The Catholic University of America

Mission

The Office of Campus Activities develops servant leaders by challenging students to make ethical decisions that add to the common good, value differences among people and ideas, and contribute to the CUA and the Washington, DC community. This is accomplished by providing students with connections and resources that positively impact the growth and development of the whole student.

Vision

The Vision of the Office of Campus Activities is to be the heart of engagement for students at the Catholic University of America.

  • Professional Staff
  • Events & Marketing Team
  • Leadership@CUA Team
  • Orientation Team
  • Student Organization Services Team
  • Student Organization Management Team 
  • Campus Activities Consultants
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    Professional Staff

     

    Katie Jennings - Associate Vice President for Student Engagement

    Katie joined the Office of Campus Activities in November 2011 after working in The Office of the Dean of Students as the Assistant and then Associate Dean of Students. Katie oversees the direction of the Office of Campus Activities and the Orientation program. Before moving to DC, Katie worked in alcohol and other drug education at the University of Maine and St. John’s University. Katie received her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Women’s Studies from The University of Maine and a Bachelor’s in Media Studies and Women’s Studies from Fordham University. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and young children and their extended family in New England.

    Megan Reilly - Assistant Director

    Megan joined the Office of Campus Activities in August 2015 and primarily oversees student organization finance. She previously worked in both academic affairs and residence life at the George Washington University. She received her M.A. in Higher Education Administration and Policy from GW and also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. She has lived in the DC area since 2012, but visits her home state of California frequently. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, antique shopping, playing with her two kittens, and traveling.

     

    Emily Scanlon - Assistant Director

    In Emily’s role as Assistant Director for Student Organization Management she will be working with Program Board, all Student Organizations, and Club Sports. Emily has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University. After living in Virginia where she gained experience in academic and career counseling, she moved back to her home state of Kentucky. There she worked with campus programming, student organizations, orientation, and first year programs. She is thankful for all of the experiences that led her to the Catholic University of America. In her free time she spends time exploring DC with her husband, hosts visiting family and friends, and finds creative craft or cooking projects.

Greg Weaver - Assistant Director

Greg joined the Office of Campus Activities in 2016. In his role as Assistant Director he oversees the student leadership programs and serves as the advisor to the Student Government Association.  Greg has a B.A. in Communication from California Lutheran University and received his M.Ed.in Higher Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Organization from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Prior to joining OCA Greg worked with the student government and taught Introduction to Leadership at UNLV, taught and worked for the College of Southern Nevada’s International Center, served as an admissions counselor at Vanguard University, and has six years of experience in business management and employee development. In his free time he loves to travel internationally, rock climb, crab, and go hiking with his wife and two dogs.

     

    Events & Marketing Team

    This team is responsible for planning the large-scale events put on by OCA, as well as marketing all OCA events to the CUA community.

    Professional Staff

     Student Staff

    Hezekias Kassa

    Assistant Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Washington, DC
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Major: Politics with a Management minor
    Primary Involvement on Campus: BSA, Cardinal Red Cross, College Dems

     

    Katherine Lemanski
    Assistant
     Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Davidsonville, Maryland
    Graduation Year: 2019
    Major: Psychology with Neuroscience minor
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Cardinal Service Corps leader for St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home
     
     
     
     
     

    Leadership@CUA Team

    This team is responsible for all of OCA's leadership programs.

Professional Staff

Greg Weaver - Assistant Director

Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergraduate Degree: Communication, California Lutheran University
Graduate Degree: Higher Education, emphasis in Higher Education Organization, UNLV
Responsibilities: Student Government Association, Student Leadership Programs

 

 

    Student Staff

    Elise LaFleur

    Assistant Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Abbeville, LA
    Graduation Year: 2020
    Major: Politics
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Student Government Association, College Republicans, Turning Point USA, Emerging Leaders

     

    Meg Reilly
    Assistant Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Yardley, PA
    Graduation Year: 2019
    Major: Marketing
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Program Board, Orientation, Best Buddies, and Leadership

     

    Orientation Team

     

    This team is responsible for all aspects of the new student Orientation program.

    Professional Staff

    Megan Reilly - Assistant Director

    Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
    Undergraduate Degree: Political Science, University of California, San Diego
    Graduate Degree:Higher Education Administration & Policy, George Washington University
    Responsibilities: Student Organization Finances, Treasury Board, OCA Office Management, Orientation

      

     

    Student Staff

Madi Bell
Student Coordinator

Hometown: Maple Glen, PA
Graduation Year: 2018
Major: Psychology
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation

 

Caroline Hall
Student Coordinator

Hometown: Westchester, NY
Graduation Year: 2018
Major: History and Psychology double major
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation

     

     

    Student Organization Services Team

     

    This team is responsible for managing all student organization finances.

    Professional Staff

    Megan Reilly - Assistant Director

    Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
    Undergraduate Degree: Political Science, University of California, San Diego
    Graduate Degree: Higher Education Administration & Policy, George Washington University
    Responsibilities: Student Organization Finances, Treasury Board, OCA Office Management

     

     

    Student Staff 

    Wendy Reyes

    Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, Engineers without Borders, Biomedical Engineering Society

      

     

    Cai Li Pleshe

    Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Major: Business Management (Theology minor)
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Habitat for Humanity, SGA Treasury Board
     

     

     

    Student Organization Management

     

    This team provides training and support for all student organizations.

    Professional Staff

    Emily Scanlon - Assistant Director

    Hometown: Florence, KY
    Undergraduate Degree: Organizational Leadership, Northern Kentucky University
    Graduate Degree: College Student Personnel, James Madison University
    Responsibilities: Student Organization Management, Program Board, Club Sports
     
     
     

    Student Staff

    Susie Reiter
    Assistant Student Coordinator

    Hometown: Annapolis, MD
    Graduation Year: 2019
    Major: Social Work
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Catholic Social Workers National Association, Active Minds, Orientation

     

     

     Mary Schmitt
    Assistant Student Coordinator

    Hometown: South Bend, IN
    Graduation Year: 2019
    Major: Marketing
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Vice President of Programming for Program Board, Orientation Advisor, Marketing Major Mentor in the Business School

     

    Campus Activities Consultant Team

    Student Staff

     

    Yazan Alammari
    Campus Activities Consultant

    Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Primary Involvement on Campus: ASCE

     

     

    Cecilia Cano
    Campus Activities Consultant

    Hometown: West Covina, CA
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Major: Psychology
    Primary Involvement on Campus: CUA SOL

    Victoria Consbruck
    Campus Activities Consultant

    Hometown: Hastings, NE
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Major: Politics
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Custos

     

Cavan Hagerty
Campus Activities Consultant

Hometown: Bangor, Maine
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Politics
Primary Involvement on Campus: Student Government Association, Orientation, College Republicans, Cardinal Ambassadors
 

Jimmy Harrington
Campus Activities Consultant

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Economics
Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, SGA, Custos, Ambassadors

 

Anne Perry
Campus Activities Consultant

Hometown: Berwyn, PA
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Primary Involvement on Campus: Women's Ultimate Frisbee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

 

Maddy Quidzinski

Campus Activities Consultant
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Graduation Year: 2019
Major: Psychological and Brain Sciences
Primary Involvement on Campus: Residence Life, Love Your Melon, Psychology Peer Mentor

 

    Alex Ramirez
    Campus Activities Consultant

    Hometown: Monterey Bay, CA
    Graduation Year: 201
    Major: Nursing
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Program Board, OCA

 

Contact Us

The Office of Campus Activities
204 Pryzbyla Center
Tel.: 202-319-6003
Fax: 202-319-6198
E-mail: cua-activities@cua.edu