The Catholic University of America

Mission

The Office of Campus Activities empowers students to cultivate connections, discover their potential, and create a sense of belonging at Catholic University by providing a supportive and equitable environment through a commitment to holistic growth and experiential learning.

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

     

    Steve Kreider - Director of Campus Activities

    Steve returns to the Office of Campus Activities as the Director after previously serving from 2006-2015 in various roles in OCA. Since leaving OCA, he has been working at Anne Arundel Community College in the Office of Student Engagement working primarily with the student organizations providing leadership training, logistical and event planning support, and financial management. He is excited to return to OCA and CUA to serve as the Director of a great department and looks forward to getting back into the feel of everything CUA. Attending Penn State for his undergraduate degree and The University of Memphis for his graduate degree Steve has a variety of experiences including residence life, student conduct, leadership development, and of course campus activities. Outside of work Steve is very actively involved regionally and nationally with Ultimate Frisbee playing, coaching, and serving as a head referee for DC's professional team. Steve and his wife have 2 puppies who want you to follow them on instagram at @taleswithwalter and @doodlewithlillian.

    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, hiking, baking, antique shopping, playing with her kitten, 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

    Steve Kreider - Director of Campus Activities

    Hometown - Beavercreek, OH
    Undergraduate Degree - Recreation Management, The Pennsylvania State University (aka Penn State)
    Graduate Degree - Higher Education Leadership, The University of Memphis
    Responsibilities - Department Oversight, Department Events & Marketing

    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

     

     

      Alex Law

      Assistant Student Coordinator
      Hometown: Yardley, PA
      Graduation Year: 2018
      Major: Elementary Education
      Primary Involvement on Campus: CUA Dance Company, Orientation

       

    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

     

    Caroline Hall 

    Assistant Student Coordinator 
    Hometown: Westchester, NY
    Graduation Year: 2018
    Major: History and Psychology double major
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, Cardinal Leaders 

     

     

    Orientation Team

     

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

    Professional Staff

      Steve Kreider - Director of Campus Activities

      Hometown - Beavercreek, OH
      Undergraduate Degree - Recreation Management, The Pennsylvania State University (aka Penn State)
      Graduate Degree - Higher Education Leadership, The University of Memphis
      Responsibilities - Department Oversight, Department Events & Marketing

    Student Staff

  

    PJ Connolly

    Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Lafayette Hill, PA
    Graduation Year: 2019
    Major: Psychology
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, Redline A Cappella

     

    Kaitlin Shanahan

    Student Coordinator
    Hometown: Floral Park, NY
    Graduation Year: 2020
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Primary Involvement on Campus: Orientation, Cardinal Ambassadors, Society of Women Engineers

     

    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

     

    Madi Bell
    Campus Activities Consultant

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

     

    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

 

Weston Kirby
Campus Activities Consultant

Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Philosophy Pre-Law and Politics Pre-Law
Primary Involvement on Campus: SGA Senator and Pre-Law Society Outreach Coordinator

 

 

Kelly Kirchgasser
Campus Activities Consultant

Hometown: Media, Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 2020
Major: Politics with a minor in Spanish
Primary Involvement on Campus: CUA Rowing, Cardinal 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)

 

Alex Ramirez
Campus Activities Consultant

    Hometown: Monterey Bay, CA
    Graduation Year: 2020
    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