Student Affairs Operations - Carnegie Mellon University

About Student Affairs Operations

Scotty Goes GreenOn behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, the Operations Unit oversees the operations of Conference & Event Services, Dining Services, Housing Services, and the Jared L. Cohon University Center.

Conference & Event Services is a central resource that manages all aspects of events and conferences. In addition, they are responsible for the coordination of summer campus housing and guest housing during the academic year. Conference & Event Services also serves as the home of the University's distinguished Pre-College program.

Dining Services has partnered with local restaurateurs to offer over 30 dining operations, in various academic and residential buildings. We offer the campus community different cuisines from around the world—ranging from Asian, Indian, and Mexican cuisines, to Kosher and Halal foods.

Housing Services encompasses 4,000 beds, housing all first-year students and approximately two thirds of the overall undergraduate student body as well as some graduate students.

The Cohon University Center is a 240,000 square feet facility that includes athletic and recreational facilities, performance venues, student organization offices, meeting rooms, dining, and a number of administrative offices.

Operations Leadership

Thomas Cooley
Thomas Cooley
Director of Housing Services

Pascal PetterPascal Petter
Director of Dining Services

Marcia Gerwig
Marcia Gerwig
Director of the Cohon University Center

Josh Centor
Josh Centor
Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs Operations & Director of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation

Mandi SempleMandi Semple
Director of Marketing for
Student Affairs Operations

Sarah MarshalekSarah Marshalek
Office Manager - Student Affairs Operations

Beth YazemboskiElizabeth Yazemboski
Director of Conference & Event Services

Michael SchneiderMike Schneider
Director of Facilities for Student Affairs Operations