Shea Middleton, Katey Wright, Hailey Flavin Join the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards

The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards is pleased to announce three recent additions to our team who have joined us through December.

Shea Middleton (he/him) is a new Assistant Dean of Student Conduct & Community Standards. Shea has worked in residential life at Springfield College, Cornell University, and the University of Connecticut. He was most recently working in a student conduct role at UConn before joining the Brown team. Shea has a BS in Biological Sciences from the UConn and an MEd in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from Springfield College.

As an Assistant Dean, Shea will be hearing lower-level cases in one-on-one meetings with students, reviewing and updating the accompanying terms we assign to students, and conducting investigations. Shea said he was very impressed with Brown’s approach to student conduct and overall conduct philosophy. He is excited to learn from such an experienced team and contribute to both OSCCS and the greater Brown Community.

Outside of work, Shea loves to swim and is passionate about educating communities of color about how to swim and water safety. He also enjoys listening to and discovering new music and is always interested in recommendations!

Katey Wright (she/her) joined the team as a Student Conduct Coordinator and Case Manager in March after working as a resident assistant and a graduate assistant in student conduct at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Katey earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies and her MA in Clinical Psychology from UMass Dartmouth. As part of her degree program, Katey was a Graduate Intern Counselor at Bristol Community College.

As a Coordinator, Katey will meet with students one-on-one for lower-level conduct cases, work on outcome follow-up and compliance, and help manage the student conduct database.

Katey is originally from Florida but has lived in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is currently living in upstate New York where her husband, Zach, is earning a PhD in Mathematics at SUNY Binghamton. She enjoys watching Red Sox games with her husband and their extra-toed cat. Katie said, “Growing up in Southeastern Massachusetts, Brown was always the gold standard and an institution I never dreamed I could work for, so when the opportunity presented itself, it was an easy decision. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards drew me in with their commitment to having fair, transparent, and developmental conversations with students which aligns with my professional and personal values. I look forward to bringing my own personal experience and ideas to the department to continue to support and challenge students to help them develop as community members and people.”

Finally, Hailey Flavin (she/her) is our other new Student Conduct Coordinator and Case Manager, having joined at the beginning of May. Hailey came most recently from Texas A&M, where she was an Assistant Coordinator in their student conduct office. Prior to that she was a graduate assistant with the office and had practicum experiences in investigations and with the Office of General Counsel. Hailey also had summer internships in the Title IX Office at UMass Boston and in Student Conduct at Boston College. Hailey received her BA in Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies from the University of Rhode Island and her MS in Educational Administration from Texas A&M.

In her Coordinator role, Hailey will conduct one-on-one meetings with students for lower-level conduct cases, database management, and hazing prevention. She also has experience with and an interest in Greek life and conflict management. Hailey grew up in Rhode Island and enjoys exploring the beaches, trying new restaurants, and finding new places to walk her dog, Tilly. She said, “As I further my development as a student conduct professional, I couldn’t imagine a better place to continue my career than Brown University. Sharing a similar philosophy in my student conduct work, I was drawn to the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards because of their commitment to being transparent and socially just, ultimately serving each and every day to support students. I am excited for the opportunity to work on a team that implements restorative justice practices and hope to bring my prior experiences to contribute positively to new workshops, programs, and practices that will aid in the development of students. I look forward to being able to engage and support the Brown population, while being back in the state that I call home.”

Welcome to these fantastic new team members!