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Staffing Changes at SMCM

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) has made many changes to their staffing over the past few weeks. From the Alumni Relations department to Student Affairs, members of the SMCM community should expect to see some different faces in roles than they may have seen before.

Dr. Kyle Bishop, who was formerly Executive Director of the Wellness Center, is now taking a position as Assistant Dean of Students. According to an All-Student email sent out by Dean Students of Leonard Brown Jr., Bishop “will be taking on responsibilities for Student Conduct, Deputy Title IX coordinator and various divisional tasks.”

The Administrative Organizational Chart, found in the SMCM Board of Trustees meeting minutes, shows that the assistant dean of students position runs parallel to the heads of Residence Life, Public Safety, and the Wellness Center.

According to Dean Brown’s announcement, Laurie Scherer, previously Assistant Director for Counseling Services, will assume responsibilities as Director of the Wellness Center. Stephenie Gutridge-Snode will now take over as Assistant Director of the Wellness Center.

Carolyn Curry, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, also sent an All-Student email to announce a staffing change. Kelly Schroeder, who formally was Director of Student Activities, now works as the new associate director of Alumni Relations.

Schroeder’s move comes after considerable student response to her departure from the Office of Student Activities. To read more about those student responses, please see our “Student Response to Kelly Schroeder Absence” article.

Also, according to an All-Student email from Tressa Setlak, Director of Public Safety, the college has welcomed two new full-time Public Safety staffers, Victoria Brasko as a dispatcher and Richard Deml as Public Safety Officer.

Brown and Setlak closed their emails by encouraging the community to welcome these new personnel and position changes.

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