Contact Us

Hogan Campus Center, Room 229
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street; Box 4A
Worcester, MA 01610

Phone: 508-793-3487
Fax: 508-793-3643

Meet the Office of Student Involvement

Brenda Hounsell Sullivan

Brenda Hounsell Sullivan (she/her/hers)

Assistant Dean/ Director of Student Involvement

Brenda has led the Office of Student Development for the past 11 years.  Brenda has devoted her career to providing and creating vibrant outside of the classroom experiences for students through events, programs, and leadership development. She centers her work around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) efforts and the Ignatian principles of reflective habits. During her time at Holy Cross she has served as the advisor for a number of student organizations including Advocating Student Interests in Asia, the Black Student Union, the Campus Activities Board, Developing & Educating South-Asian Ideologies. Brenda received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western New England University and her Master’s of Education in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College and is currently a doctoral student at UMASS Boston’s program for Global Inclusion and Social Development. 


Patrick Rogers

Patrick Rogers (he/him/his)

Director of Orientation and Transition

Patrick manages and directs Gateways Orientation and advises all branches of the Student Government Association. Patrick is a first-generation college graduate from Providence College where he earned his undergraduate degree in social work. He continued his education at the University of Connecticut for his Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs where he worked as an academic coach for college students with disabilities as well as working in one of UConn’s five cultural centers. Patrick also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University, and spent time as a group therapist for young adults and college students at a behavioral health hospital. Patrick began working professionally at Holy Cross in 2019 as an Assistant Director for Transition and has served as a NODA Intern with Passport at Holy Cross and as an orientation intern at NC State University. When he’s not on campus working an event and spending time working with students, Patrick enjoys spending time back at home with family in southeastern Massachusetts and watching reality competition television shows.


Caitlin MacNeil

Caitlin MacNeil '13 (she/her/hers)

Associate Director for Leadership Development

Caitlin joined the Office of Student Involvement in July 2022. In her role, she oversees the training and operations of the College’s 100+ Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs). Additionally, Caitlin offers leadership trainings to student leaders across campus, including Gallup CliftonStrengths training and coaching. She is a proud alumna of the Holy Cross Class of 2013. After graduating from Holy Cross, Caitlin received her M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College in 2015. Outside of work, Caitlin spends time rooting on the Red Sox and WooSox, vacationing in Maine, and exploring with her Goldendoodle, Finnegan.


Mackenzie Drew

Mackenzie Drew (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director for Spirit Programs

Mackenzie joined the Office of Student of Involvement in July 2023. In her role, she oversees the spirit programs which consists of the cheer team, marching band, and pep band. Alongside these groups she aims to promote Holy Cross spirit across campus!  Mackenzie is a 2022 graduate of Assumption University where she earned her degree in Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, and exploring Worcester with friends! 


Mark Kubasak

Mark Kubasak '20 (he/him/his)

Assistant Director for Events

Mark serves as the advisor to the Campus Activities Board, supervises the Event Manager team, and oversees the Sader Center program where students can borrow items, games, and activities completely free of charge. He is also the OSI Liaison to Academic and Religious recognized student organizations. After graduating from Holy Cross in 2020, Mark earned his M.S. in Counselor Education in Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University in 2022. In his free time, Mark enjoys gaming with friends and watching soccer.


Yandi Pierre

Yandi Pierre '22 (she/her/hers)

Assistant Director for Media Groups

Yandi joined the Office of Student Involvement in June of 2022 after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College. She has the honor of supporting the Multicultural Student Organizations (MSOs) and the Student Media groups on campus. During her time as a student, she held leadership positions within the Black Student Union, served as a student researcher in the Psychology department, and was employed as a Student Captain in Kimball Dining Hall. In her free time, Yandi enjoys the Bridgerton series, traveling to various countries, and accomplishing her dream of becoming an OB/GYN.


Taryn Randall

Taryn Randall (she/her/hers)

Program and Events Coordinator for Student Involvement

Taryn joined the Office of Student Involvement in February 2022.  In her role she oversees the day to day operations of the office which includes the supervision of our student staff. She also  works alongside student organizations and programs to help plan and implement events, complete financial processes and provide vendor support. One of Taryn's favorite parts of her job is when students stop by the office to say hello and grab a piece of candy. 


Kelly Knutelski

Kelly Knutelski (she/her/hers)

Coordinating Assistant for the Student Government Association and Recognized Student Organizations

Kelly joined the Office of Student Involvement in January 2024. In her role, she provides logistical and administrative support to the Student Government Association and recognized student organizations. Kelly graduated from Assumption University in 2023, earning a degree in English. In her free time, she enjoys expanding her plant collection, cooking Polish food with her family, and spending time with her nephew.


Erin McKeon

Erin McKeon (she/her/hers)

Interim Holy Cross Cheer Coach

Erin McKeon joined the Office of Student Involvement in August 2023 as the Interim Head Cheer Coach. In her role, Erin provides a professional hands on experience for our cheer team. As a member of the cheer community for more than 20 years, Erin uses her own lived experience to serve as a mentor for athletes. Erin attended the University of Louisville where she cheered on both the all girl and small coed teams. In her free time Erin enjoys spending time with her dog, traveling and playing pickleball.