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University Events Staff

University Events Staff
  • Daniel McHugh, Director
  • Robert Brock, Associate Director
  • Lindsey McQuade, Assistant Director, Scheduling and Customer Relations
  • Kelsey Davis, Assistant Director, Event Management
  • Elaine Ferreira, Accountant III
  • Kelly Abbott, Event Consultant
  • Shawn Buckley, Operations Consultant
  • Nicholas Burns, Event Consultant
  • Cori Foy, Event Consultant, Institutional Events
  • Mark Johnson, Assistant Director, Production, Audio and Lighting Services
  • Jennifer Maus, Coordinator of Institutional Events
  • Kathy Kilcoyne, Administrative Assistant I, Room Reservationist
  • Kathy Walker, Production, Audio and Lighting Services Consultant
  • Position Filled, Administrative Assistant II, Office Manager, Scheduling and Customer Relations
  • Position Open, Event Technology Consultant
  • Position Open, Graduate Assistant, Scheduling and Customer Relations
  • Kimberly Driscoll, Graduate Assistant, Event Operations
  • Position Open, Graduate Assistant, Event Operations
  • Position Open, Graduate Assistant, Event Technology
  • Taylor Reagan, Graduate Assistant, Institutional Events

 

Daniel McHugh

Daniel McHugh
Director of University Events

The Director of University Events provides leadership, oversight and direction for all aspects of the University Events function including reservations, external/summer rentals, operations, event technology, event management, institutional events as well as production, audio and lighting services. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the University Events staff provides program support and services consistent with established customer service standards while serving the Bridgewater State University community, southeastern Massachusetts and external clients.

Robert Brock

Robert Brock
Associate Director

The Associate Director provides leadership and direction for the service provider areas of the University Events Office including event operations, event technology and production, audio and lighting services (PALS). He is also responsible for oversight of training, assessment and internal marketing. The Associate Director serves as the secondary administrator for the department and serves as a member of the department’s leadership team, assisting the Director with strategic planning, budget development and departmental vision.

Lindsey McQuade

Lindsey McQuade
Assistant Director, Scheduling and Customer Relations

The Assistant Director, Scheduling and Customer Relations is responsible for the external sales and marketing efforts of the department to enhance revenue streams. She has direct oversight of the scheduling of campus buildings and grounds for all internal and external non-academic and varsity athletic programs. The Assistant Director oversees all aspects of customer relations including triage of incoming and last minute requests. She also serves as a member of the departmental leadership team, assisting the Director with strategic planning, budget development and department’s vision.

Kelsey Davis

Kelsey Davis
Associate Director, Event Management

The Assistant Director, Event Management provides oversight and direction to the event consultant team within University Events as well as event planning assistance to campus program sponsors and external conference clients. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the department’s leadership team and is responsible for co‐sponsorship contracting with external clients.

Elaine Ferreira

Elaine Ferreira
Accountant III

The primary responsibility of the Accountant III is to manage the day to day financial operations for the University Events Office, monitor accounting procedures for compliance and ensure accuracy of financial data and reporting.  She also serves as a member of the department’s leadership team, assisting the Director with strategic planning, budget development and departmental vision.

Kelly Abbott

Kelly Abbott
Event Consultant

The Event Consultant provides program planning to campus sponsors and external conference clients. She also ensures that necessary program services have been arranged and assists sponsors with program execution.

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Event Consultant

The Event Consultant provides program planning to campus sponsors and external conference clients. She also ensures that necessary program services have been arranged and assists sponsors with program execution.

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Coordinator of Institutional & Special Events

The Coordinator of Institutional & Special Events directly oversees all major institutional events for the University; works across divisions to coordinate public events and align them with the university’s brand; maintains the university’s master calendar. Works in cooperation with the President’s Office and the Director of University Events to coordinate public and high profile events for the University.

Shawn Buckley

Shawn Buckley
Operations Consultant

The Operations Consultant has primary responsibility for managing facility setups and equipment needs for programs and events taking place on campus. The Operations Consultant also gives direct support to the Associate Director as needed as well as supervising 30+ student employees.

Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns
Event Consultant

The Event Consultant provides program planning to campus sponsors and external conference clients. He also ensures that necessary program services have been arranged and assists sponsors with program execution.

