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Student Life Staff

  • Michael D. CovertMichael D. Covert

    Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

    107 Old Morrison
    (859) 233-8215; mcovert@transy.edu


    Michael is a graduate of Transylvania and holds a Master of Science degree from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He has worked in Transylvania's student affairs area since 1996.

  • Natasha BeginNatasha Begin

    Coordinator for Civic Engagement and Coummunity Service

    Bld. 439
    (859) 281-8182; nbegin@transy.edu


    Natasha hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Saint Anselm College and a Master's of Education degree from Lewis and Clark Graduate School. Natasha has worked in student affairs since 2010 and recently joined the Transylvania community in November of 2014. As Coordinator for Civic Engagement and Community Service, she is charged with creating community partnerships with non-profit organizations here in Lexington. These partnerships then serve as sites for students to engage meaningfully within the community through direct service and engaged learning. Natasha works closely with students, staff, faculty to build sustained and mutually-beneficial partnerships within Lexington and Kentucky at large.

  • Dr. Georgeann BrownGeorgeann Stamper Brown

    Student Counselor

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 281-3633; gstamperbrown@transy.edu


    Georgeann, a Transylvania graduate, holds a Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina. She returned to Transylvania in 2007 as clinician and director of the counseling center. Georgeann meets with students for individual therapy and provides outreach programming on campus to encourage healthy habits that promote good mental health. She can help students adjust to college life, manage stress, and tackle issues relating to time management, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, eating disorders, and grief or loss.

  • Bob BrownRobert C. Brown

    Associate Dean of Student Affairs

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 233-8889; robrown@transy.edu


    Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University. He has worked in student affairs at Transylvania since 2001. As associate dean of student affairs, he provides oversight for residence life, student involvement and leadership, judicial affairs, community service and civic engagement, and the William T. Young Campus Center.

  • Regina ChandaRegina Chanda

    Campus Counselor

    (859) 281-3682; rchanda@transy.edu


    Regina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in mental health from the University of Kentucky. She joined Transylvania in 2014 and has a background in working in the community mental health setting. Regina can help students in dealing with depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, eating disorders, trauma, substance use issues, and managing stress due to adjustment to college life.

  • Brenda DennisBrenda Dennis

    Disability Services Coordinator

    Old Morrison 211
    (859) 233-8502; bdennis@transy.edu


    Brenda has a background in nursing and social services and a bachelor’s degree in housing and design from the University of Kentucky. She has additional professional development focused on progressive disability service delivery in higher education through the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD). Joining the Transylvania staff in 2010, Brenda now serves as the primary campus resource and support for students with physical, learning and psychiatric disabilities.

  • Wilson DickinsonWilson Dickinson

    Associate Dean for Religious Life

    CARE House
    (859) 281-3691; tdickinson@transy.edu


    Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania, a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt, and a Ph.D. in religion from Syracuse University. He works to integrate the liberal arts and religious life through spiritual development, theological reflection, and social awareness. Wilson is an advisor for student religious organizations, a chaplain for the campus community, and a liaison between the university and the various religious bodies of Central Kentucky.

  • Diane FoutDiane Fout

    Director of the Campus Center

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 233-8133; dfout@transy.edu


    Diane holds a bachelor's degree in public relations and a master's degree in higher education from Western Kentucky University. She has worked at Transylvania since 1990. As the director of the William T. Young Campus Center, Diane is responsible for all aspects of the building and its uses as it serves the goals of student affairs.

  • GutshallAshley Gutshall

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Forrer Hall 004
    (859) 233-8131; agutshall@transy.edu


    Ashley graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in English before serving for two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at Transylvania University. Following her years as a VISTA volunteer, she earned a Master of Education in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina. She returned to Transylvania in 2012 to work in residence life. She works closely with the area coordinators and also coordinates Green Dot and other interpersonal violence prevention programs.

