June Drinkwater

(she/her/hers)

Coordinator

june_drinkwater@brown.edu

(401) 863-3800

Graduate Center E, Fourth Floor 42 Charlesfield Street

June Drinkwater came to Brown in 2008 as the Administrative Coordinator for the Student Activities Office. During that time, she served as Co-Advisor to the Liber Brunensis and Brown Student Agencies. In 2010, she joined the Office of Student Life, now Student Support Services, as Coordinator. In 2011, June was awarded Brown's Excellence Award for Diversity: Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to Brown, she served as Special Projects Coordinator for the Samaritans of Rhode Island managing programs which focused on raising awareness of suicide prevention resources and youth and teen education. Originally from Connecticut, she previously lived in Singapore for several years studying Mandarin and working in the nonprofit sector.

Cynthia Ellis

Cynthia Ellis

Associate Dean of Students

cynthia_ellis@brown.edu

(401) 863-3145

Graduate Center E, Fourth Floor 42 Charlesfield Street

Cynthia Ellis has been an Associate Dean of Student Support Services since January 2015. Prior to coming to Student Support Services, she was a therapist at CAPS. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (A.B.) and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She came to Brown from Dartmouth Medical School where she was a Clinical Associate and Instructor in Psychiatry working with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds, teaching, and conducting research. She has also worked in a variety of community mental health centers in both New Hampshire and Kentucky. She approaches each student with an interest in understanding their own unique experience. Areas of particular interest include trauma and resilience, disordered eating, neurodiversity, transgender and non-binary gender identities, students with mentally ill parents, international student experiences, and mindfulness.

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Andrés Fernández

(he/him/his)

Assistant Dean of Students

andres_fernandez@brown.edu

(401) 863-3145

Graduate Center E, Fourth Floor 42 Charlesfield Street

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Andrés Fernández Álvarez identifies as a proud immigrant and person of the global majority (sometimes referred to as people of color in the U.S.). He joined Brown University in 2016. Prior to Brown, Andrés was an Assistant Dean of Studies at Oberlin College, an Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia University, an Advisor for Global Programs at New York University, the Translator to the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations and a Project Manager in a Refugee Camp in Zambia. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA) and Miami University (MA). Areas of particular interest include connecting with students of the global majority, LGBTQIA+ students, undocumented and DACA-mented students, low-income students, first-generation college students, international students and all other students who may feel invisible, disenfranchised, or have been relegated to the margins.

Marquis Gatewood

Marquis T. Gatewood

Assistant Dean of Students

marquis_t_gatewood@brown.edu

(401) 863-3145

Graduate Center E, Fourth Floor 42 Charlesfield Street

Marquis T. Gatewood is a native Texan from Houston. Prior to Brown, Marquis was the Associate Director of Multicultural Services at Texas A&M University and completed his tenth year in university housing as the Director of Residence Life and Conference Housing at the University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas). He is a proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University (BA), the historically black college and university Texas Southern University (eMPA), and obtained his doctorate of education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University. Areas of particular interest include black male identity, leadership, first-generation college students, and building community for any student who may feel invisible.

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Mary Greineder

Associate Dean of Students

mary_greineder@brown.edu

(401) 863-3145

Graduate Center E, Fourth Floor 42 Charlesfield Street

Mary Greineder began her work at Brown in 1988 as Manager of Residential Programs. In that role she helped shape the peer support for upper class students in residence by designing and implementing Community Director and Residential Programmers; she served as the director of the Resident Counseling Program as well as the Brown Adventure Program (BAP), an outdoor leadership program. She has worked as a Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor in local middle and secondary schools, as well as an Academic Advisor at Salve Regina University. She has served as a Student Support Dean since 2007. A former collegiate varsity student-athlete (cross country, indoor and outdoor track), Mary earned her B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University and M.S. in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College.

Christine Rugg

(she/her/hers)

Administrative Coordinator

christine_rugg@brown.edu

(401) 863-3145

Graduate Center E, Fourth Floor 42 Charlesfield Street

A Rhode Island native, Christine fell in love with the Brown community through her involvement with the China Care Brown program beginning in 2007. Although working previously in law and investment banking, she found herself so impressed with the generosity and dedication of the students, she sought a career at Brown where she would be able to work directly with them. A compassionate nature and animal lover, she asserts herself as a champion of those without a voice.

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Timothy R. Shiner

(he/him/his)

Associate Dean of Students & Director

timothy_shiner@brown.edu

(401) 863-3145

Graduate Center E, Fourth Floor 42 Charlesfield Street

Timothy Shiner came to Brown in 2012 as the Director of the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center & Student Activities Office. He joined the Student Support Services team in summer 2016. Prior to his work at Brown, he served as Director of Student Activities at Wesleyan University, and as Program Coordinator at the University of Vermont Women's Center, focusing on sexual violence prevention and response, as well as intersectional identity programming. Originally from Pueblo, Colorado, he completed his undergraduate work at Colorado State University (B.S.) and graduate work at the University of Vermont (M.Ed.).