Cori Foy

Cori Foy
Event Consultant, Institutional Events

The Event Consultant, Institutional Events primary role is providing program planning and execution for institutional and major campus wide events such as Undergraduate Admissions programs and New Student and Family Programs. She supports the Event Coordinator(s) for Institutional events in the planning and execution of Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement as well as other University‐wide events. The Event Consultant also provides program planning to campus sponsors and external conference clients. She ensures that necessary program services have been arranged and assists sponsors with program execution.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson
Assistant Director, Production, Audio and Lighting Services

Responsible for the operation oversight, supervision, & maintenance of the Production, Audio & Lighting Services (PALS) area of University Events with oversight of Rondileau Student Union Auditorium & Horace Mann Auditorium. Assists the University Events staff, Theater & Dance Department faculty, Music department faculty, student organizations, and other college officials as required in the fulfillment of their activities and programs in these auditorium and stage facilities. 

Jennifer Maus

Jennifer Maus
Coordinator of Institutional Events

The Coordinator of Institutional Events is responsible for planning and coordinating logistical event needs for campus‐wide, high‐profile, satellite campuses and large‐scale University events. She is also responsible for planning and managing the student experience aspects of Bridgewater State University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies which includes student outreach, volunteer recruitment/management and guest relations.

Kathy Kilcoyne

Kathy Kilcoyne
Administrative Assistant I, Office Manager, Scheduling and Customer Relations 

The Reservationist serves as the central contact for all University-sponsored events with the exception of academic classes, intramurals, intercollegiate games and practices. S/he provides prompt, customer-orientated services to schedule select space and facilities on campus as well as offers options of appropriate locations for various events/programs on campus. The Reservationist also supervises the Graduate Assistant and student reservations staff. 

Kathy Walker

Kathy Walker
Production, Audio and Lighting Services Consultant

Jointly with the Auditorium Technical Director/Assistant Director, responsible for the fulfillment of the technical needs and supervision of all events and activities in the Rondileau Student Union Auditorium and stage facilities. Oversees day to day activities in the Rondileau Student Union Scene Shop, a fully equipped wood‐working facility. Assumes role of Auditorium Technical Director in the absence of the Assistant Director. Designs and plans the set‐up and operation of stage equipment for small and large scale events for the University Events staff, Theater Department faculty, Dance Department faculty, Music Department faculty, student organizations, general campus users as well as external clients.

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Administrative Assistant II, Office Manager, Scheduling and Customer Relations 

The Office Manager is responsible for day to day operations, including office management, ensuring effective office procedures, appropriate staff coverage, proper operation of office equipment and adherence to policies and procedures. She is also responsible for supporting the efforts of three distinct areas including scheduling, customer relations and event management software (EMS Core/EMS Web App). 

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Event Technology Consultant

The Event Technology Consultant has primary responsibility for managing event technology and audiovisual needs for programs and events taking place on campus. He also gives direct support to the Associate Director, University Events as needed while supervising 20+ student employees.

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Graduate Assistant, Scheduling and Customer Relations

The Graduate Assistant, Scheduling and Customer Relations assists in developing, implementing and conducting the training program for, and the recruiting and hiring of, the student reservations staff. The Graduate Assistant retrieves and enters online reservation requests into the reservation system, and reviews requests entered by student staff, resolving conflicts in requests and appropriateness of space requested/held following BSU policies for space usage. She contacts sponsors to clarify requests and/or determine best the options for event space. She also assists with inquiries both by phone and in the office, schedules the student reservation assistant staff, and supervises Reservations filing and file maintenance.

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Kimberly Driscoll
Graduate Assistant, Event Operations

The Graduate Assistant of Event Operations serves as a backup for the Operations Consultant in the management of facility setups and equipment needs for programs and events taking place on campus. The Graduate Assistant is also responsible for overseeing the work of student employees.

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Position Open
Graduate Assistant, Event Operations

The Graduate Assistant of Event Operations serves as a backup for the Operations Consultant in the management of facility setups and equipment needs for programs and events taking place on campus. The Graduate Assistant is also responsible for overseeing the work of student employees.

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Position Open
Graduate Assistant, Event Technology

The Graduate Assistant for Event Technology assists the Event Technology Consultant in providing IT setups and equipment needs for programs and events on campus. The Graduate Assistant is also responsible for overseeing the work of the Event Technology student employees who prepare technology for events and provide onsite technical assistance.

Taylor Reagan

Taylor Reagan
Graduate Assistant, Institutional Events 

The Graduate Assistant within the Institutional Events area of University Events assists with major institutional events including, Opening Day, Homecoming and Convocation. She is responsible for meeting with sponsors and service providers to assist in all planning aspects of high-profile, campus-wide and large-scale events. She works in close collaboration with the Office of the President to provide assistance and planning as well as onsite management of events. She is responsible for providing assistance with Commencement planning, communication, and logistics.