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Student Development and Campus Activities Office  
861 Bedford Road Kessel Student Center, Suite 229
Pleasantville NY 10570
(914) 773-3767 - Office
(914) 773-3160 - Fax Office
Email: SDCA@pace.edu

 

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 Rachel Carpenter

 Director of Student Development & Campus Activities

 rcarpenter@pace.edu


Rachel joined the SDCA staff in early June 2010 from the University of Evansville in Indiana.  She brings 8 years of professional field work experience in areas of residence life, study abroad, student activities, volunteer services, and leadership.  She oversees the numerous office functions focusing on student development and supporting students as they create their own campus culture. Growing up in a naval family, Rachel spent most of her life living overseas.  This lifestyle continued with multiple study abroad programs in England, Japan, and Russia.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville in International Studies/Japanese and a Master of Science in Public Services Administration.  Professionally, her background includes Residence Life, Dean of Students for a study abroad campus in England, and Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Student Engagement.  Rachel is a member of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), NASPA, and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).  On a personal note, Rachel enjoys spending her time outdoors, camping, reading, travelling, karaoke, and anything to do with animals.

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."  - Jack Welch

 

 Shawn Livingston

 Associate Director of Student Development & Campus Activities

 slivingston@pace.edu 

 

Shawn joined SDCA as the Assistant Director for Campus Activities in January 2006.  As a graduate of SUNY New Paltz, ’05, having studied Education and as a graduate of Pace in ’10 with a degree in Public Administration, Shawn recognizes and celebrates the opportunities for higher education.  As the current Associate Director for Student Development & Campus Activities Shawn works with other collegial departments to enhance the core mission of the student learning experience outside the classroom.  Shawn is an member of the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), National Association for Student Personal Administration (NASPA) and is presenting at the Spring NCSL National Conference. While away from work- Shawn enjoys home life with his wife Megan, playing volleyball with many friends and spending time with family. 

In the end, people will respect you more for who you are than who they want you to be.

 

 Robert-Thomas Jones

 Assistant Director of Greek Life/Student Development & Campus Activities

 rjones@pace.edu 
 

Robert-Thomas Jones serves as the Assistant Director of Greek Life, Student Development and Campus Activities.  He primarily oversees the 20 fraternities and sororities at Pace University- Pleasantville. Additionally, he coordinates leadership development and advises the Commuter Advisory Board within SDCA.  Robert-Thomas graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2006. After completing an internship the summer after graduation with the Office of First Year Experience at the University of Arkansas, he received a Masters of Science in College Student Personnel from Miami University (Oxford, OH) in 2008. During his time at Miami, Robert-Thomas served as a residence director, academic advisor, and Greek Life advisor. After receiving his Masters degree, Robert-Thomas moved to Texas where he worked professionally in Greek Life for 2 years.   In his spare time, Robert-Thomas enjoys singing, talking on the phone, and spending quality time with family and friends.

It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success. – George Washington Carver

 

 Niki Fjeldal

 Assistant Director of Student Development & Campus Activities

 nfjeldal@pace.edu


Niki Fjeldal serves as the Assistant Director of Student Development and Campus Activities.  She primarily serves as an advisor to student organizations at Pace University- Pleasantville. Additionally, she coordinates a number of programming initiatives including Welcome Week, Homecoming and Senior Week.  Niki graduated from State University of New York College at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communications.  After working in Orientation and First-Year Programs for a year, she pursued a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College.  After receiving her Master’s degree, Niki moved to Georgia where she worked professionally in Orientation and First-Year Programs for 2 years.   In her spare time, Niki enjoys traveling, trying new things and spending quality time with friends and family.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.- Franklin D. Roosevel

 

 Caity Kirschbaum

 Coordinator of Student Development & Campus Activities

 ckirschbaum@pace.edu



Caity is a proud alumna of Pace University class of 2010.  As an undergraduate student of Pace, she was a commuter student who worked in the SDCA office to stay active as a student on campus. She is also continuing her education and love for Media & Communications in the newly created Masters Program. Caity loves to travel, being creative and innovative and is excited when working on new projects. In her personal time she acts as an ambassador to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Her entire office is covered in great and inspirational quotes as she enjoys finding quotes that give her students and office visitors a "boost".  Caity always looks forward to working with students on new ideas, increasing social media, and assisting with programs.  

 

 Sister Susan Becker 

 Coordinator of the Center for Spiritual Development

 sbecker_tmp@pace.edu


Susan Becker is a Sister of the Divine Compassion, headquartered in White Plains, and is currently the co-director of the Divine Compassion Spirituality Center, also in White Plains.  Her professional background includes elementary, high school, and college - level teaching, spritual direction, and administration of not -for -profit agencies. Susan is a licensed clinical social worker and maintains a small private practice in Westchester County.   

 


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Last updated: Spring 2014