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Staff

 Edwin Coolbaugh

Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Housing 
email: ecoolbau@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

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.

 Ryan Grant

Senior Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing
email: rgrant@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

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. 

 Raquel Lynn Whidbee

Administrative Assistant
email: rwhidbee@holycross.edu
Office: Hogan 122
508-793-2411

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.

 

Area Coordinators (AC)

 Maria Munar 

email: mmunar@holycross.edu
508-793-2411
Alumni Hall, Carlin Hall, Remote RAs

Maria earned a B.A. in Social Work from Providence College and an M.S. from the University of Rhode Island in College Student Personnel. While at the University of Rhode Island, Maria worked for Housing and Residential Life and served as a Graduate Hall Director overseeing a first year community. Maria is passionate about student development and diversity and inclusion in higher education. Maria was born in Venezuela, but grew up in Westwood, MA. In her free time, Maria loves to explore new places, try any kind of new food, and spend a lot of time by the ocean!