Christina Brenner, Assistant Dean of Students
In her role as the Assistant Dean of Students, Ms. Brenner is responsible for implementing, coordinating and monitoring West Chester University's Code of Conduct. This involves the training and evaluating of Hearing Officers, selection of members to serve on the University Hearing Board, overseeing the appeals process, and coordinating the administrative components of the conduct program.
Kirsten Lenthe, Assistant Director of Student Conduct
Kirsten serves as one of the Assistant Directors in the Office of Student Conduct. She is responsible for meeting with students involved in the disciplinary process to discuss their rights and options, to outline and guide students through the process, and to assist them in their ongoing learning and development. Additionally, Kirsten manages the recruitment, selection, and training of the University Hearing Board members and serves as a resource for students, staff, faculty, and other constituents with questions regarding the student conduct process and University policy. Kirsten holds a B.S. in Business Management from Babson College and a M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Kirsten’s previous work has included experiences in residence life and fraternity and sorority life.
John Paul Carr, Compliance and Database Coordinator
John-Paul (JP) is the Compliance and Database Coordinator in the Office of Student Conduct. He is responsible for maintaining the confidential office database and the accuracy and detail of over 24,000 student conduct records and related transactions. JP is the first line of contact for students, staff, parents, faculty and attorneys requesting information about the student conduct process at West Chester University. JP also serves as the office liaison for local courts regarding violations by students of civil or criminal statutes. In addition to these duties, JP also is tasked with the duty of making the initial charging decision regarding violations of the Code of Student Conduct. JP holds a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. JP’s previous work has included experience in collegiate athletic administration, clerking in several judicial chambers during law school, and in court administration.
Elizabeth Calderaro, Administrative Assistant
Liz is the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Student Conduct. Liz has been with the university for over 15 years working in the academic and administrative sides of the university. Her responsibilities range from assisting the Dean with scheduling meetings, managing the budget, and general office duties. Liz also serves as the first line of contact for the students, updating student records, handling student’s calls and in-person student requests.
Dr. Hilliard-Thompson serves as one of the Assistant Directors in the Office of Student Conduct. She is responsible for guiding students through the conduct process by discussing their rights, options health choices and the impact of their decisions on future career aspirations and the University community. Additionally, Dr. Hilliard-Thompson serves as a liaison to the Hearing Officers serving in the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services providing conduct process training and assessment. Dr. Hilliard-Thompson holds a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Montclair State University, M.A.T. in Education from Sacred Heart University and a Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, Learning and Innovation from Wilmington University. Previous assignments has included experiences in residence life, multicultural affairs, and non-profit college retention and success.
Sarah Ryan, Graduate Assistant
Sarah is one of the Graduate Assistants in the office. She is responsible for assessment projects throughout the office and meeting with students involved in the conduct process. Sarah holds a B.S. in Psychology from Mansfield University. Sarah is a second year graduate student in the Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs M.S. program here at West Chester University.
Shelley Siedzikowski, Assistant Director of Student Conduct
Shelley has served as an Assistant Director in the Office of Student Conduct since 2012. Prior to that she worked in New Student Programs and Residence Life and Housing Services here at WCU. Responsibilities include adjudicating individual and group conduct cases and supervising the office’s graduate student staff. As a hearing officer, Shelley facilitates conversations with students regarding violations of University policy; and serves as a University Hearing Board member. She also works with the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct on projects and policy revisions as needed. Shelley holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and an M.S. in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University.
Margo Thorwart, Graduate Assistant
Margaret A. Thorwart is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Conduct. She is a hearing officer responsible for meeting with students involved in the disciplinary process to discuss their rights and options, to outline and guide students through the process, and to assist them in their ongoing learning and development. Margaret holds a B.S. in Speech Communication: Public Relations from Millersville University and a M.A. in Communication Theory and Research from West Virginia University. Her previous research has focused on students transitioning to college as well as the parent-child relationship throughout college. She is currently working toward a M.S. in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs from West Chester University.
Robert Anderson, Graduate Assistant
Robert L. Anderson is a Graduate Assistant in the office's hearing department. His roles in the office include preparing case files, managing witnesses during conduct meetings, and working to assess and improve the conduct hearing process. He has a B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University and is currently in the M.S. Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs program here at West Chester.