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Kemal Atkins Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Kemal Atkins Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management enrolls and retains students, and promotes success in academic, professional, and personal development. We are committed to supporting a diverse community of students to become socially responsible, take action where it matters, and make a positive difference. We provide the place where students’ lives are transformed.

Management Team

Kemal Atkins   Bio
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Young Student Center
603-358-2108
Gail Zimmerman   Bio
Associate Vice President/Dean of Students
Elliot Center
603-358-2842
Steven Goetsch  
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Elliot Center
603-358-2058
Paul Striffolino  
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Young Student Center 236

This employee list was customized for the web per request of the department and may not correspond exactly with what Human Resources has on record for this department. To report any errors/omissions, please contact ccassin@keene.edu directly.

Student Affairs Directors

Lynne Andrews  
Director of Recreational Sports
Spaulding Gymnasium 100
603-358-2815
Christine Burke   Bio
Director of Center for Health and Wellness
Elliot Center 358
603-358-2926
Kent Drake-Deese  
Associate Dean of Student and Director of Residential Life
48 Butler Court 110
603-358-2346
Jennifer Ferrell  
Director of Student Involvement
Young Student Center 352
603-358-2664
Amanda Guthorn  
Director of Campus Safety
Keddy House
603-358-2766
Pat Halloran   Bio
Director of Academic and Career Advising
Elliot Center 121b
603-358-2453
Daniel Henderson   Bio
Corporate Relations Officer
Elliot Center
603-358-2121
Casey Justice  
Director of Transitions and Parent Programs
Elliot Center
603-358-2064
Kristene Kelly   Bio
Director of Athletics
Brian Quigley   Bio
Director of the Counseling Center
Elliot Center
603-358-2438
Peggy Richmond  
Director of Admissions
Elliot Center 108A
603-358-2273
Matthew Salter  
Director of Student Conduct
Proctor House
603-358-8995
Jane Warner   Bio
Director of Disability Services
Elliot Center 141
603-358-2354

This employee list was customized for the web per request of the department and may not correspond exactly with what Human Resources has on record for this department. To report any errors/omissions, please contact ccassin@keene.edu directly.



Owl Code

Here at Keene State College, we are confident that our fellow students will act with integrity and hold each other accountable in all aspects of our college careers. The standards we have set for our community have created specific expectations. These expectations form the Owl Code.

As a Keene State Owl, I promise to…

  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Actively contribute to an inclusive community that appreciates and celebrates diversity
  • Engage in active citizenship through community involvement
  • Demonstrate leadership through my decisions and actions ”

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office serves to foster a sense of community in which students build lasting relationships based on: the principles of ethical conduct; an understanding of diversity in all of its complexity; respect for self and others; the lived values of social justice and equity; and a commitment to promoting positive change in the world. The office provides guidance and support to departments in the Division of Student Affairs that provide services to students and the institution. More about Dean of Students Office


Title IX Office

Keene State is committed to fostering a respectful and safe environment for all members of the College community. More about Title IX Office


Contact Student Affairs

Barbara Preston
Executive Assistant
Mail Stop 1503
Keene State College
Keene, NH 03435-1503
Phone: 603-358-2108