University Life

Alvernia University

University Life Division

The University Life Division is led by…
Joseph J. Cicala, Ph.D.
Vice President for University Life and Dean of Students
610.796.8211 * joe.cicala@alvernia.edu * Campus Commons, First Floor

…along with…

Karolina Dreher, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
610.796.8218 * karolina.dreher@alvernia.edu * Veronica Hall, First Floor
…whose responsibilities include Residence Life and Community Standards.  Karolina also serves as co-chair for our Thoughtful Assessment Group (TAG).

Edward Heim
Director of Public Safety
610.796.2838 * edward.heim@alvernia.edu * Student Center, Second Floor
…whose responsibilities include maintaining a safe and secure campus by protecting life, maintaining order, and safeguarding property

Claire Murphy, M.D.
Director of Health Services
610.796.8334 * claire.murpy@alvernia.edu * Veronica Hall, Lower Level
…whose responsibilities include our Health and Wellness Center, Counseling, and our health education initiative “A healthier U.” Claire also chairs our Thoughtful Assessment Group (TAG).

Abby Swatchick, M.Ed.
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities
610.568.1474 * abby.swatchick@alvernia.edu * Campus Commons, Second Floor
…whose responsibilities include Student Activities, Connection Days, New Student Orientation, Commencement, campus programming, and leadership development. Abby also is advisor to Student Government Association, which includes and represents all Alvernia's registered student organizations.

Julianne Wallace, M.A.
Director of Campus Ministry
610.796.8300 * julianne.wallace@alvernia.edu * Campus Commons, First Floor
…whose responsibiities include liturgical celebrations and other manifestations of worship and spirituality, alternative breaks, peace and social justice programmings, and our retreat program.


Also reporting to Dr. Cicala are Executive Assistant Tracy Hine and Veterans Advocate Robert Waller. Dr. Cicala serves as Alvernia’s Title IX Coordinator and is the designated first responder to complaints from students concerning discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender, disability, or race/ethnicity, in addition to his overall responsibilities.




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