The Student Life staff is here to help you with your questions and concerns about life on campus. The Student Life Office helps meet student needs including residence life and housing, health and safety, community involvement, and campus activities. They are closely involved with students and concerned with their well-being and safety.

Anita Bertram

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Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of Student Life
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.5473
Biography

Anita, a Danville native, joined the Student Life staff in 2001. She comes to Centre from a local manufacturing facility where she was a Human Resources Assistant for 16 years. In this position she works on the publication of the student handbook, coordinates the making of college IDs, manages the day-to-day operations of the office, and supervises the Student Life student workers.

Email: anita.bertram@centre.edu

Thomas Burkey

Thomas Burkey
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.6519 
Biography

Thomas joined the Student Life staff in October of 2020. He is a 2020 graduate of Centre College with a degree in history and international studies.  While a student at Centre, Thomas was a member of the Track and Field team.  He was also active with the BETA fraternity, choir, student government, and a volunteer at the wildlife refuge.  Thomas will be working closely with the offices of Student Activities and Greek Life.

Email: thomas.burkey@centre.edu

Tylar Davidson

Tylar Davidson
Coordinator of Student Life
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.5532 
Biography

Tylar joined the Student Life Office in June of 2022. He is a 2022 graduate of Centre College with a degree in History. Tylar was involved with the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, as well as participating in the Centre Symphony Orchestra and Centre Chamber Ensembles. Tylar will work alongside Campus Activities and the Greek Life Office.

Email: tylar.davidson@centre.edu

Kendrick Durham

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Dean of Students
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.5743
Biography

Kendrick joined the Student Life staff in August of 2011. He oversees non-academic student conduct, serves as Title IX adjudicator, advises the Student Government Association, and he supervises the areas of Campus Activities, Community Service, Greek Life and New Student Orientation, and Residence Life.  Kendrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bellarmine University in Louisville and his master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Kendrick is originally from Liberty, Ky.

Email: kendrick.durham@centre.edu

Barbara LoMonaco

Barbara LoMonaco
Vice President for Student Life
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.5471 
Biography
Barbara is an alumna of Southern Methodist University and began her career in the classroom teaching anthropology at Transylvania University before transitioning to administrative work in student life. Before joining Centre, she worked at Salve Regina University and at the Rhode Island School of Design. She champions the highly residential liberal arts college setting with a strong focus on health and wellness and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Email: barbara.lomonaco@centre.edu

Amanda Halfacre Pearce

Director of Student Activities and Greek Life
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.5479 
Biography

Amanda joined the Student Life staff in June of 2020.  She oversees all aspect of Student Activities, Greek Life, and coordinates the New Student Orientation.  Amanda earned her undergraduate degree in Women's Studies from Iowa State University and her master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University.  Amanda is originally from Urbandale, Iowa.

Email:  amanda.pearce@centre.edu  

Sidney Saxen

Sidney Saxen
Coordinator of Civic and Community Engagement & the Bonner Program
Centre College Student Life Office 2nd floor Warehouse Work Phone: 859.238.6915
Biography

Sidney, originally from Orlando, FL,  joined the Student Life Staff in July of 2022. She is a 2022 graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Fl., with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Education as well as a Certificate in Community Engagement. During her time at Stetson, she served as a student leader in the Bonner Program, where she helped facilitate intersectional training meetings centered around social justice. She also served with Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, where she supported a team of Bonner students in planning and facilitating community building events. Other involvements include Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Beta Kappa. Sidney will support the Bonner Program students in their engagement with local community partners. 

Email: sidney.saxen@centre.edu

Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott
Associate Dean & Director of the Grissom Scholars Program
Centre College Student Life Office 2nd floor Warehouse Work Phone: 859.238.6086 
Biography

Sarah re-joined Centre College in 2001, serving as Associate Dean and Director of Residence Life.  She is a Centre graduate from 1993 and worked as co-director of Greek Life and Student Activities after graduating.  She received her master's degree in counseling psychology in 1997 from the University of Kentucky and serviced as Director of counseling and Health Services at Georgetown College from 1997-2001.  After working in the Student Life Office for 15 years, she moved to Admissions as Director of the Grissom Scholars Program for first-generation college students, and coordinating other scholarship programs on campus.  Sarah is now back in the Student Life Office as Associate Dean& Director of the Grissom Scholars Program.  Sarah has served the SACCOC accreditation organization as a reviewer for over ten years. 

Email: sarah.scott@centre.edu

Jessie Weasner

Jessie Weasner
Director of Civic and Community Engagement & the Bonner Program
Centre College Student Life Office 2nd floor Warehouse Work Phone: 859.238.8752 
Biography

Jessie joined the student life staff in October of 2018.  She oversees community service programming and the Bonner Scholar and Leader programs.  Jessie earned her undergraduate degrees in religious studies and sociology from Bowling Green State University and her master of theological studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School.  She is currently a doctoral candidate in Miami University’s Student Affairs in Higher Education program.  Her dissertation focuses on civic education and explores how colleges and universities prepare students to be active and informed citizens in our democracy.  

Email: jessica.weasner@centre.edu

Alex Wright

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Assistant Director of the Grissom Scholars Program Student Life Work 2nd floor Warehouse Work Phone: 859.238.6089 
Biography

Alex graduated from Centre College in 2022 and started working as the Assistant Director of the Grissom Scholars Program soon after.  As a Grissom scholar himself, he jumped at the opportunity to continue working with the program.  Alex has also Co-Directed the Compass Program and worked on other various projects.

Email: alex.wright@centre.edu