Brown University News Bureau

The Brown University News Bureau

1996-1997 index

Distributed July 25, 1996
Contact: Linda Mahdesian

Student Life dean announces staff changes, new disciplinary case worker

Robin Rose, dean of student life, announces staff changes, including a new case administrator for the nonacademic disciplinary system.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- After an extensive national search, Dean of Student Life Robin Rose has hired Kisa Takesue as an assistant dean of student life, effective Aug. 13. Takesue replaces Claudia Yellin, who resigned to return to graduate school.

Takesue graduated from Brown in 1988, concentrating in American civilization with a focus on Asian-American studies. She earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. She most recently worked for the Teenage Parent Council of Austin, providing a variety of services to adolescents and young adults. She has extensive experience in crisis management, negotiation and program development. As a student at Brown she served in the Women Peer Counseling Program for three years. In her position at Brown, Takesue will direct the Resident Counseling Program, serve as a member of the crisis management and discipline teams, and provide support and outreach to Asian and Asian-American students. She will also coordinate the Brown Adventure Program, conduct dean's hearings, present cases before the University Disciplinary Council, and serve as a dean on call.

As of July 1, Russell Carey, who returned to campus in March to work as an assistant dean of student life and as staff assistant to the provost, began serving as case administrator for the nonacademic disciplinary system. This includes conducting inquiries into complaints and working with deans, students, advisors and the University Disciplinary Council to ensure that the University's procedures are understood and followed. In this role, Carey replaces Thomas Bechtel, dean of undergraduate counseling, who will be assigned to other projects and roles within the office. Russell served from 1991-95 as student life officer and assistant dean. He is a 1991 graduate of Brown and earned a J.D. from Suffolk University in 1995.

Mary Greineder has been promoted to associate dean of student life, giving her increased responsibilities in two areas: supervising graduate student community directors and working with Bechtel on medical leaves and serious mental health cases. Greineder came to Brown in 1989. Her past responsibilities include directing the Resident Counseling and Resident Advisors program and supervising the Brown Adventure Program. The Community Director/Resident Programmer program, which she directs, places graduate and undergraduate students in upperclass residence halls in Wriston Quadrangle and the Graduate Center. The students under Greineder's supervision provide programming, supervision, facilities management, problem resolution and counseling services to students in those areas. Greineder also is a member of the discipline and crisis management teams.