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

Kendrick Durham

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Associate Dean of Student Life
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, advises the Student Government Association, and numerous registered student clubs and organizations, and he supervises the areas of Campus Activities, Community Service, 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

Randy Hays

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Vice President and Dean of Student Life
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.5471
Biography

Randy was promoted to the position of Vice President and Dean of Student Life in 2000 after serving since 1993 as Director of Residence Life and Counseling and Associate Dean of Student Life. As Vice President and Dean of Student Life, Randy continues to have an “open door” policy, which invites all students to call upon him for advice or direction here at Centre College. His philosophy for the Student Life Office is that each student deserves to have the best “outside the classroom” experience along with the best education while at Centre College. Randy earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College and a master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kentucky.

 

Vice President and Dean of Student Life Randy Hays receives “Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service” award at CPAK Conference

Feb. 2, 2016 Vice President and Dean of Student Life Randy Hays was recognized with the “Dr. Fred Rhodes Outstanding Service” award at the 2016 College Personnel Association of Kentucky (CPAK) Conference held on Centre College’s campus on Jan. 29.

The award commends outstanding professionals who have made significant professional contributions or achievements on a campus, or at the state or regional level. Nominees also demonstrate professional ethics, dedication and commitment to the principles of the college personnel profession. More….

Email: randy.hays@centre.edu

Amanda Halfacre

 
Director of Greek Life and New Student Orientation
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 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.  

Jack Layden

 Jack Layden
Director of Campus Activities and Leadership Programming
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.5532 
Biography

Jack joined the Student Life Office in July, 2019.  Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jack earned his bachelor's degree in Business Management from Eckerd College and his master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Higher Education Administration from Boston University.  As the Director of Campus Activities and Leadership Programming, he oversees the Campus Center, including managing the reservation system and supervising the Campus Center student staff.  Additionally, he oversees leadership programming and serves as the advisor for the Student Activities Council (SAC).

Email: jack.layden@centre.edu

Sophia Lombardo

Sophia Lombardo
Coordinator for Community Service and the Bonner Program
Centre College Student Life Office Campus Center Work Phone: 859.238.6915
Biography

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Sophia earned her Bachelors of Arts in Global Management Leadership at Earlham College in 2019 and joined the Student Life office that summer as the Coordinator of Community Service and the Bonner Program.  In this position, she helps the Bonner students develop their leadership potential as well as support the campus-wide community engagement efforts.  Sophia was a Bonner Scholar at Earlham and did an internship at the Bonner Foundation.  

Email: sophia.lombardo@centre.edu

Jessie Weasner

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Director of Community Service and the Bonner Program Student Life Work Campus Center 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.

Jessie is an AmeriCorps VISTA alum and is originally from Bloomville, Ohio.