Residential Life and Housing

Professional Staff

Assistant Dean for Campus Life

Tim St. John housing - Clark University

Tim St. John
tstjohn@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Tim St. John joined the Clark community in December 2013 and currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Campus Life. In his role, Tim oversees both Student Leadership and Programming and Residential Life and Housing. Tim’s primary roles are ensuring a campus life experiences full of engagement opportunities for students, overseeing all new student orientation programs, serving as a chair for the Sexual Offense Hearing Board, and working to support all students in their success at Clark. Tim also advises the Clark Undergraduate Student Council. Professionally, Tim serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Association of College Unions International’s Region VIII Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Clark, Tim was Associate Director for Student Involvement & New Student programs at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Tim received his M.S. in Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology from Northeastern University and his B.S. in Sport Management from the University of New England.

Tim is originally from Leominster, MA where he lives with his family now. He is an avid Boston sports fan who also enjoys running, reading, and spending time with family.


Director of Campus Life for Residential Life & Housing

Kate Cassidy housing - Clark University
Kate Cassidy
kcassidy@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Kate Cassidy started working at Clark in 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Campus Life for Residential Life & Housing.  The Director of Campus Life for Residential Life & Housing provides the overall supervision and direction for Residential Life and Housing as well as overseeing the University response to code of conduct violations for graduate and undergraduate students. This position directly supervises the four professional Hall Directors in efforts to direct both strategic long term initiatives and the operational requirements of the residential experience. This position also serves as a vital member of the community in regards to on-call response, retention management, student resource allocation and the overall wellness of students as they matriculate to success.Kate received her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, and her M.S. from The University of Rhode Island.  In her spare time, Kate enjoys climbing rocks both indoors and outdoors, hiking, reading, trying new recipes in the kitchen, and crafting.


Assistant Director-Campus Life

Kamaro Abubakar housing - Clark University
Kamaro Abubakar
kabubakar@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Kamaro Abubakar joined Clark University in 2016 and currently serves as an Assistant Director for Campus Life. In this role, Kamaro develops and implements leadership development training for Clark University campus leaders and students as well as serve as the program coordinator for all the cultural clubs on campus. He leads and provides Social Justice Programs for professional staff, student leaders, and the overall student body. Kamaro manages and designs a social media and marketing approach for all of campus life as well as manages the Hall Governance Program. He serves as a conduct and judicial hearing officer and serves on a campus wide professional staff duty rotation. His responsibilities include student staff recruitment and training. Prior to being at Clark University, Kamaro worked at the State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College as a Residence Hall Coordinator and served as the Chair of the Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Kamaro served as a leadership educator at Roosevelt University in Chicago where he oversaw undergraduate student leadership programs. Kamaro is originally from Ghana, West Africa and loves soccer. He received his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University in Chicago and his B.S. from the University of Vermont. He received his certification from the Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI) in 2015.

Hall Directors

Hall Directors are professional staff members living in the residence halls. Hall Directors are committed to the growth and development of residential college students, living in their respected areas. Hall Directors supervise the RA staffs within their area, as well as advise residents concerning personal and/or academic concerns, promote hall programs and activities, advise their hall council and manage many aspects of residence hall life within their specific Hall or residential center.


Saly El Dayaa housing - Clark University
Saly El Dayaa
Hall Director & First Year Experience Coordinator
Bullock & Blackstone Halls
seldayaa@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Saly El Dayaa joined the Clark community in March 2017 as a Hall Director and First Year Experience Coordinator. As a Hall Director, she supervises and supports the Resident Advisors within her area, advises and encourages residents with personal and academic concerns, promotes community life, programs, and events, and oversees and manages the day-to-day development and operations of 400 first-year and upper-class students. In addition, Saly serves as a University Hearing Officer to conduct student disciplinary proceedings and works with the Assistant Dean of Campus Life, the Director of Campus Life, and the Assistant Director of Campus Life regarding housing and campus living.

As a First Year Experience Coordinator, she initiates and implements programming geared toward the engagement of first year students, specifically creating and managing involvement opportunities for students such as orientation social activities, marketing efforts, club fairs, and information sessions.

Saly grew up in Norwood, MA, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UMass Boston, and her master’s degree in advertising from Boston University. She loves to travel, read, hike, experience new things (especially cultures, food, and always desserts), and go on adventures.

Joe Barbagallo housing - Clark University
Joe Barbagallo
Hall Director & Housing Operations Coordinator
Dana, Hughes & Maywood Halls
jbarbagallo@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Joe Barbagallo joined the Clark University team in August 2017 as a Hall Director & Housing Operations Coordinator. Hall Director, Joe supervises a staff of Resident Advisors and he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and development of 400 first-year and upper-class students. Joe supports his residents and advises them concerning personal and academic issues, and also advises the hall councils in his area. In his role as Housing Operations Coordinator, Joe assists with various housing operations such as hall openings, hall closings, key management, room assignments, and the management of online housing portals. Joe grew up and Mayndard, MA and graduate from Rhode Island College with his Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in coaching. Joe's interests unclude ultimate frisbee, golf, video games, Batman and Star Wars.

Carian Diaz - Clark University
Carian Diaz
Hall Director & Student Activities Coordinator
Johnson Sanford Center & Dodd Hall
cdiaz@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Carian Diaz joined the RLH team in August of 2017 as the Hall Director for the Johnson Sanford Center and Dodd Hall. Carian grew up in Orlando FL and received both a bachelors and masters from the University of Massachusetts Boston.  She loves to color and start DIY projects!  A fun fact about Carian is that she loves coffee and making all sorts of fun flavors of coffee from home. 

Kate Cassidy housing - Clark University
Demitrius Evans
Hall Director & Multicultural Engagement Coordinator
Wright Hall & RLH Houses
deevans@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Demitrius Evans is Wright Hall's premier Hall Director.  Demitrius comes from the midwest, specifically Chicago, Illinois and received a bachelor's degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Women's Studies and Public policy.  Demitrius finished a Master's degree in College Student Personnel at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale shortly after.  Demitrius attended the 44th president's 1st inaugural parade as a junior in High School.  She likes to completely consume reality television, music videos, think pieces, and anything Rihanna, Solange, and Beyoncé!

Office Manager

Taylor Anderson - Clark University
Taylor Anderson
taanderson@clarku.edu
Telephone: (508) 793-7453

Taylor Anderson started working at Clark in July 2017 and serves as the Office Manager in Residential Life and Housing. In her role, Taylor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the RLH office and supervision of student office assistants. As Office Manager, she also helps students schedule meetings with the professional staff in Residential Life, assists students with any housing questions, and provides resources to the students and families of Clark. Before coming to Clark, Taylor was a Resident Director at McKendree University in Illinois. Taylor grew up in Minnesota and received her B.S. from Winona State University. She enjoys baking, yoga, and exploring new places.