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Working at BSU

A Great Place to Learn — and Work!

What makes Bridgewater State University a great place to work? Faculty, librarians and staff share why they love BSU.

LaCasha Figueroa
LaCasha Figueroa // Student Navigator in the Office of Student Success, Equity and Diversity

LaCasha Figueroa, ’06

Can you explain what your job entails, what are your main responsibilities?
Student Navigators work to close the accessibility and equity gap by collaborating across departments to provide resources, interventions and opportunities to students most in need and most at risk of not persisting.

What do you like best about your job?
Meeting with students and encouraging them to keep moving toward their goals.

What do you like best about working at BSU?
I like working in the Lewis and Gaines Center for Inclusion and Equity. The environment allows me to be my best self and build relationships with students which propels building a block to support student success. Furthermore, being a team member of The Office of Student Success Division allows me to be seen, heard, valued and supported. The work that is being done to support students in this office is moving student persistence to a new level.

Kevin Duquette
What I love about my job is it aligns so well with my personal values. Social justice and equity are things that are important to me as a person.” Read more »
Dr. Kevin Duquette
Professor of Counselor Education
BSU Faculty and Staff Congratulating the Class of 2023
Shannon Boulanger
Shannon Boulanger // Assistant Director of Admission Operations and Communications in the Office of Undergraduate Admission

Shannon Boulanger, ’09, G’23

What are your major responsibilities in your new position?
I oversee the campus visitation program, which provides daily tours, group visits, information sessions and assists in the big admissions events such as Admitted Student Days and Fall Preview Days as well as supervise the student tour guides.

I work directly with the director of admissions assisting with communications, and social media pieces that provide direct outreach to potential students and family members and collaborate with other campus partners, especially marketing.

What do you like best about your job?
My favorite part about my job is being able to interact with students. I have always enjoyed the student development piece of being a supervisor. I would say a close second would be my involvement with the bigger admissions programs we host as I enjoy interacting with potential students and family members and assisting with any questions or concerns, they may have.

What do you like best about working at BSU?
My favorite thing about working at BSU is the community. I have met some great people here and no matter the title everyone is here to ensure our students feel supported and succeed. I also enjoy working with our diverse student body, every student comes with a story, and it’s been fascinating to get to know them and to watch them grow. Finally, I enjoy the campus itself, it is beautiful no matter the season.

Matt Bell holding a copy of the book The Boys in the Band
It’s important for students at Bridgewater to see that being a working scholar isn’t something that happens in outer space, it’s not that far removed from their world.” Read more »
Dr. Matt Bell
Professor of English
Dipti Mehta
Dipti Mehta // Associate Librarian, Head of Research and Instruction at the Maxwell Library

Dipti Mehta

For those who may not know, what are your job responsibilities?
I am a tenure-track Research and Instruction Librarian. I provide user-focused research assistance by teaching library instruction classes, in-person, virtual chat, email, and research consultations for a diverse student, faculty, and community population. I deliver expert one-on-one research consultation to faculty, students, staff, and others emphasizing information literacy and critical thinking skills.

I am a liaison librarian to Anthropology, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, African Studies and Middle East Studies. As a liaison, I promote online and print resources, build collections based on the courses within the subject discipline and connect faculty and students to the information they seek while fostering learning and research. Building collaborative relationships and developing programming with campus partners for students through innovative programs and creating activities.

What do you like best about your job?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is the connections that I build with faculty and students as a result of assisting them with their research, scholarship, and teaching classes. As a librarian, it is important for me to build lasting partnerships with faculty to continuously provide research and instruction that improves students’ information literacy and critical thinking skills.

What do you like best about working at Bridgewater State?
The best part about working at Bridgewater State University is the diversity and inclusion that is represented in the student, faculty and staff population. Also, to know that you can call some BSU faculty and students your family.