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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 Gauthier, Assistant Director, Event Management
  • Kelly Abbott, Event Consultant
  • Shawn Buckley, Assistant Director of Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services
  • Nicholas Burns, Event Consultant
  • Cori Foy, Event Consultant, Institutional Events
  • Alexandra Gallant, Assistant Director, Commencement and Special Events
  • Mark Johnson, Assistant Director, Production, Audio and Lighting Services
  • Angela Lu, Event Operations Supervisor - Setup and Technical Service
  • Kathy Walker, Production, Audio and Lighting Services Consultant
  • Position Filled, Administrative Assistant II, Office Manager, Scheduling and Customer Relations
  • Position Open, Administrative Assistant I, Room Reservationist
  • Position Open, Accountant III
  • Samantha Fountaine, Graduate Assistant, Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services
  • Jennifer Hughes, Graduate Assistant, Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services
  • Michelle Lanteigne, Graduate Assistant, Scheduling and Customer Relations
  • Kaylin McAllister, Graduate Assistant, Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services
  • Position Open, 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 Gauthier
Assistant 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.

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.

Shawn Buckley

Shawn Buckley

Assistant Director of Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services

The Assistant Director of Event Operations – Setup and Technical Services is the primary conduit for information and services regarding the Event Operations Setup and Technical Services areas of University Events. This member manages the setup equipment and technology needs for programs and events taking place on campus. The Assistant Director has the primary responsibility of communicating with Event Consultants to determine customer needs for events, and coordinating staffs to ensure those needs are met. This member manages the Event Operations Supervisor, Event Operations Setup and Technical Services, and all part-time undergraduate, graduate, and full-time seasonal office staffs who process customer requests, and coordinate setup needs for events across campus.

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.

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Alexandra Gallant

Assistant Director, Commencement and Special Events

The Assistant Director, Commencement and Special Events is responsible for planning and managing a multicultural and inclusive student experience including aspects of Bridgewater State University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies which includes student outreach, volunteer recruitment/management and guest relations. Working in cooperation with the President’s Office and the Director of University Event, the Assistant Director is also responsible for coordinating logistical event needs for campus-wide, large-scale University events.

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. 

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Angela Lu

Event Operations Supervisor - Setup and Technical Service

The Event Operations Supervisor – Setup and Technical Services is the primary support system of student workers in the Event Operations Setup and Technical Services areas of University Events. This entails handling all oversight of the execution of both physical equipment and technology needs for events on campus. The person in this position has the primary responsibility of managing the part-time undergraduate, graduate, and full-time seasonal staff who execute facility and technical setup needs, as well as direct customer service support for events.

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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Position Filled

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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Position Open
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.  They also serve as a member of the department’s leadership team, assisting the Director with strategic planning, budget development and departmental vision.

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Position Open
Administrative Assistant I, Room Reservationist 

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. 

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Position Open

Event Consultant

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

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Samantha Fountaine

Graduate Assistant, Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services

The Graduate Assistant of Event Operations- Setup and Technical Services assists the Event Operations Supervisor & Assistant Director of Event Operations in the supervision of event execution of both setup and technology needs for programs and events taking place on campus. The Graduate Assistant helps oversee, quality control, schedule, and train 40+ student employees working multiple positions which process large amounts of event details in the office, and set up and support events across campus.

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Jennifer Hughes

Graduate Assistant, Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services

The Graduate Assistant of Event Operations- Setup and Technical Services assists the Event Operations Supervisor & Assistant Director of Event Operations in the supervision of event execution of both setup and technology needs for programs and events taking place on campus. The Graduate Assistant helps oversee, quality control, schedule, and train 40+ student employees working multiple positions which process large amounts of event details in the office, and set up and support events across campus.

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Michelle Lanteigne
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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Kaylin McAllister

Graduate Assistant, Event Operations - Setup and Technical Services

The Graduate Assistant of Event Operations- Setup and Technical Services assists the Event Operations Supervisor & Assistant Director of Event Operations in the supervision of event execution of both setup and technology needs for programs and events taking place on campus. The Graduate Assistant helps oversee, quality control, schedule, and train 40+ student employees working multiple positions which process large amounts of event details in the office, and set up and support events across campus.

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Position Open
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. They are responsible for meeting with sponsors and service providers to assist in all planning aspects of high-profile, campus-wide and large-scale events. They work in close collaboration with the Office of the President to provide assistance and planning as well as onsite management of events. They are responsible for providing assistance with Commencement planning, communication, and logistics.