  • Ashley Hinton-MoncerAshley Hinton-Moncer

    Director of Health and Wellness, Title IX Coordinator

    Beck 3022
    (859) 233-8854; ahinton@transy.edu


    Ashley holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a master's degree in health promotion from the University of Kentucky, as well as a master's degree in public health from Eastern Kentucky University. Ashley came to Transylvania in 2002. She oversees various programs related to health and wellness, including alcohol awareness programs and the Green Dot violence prevention initiative. Ashley also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for the University.

  • Debra HussDebra Huss

    Campus Counselor

    (859) 281-3633; dhuss@transy.edu


    More coming soon.

  • Rainey ClemonsRainey Mason

    Administrative Assistant, Residence Life

    Forrer Hall
    (859) 233-8131; rmason@transy.edu


    Rainey has provided assistance to the residence life program at Transylvania since 1993, including tracking room keys, student mailboxes, and meal plan records. She is also responsible for reserving conference rooms, lobby space, and residential areas for campus events.

  • Shane McKeeShane McKee

    Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

    Campus Center
    (859) 233-8660; smckee@transy.edu


    Shane holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Midwestern State University, a Master of Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University. He joined the Transylvania staff in 2013. Shane oversees all student organizations, Greek life, and a variety of leadership programs and initiatives.

  • Tracy MooreTracy Moore

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner

    (859) 281-8127; tmoore@transy.edu


    Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Tracy manages the operations of student health services located in Back Forrer. She can assess and treat many common illnesses and health concerns. She is available to see currently enrolled students, staff and faculty.

  • Hannah Piechowski

    Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing

    002 Forrer Hall
    (859) 233-8498; hpiechowski@transy.edu

  • Brian PowersBrian Powers

    Adviser, Radio TLX



    Brian appears on campus to advise Radio TLX, the Transylvania student webcasting station. He advises the students on matters ranging from legal copyright standards and ethical behavior to equipment and technical issues. Brian works to make sure that Transylvania's newest form of media – webcasting – conforms to the highest standards of broadcast media while remaining enjoyable for the students involved. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky, both of which he happily squanders by advising student webcasting and playing in rock bands. As well as being an attorney, a consultant, and a bassist, he also has been a multimedia designer, an adjunct college professor, a journalist, and a pizza delivery driver, and often all of the above at once. He enjoys playing music, arguing politics, and cuddling.

  • Aaron RobertsAaron Roberts

    Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 281-3501; aroberts@transy.edu


    Aaron received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Georgetown College and a Master of Education degree in college student personnel from the University of Louisville. Aaron joined the Transylvania staff in 2012 and helps manage student organizations and coordinate Greek initiatives and judicial/standards boards. He is also helping develop a holistic leadership curriculum.

  • Kathy SusmanKathy Susman

    Student Counselor

    William T. Young Campus Center
    (859) 233-8173; ksusman@transy.edu


    Kathy holds a master's degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky. She came to Transylvania in 2010. With experience as a certified psychologist in private, hospital, and community mental health settings, Kathy can help students manage challenging situations that may cause them distress or anxiety.

  • GutshallSerenity Wright

    Director of Diversity and Inclusion, International Students

    Old Morrison 107
    (859) 233-8805; swright@transy.edu


    Serenity holds a B.A. in history with a minor in educational studies from Transylvania University, an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Kentucky, and is finishing her Ed.D., with a focus on multicultural curriculum, at UK. She has lived in Indonesia and South Africa and has traveled widely. Although she does not claim to understand all cultures or the struggles of all students, she is sensitive to issues that may be unique to international students as they adapt to college life in the U.S.

  • Tyler YoungTyler Young

    Student Media Advisor

    (859) 281-3674; tyoung@transy.edu


    Tyler took the role of student media advisor in 2012 after two years as a newspaper reporter and three years as publications assistant at Transylvania. He advises The Rambler student newspaper, Crimson student yearbook, and Transylvanian literary magazine. When he's not at Transylvania, you can most likely find Tyler watching Reds baseball, drinking coffee, or being a struggling musician as a bass player for bands around Lexington. He graduated from Asbury University with a double major in journalism and Spanish.

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