara McGuire

Assistant Director for Organization Development

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Sara works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to support organization development. She oversees organization recognition and transition and manages the engagement curriculum for organizations and student employees. Sara advises WOZQ and the Sophomore and Junior Class Cabinets. She supervises the OSE Program Coordinator and Sophomore Push and Junior Ushers for Reunion.

Melissa Trinks

OSE Program Coordinator

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Melissa works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to implement a diverse range of programs and activities. She advises the Student Event Committee (SEC). She supervises the Smith to Do program associates , the Nolen Art Lounge coordinator and the Social Media coordinators. Melissa also coordinates First Week activities and Stress Free programs.