Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Housing
Office: Hogan 122
After receiving his B.S. in sports medicine and M.S. in human services from Keene State College, Dean Coolbaugh entered the residence life field full time. He has served as a Resident Assistant, Assistant Resident Director, Family Manager, Hall Director, Area Coordinator, and recently completed four years as an Assistant Dean of Students at the College of Saint Elizabeth, before coming to Holy Cross. Dean Coolbaugh is an avid chef, a fervent marine reef aquarium enthusiast, a student of architecture, and loves sailing.
Senior Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing
Office: Hogan 122
Ryan joined Holy Cross during July of 2015 and has worked in Residence Life since becoming an RA as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing and a minor in Psychology. While at Northeastern University, Ryan earned a Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling. Ryan's career in Student Affairs has taken him across the country and to a variety of institutions including Simmons College, University of California Riverside, University of Rhode Island, and Walnut Hill School of the Arts. A proud Massachusetts native, Ryan is a huge fan of the B's, C's, Pats, and Sox. Ryan has dedicated time to fantasy sports, kayaking, sailing, and coaching the Holy Cross Men's Rugby Club.
Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing
Office: Hogan 122
Love joined Holy Cross in the summer of 2017. Love attended Villanova University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has spent most of her career in residence life, working as a Resident Assistant, Head Resident Assistant, Graduate Hall Director, Hall Director, and Assistant Director of Residence Life. These adventures have taken her across the country and back. She is passionate about student development, and hopes to bring that excitement to all of her conversations with students. Outside of Higher Education, Love has worked in a casino as a table games dealer and a pit supervisor. However, Love's claim to fame is reading over 150 books a year. Additionally, she also enjoys watching sports, seeing live music, and travelling.
Raquel Lynn Whidbee
Office: Hogan 122
Raquel started at Holy Cross in February 2016 in Kimball Dining Hall as the on-call pasta person. In May 2016 she transitioned to an administrative floater and worked in various departments here at the College. In October 2018 she was hired full-time as the Admin. for Residence Life & Housing. She received a Bachelors of Science in Art and Interior Design from Atlantic Union College, a Seventh Day Adventist Liberal Arts School, in South Lancaster, MA. Raquel is an old soul. Her favorite time periods are from 1890-1940: The Gibson Girls of the 1890s, the Flappers of the 20s -30s and Pinups from the 40s. She loves black and white movies especially, Talking Precode, ones from 1929-1934. She enjoys all types of music but is drawn to anything Celtic. She likes to read, write, paint, draw and watch NFL/college football. Raquel will be taking her second semester of Acrylic Painting at the Worcester Art Museum in January 2018.
Community Development Coordinators (CDC)
Katie Elmer is the CDC of Brooks-Mulledy Hall. Katie has a BA in Spanish from the University of Connecticut and an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Before coming to Holy Cross in summer 2017, Katie worked in career services and student conduct. Katie is originally from Milford, CT and loves going to the beach. In her free time, Katie likes reading, drinking iced tea, traveling, and looking at pictures of dogs. You can find Katie walking around campus with her small dog, Minnie, who would love to meet you!
Richelle is happy to join the Holy Cross team as the CDC of Hanselman Hall. Before coming to Holy Cross, Richelle earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Communication from Villanova University. While at Villanova, she worked in Residence Life as an RA and as a Graduate Resident Director, developed a passion for supporting and getting to know students, and became an avid fan of college basketball. Originally from Rhode Island, Richelle loves going to the beach, being outdoors (especially by the ocean!), reading, and keeping up with all the latest celebrity and entertainment news.
Gabby is new to the Holy Cross community this year and will be the CDC of Clark Hall. Gabby has a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio University, and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. During graduate school, Gabby served as a Graduate Assistant in Residence Life, and as the advisor for Loyola's Residence Hall Association. Gabby is originally from Cleveland Ohio, and is an avid Cleveland sports fan. In her spare time, Gabby enjoys watching a variety of Netflix shows, learning to bake new things, and adventuring in any city she's in.
Area Coordinators (AC)
Tim oversees Williams & Figge Halls as the Senior Area Coordinator. He joined the Office of Residence Life & Housing in 2017. With degrees in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University, Tim has worked in a variety of hospitality and student affairs roles throughout his career. After living in Washington DC, upstate New York, and southern Maine, he is happy to be back in his home state of Massachusetts. Tim's favorite things in life are baseball, family, podcasts, road trips, television, and dogs.
Amie oversees Loyola, Carlin, and Alumni Halls and joined Holy Cross in December of 2017. She is passionate about working with first-generation college students, student-athletes and students searching to find their place at Holy Cross. Amie earned both her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island as she is a native Rhode Islander. During her undergraduate career, she was a Division I student-athlete playing softball. In her free time, Amie loves trying new restaurants, drinking coffee/mochas, being outdoors and exploring new hobbies, and spending time with family and friends.
Katelyn oversees Lehy, Healy, and Wheeler Hall. Originally from Granite State, Katelyn earned her BS in Childhood Studies and Child and Family Services from Plymouth State University, her M. Ed in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College, and she is currently pursuing a Professional Doctorate in Education at Northeastern University. Katelyn is passionate about working with LGBTQ* students, first-generation students, and sophomores. When not working or studying, Katelyn is often supporting the arts (either on stage or off) and traveling the world. To date, Katelyn has visited seven countries and has seen over twenty Broadway productions.