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Student Conduct & Community Standards

Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio 
Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-3145

Yolanda (she/her/hers) supervises and manages the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. She is a Brown alumna with an AB in Sociology and a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to joining Brown professionally in 2004, Yolanda practiced law for six years, concentrating in domestic violence and family law in addition to housing, disability, and immigration issues. As part of her director duties, Yolanda chairs upper level hearings, facilitates the Monday Morning Meeting with campus stakeholders to review weekend incidents, and represents the office in campus meetings to promote our work and educate the campus community. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two dog sons and loves to do crossword puzzles and take Disney cruises with her family. 

Kirsten Wolfe 
Assistant Dean 
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-3145 

Kirsten (she/her/hers) joined the office in November 2013 as an Assistant Dean after six and a half years in residence life and student conduct at other institutions. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Cultural Studies of Sport and Athletic Administration from the University of Iowa. Currently, Kirsten focuses on conducting investigations and Dean’s Hearings and works with the new restorative justice program. Outside of these duties, she is also interested in Title IX and gender equity issues and social justice issues more broadly. In her spare time, she likes to comb the beaches of Rhode Island for interesting stones and sea glass with her jewelry artist wife, take deep dives into random subjects for hours, and try to catch her cat in funny poses so she can make him an internet star. 

Michele Armstrong 
Assistant Dean
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-3145

Michele (she/her/hers) came to Brown as a Community Director in Summer 2013 and served in that role for a little over a year before she was poached to work as the Student Conduct Coordinator in December 2014. In December 2016 she was promoted to Assistant Dean of Students with oversight of the Dean’s Hearing process, the Student Ambassador Program, and the student conduct database. She also conducts investigations and serves as a Dean’s Hearing officer. In addition to these duties, she is also interested in working with bias-related incident response and support, University athletics, and Greek and program houses. Michele holds a BS in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University and an MA in Education Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Iowa. When she is not at work, she is either playing or watching rugby, hiking and exploring the New England area with her 6-year-old black lab, Brody, and friends, or fixing up her new house. 

Mark Addison
Student Conduct Coordinator
Graduate Center E, fourth floor
42 Charlesfield Street
401-863-3145

Mark (they/them/theirs) recently joined the team after receiving their MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from Western Michigan University. They also hold a BA in Anthropology/Sociology from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. As the Coordinator, they work with the Student Ambassador Program, conduct student learning assessment in the office’s programs, develop educational programming, and will ultimately have primary responsibility over the student conduct database. Mark comes with two years of experience as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Conduct at Western Michigan and will be sharing a lot of new ideas and programs with the office. Outside of their conduct work, Mark enjoys engaging in discussions with students about the impact of service alongside community members outside of the university setting (servant leadership). They also enjoy engaging in work aimed at increasing awareness and effective allyship education for all University members and stakeholders. Mark loves sports and appreciates food (especially African/Asian/Mexican cuisine and chocolate desserts, hint hint). They enjoy being part of positive and supportive communities and consider their friends to be family and their family to be friends.