I am pleased to report that, at its meeting last week, the Board of Trustees, upon my nomination, appointed Pauline Dobrowski as Vice President for Student Affairs. Having worked closely with Pauline for many years, I am happy for her and have great confidence in her leadership abilities. I look forward working with her as a member of the senior leadership team.
Twice in the past, Pauline has served admirably as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, first in 2011 and again since June of this year. She comes to the position with a wealth of experience and a reputation as a professional who is committed to cross-campus collaboration, devoted to student engagement and an expert at managing complex situations. Committed to the College’s mission of educating the mind and the heart, Pauline is also strategic in her approach to thinking, planning and executing policies and initiatives. She is also the first woman to serve as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Stonehill.
Since joining the College in 2001, Pauline has assumed increased responsibility and leadership within the Student Affairs division, moving from Director of Residence Life to Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs to Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. Throughout her Stonehill career, Pauline has taken the lead on many major issues and projects. Included in these initiatives are:
- Chairing committees such as the Alcohol Task Force, the Student Culture Strategic Planning Committee and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Resource and Education (S.H.A.R.E.) Committee.
- Developing a residential program for our 250 bed residence hall and contributing to the redesign/renovation of The Hill to meet expanding student needs.
- Participating in the comprehensive review and revision of Community Standards.
- Managing and supervising the Offices of Community Standards, Counseling Services, Residence Life and Student Activities.
- Serving as Chief Disciplinary Officer for the College.
- Working with the Associate Vice President for Operations to design, purchase and take delivery of temporary housing units within a three month period in order to meet growing enrollment needs.
- Collaborating on emergency management and response challenges.
A licensed social worker, Pauline holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston College and a Master of Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work. Please join me in congratulating Pauline on her appointment as Vice President for Students Affairs.
Sincerely in Holy Cross,
(Rev.) John Denning, C.S.C.