New to UL Committee

Purpose Statement

This committee’s efforts will help welcome all new University Life staff members to the division. Programs managed by this committee will facilitate orientation and transition into the division of University Life.  This committee plans the New to University Life orientation sessions and the newly created Patriot Partners program for those interested in connecting with a colleague in UL.  A roster of new employees will be generated and shared with all interested parties. The committee will consistently assess existing programs and look for new initiatives to compliment this foundation.


  • New to UL orientation sessions
  • Patriot Partners

Committee Members

  • Melissa Thierry, Co-Chair, Housing and Residence Life
  • Dennis Kisielewski, Co-Chair, Mason Recreation
  • Christian Barber, Housing and Residence Life
  • Jennifer DeLaRosa, Mason Recreation
  • Joseph Deluna, New Student and Family Program
  • Austin Deray, Graduate Student Life
  • Drew Devore, Mason Recreation
  • Hope Miller, Student Involvement
  • Merissa Vault, Mason Recreation
  • Amy Snyder, University Life


Interested in getting involved?
Contact Melissa Thierry,, or Amy Snyder,