Student Activities Staff

Kim Cassel
Director of Student Activities

Kim Cassel
  • Education
    • Master of Arts, Educational Leadership, University of Central Florida
    • Bachelor of Arts, Interpersonal Communication, University of Central Florida
  • Academic Experience
    • Adjunct Professor, School of Integrated Studies, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Assistant Director for Campus Activities and Programs, Bucknell University

Kim has been at Penn College since 2004. Before assuming the Director position she served as the Assistant Director for Student Development and the Associate Director for Greek Life and Leadership. In addition to her other responsibilities, Kim is responsible for organizing the College’s orientation program, Connections, as well as Welcome Weekend.

Originally from Florida, Kim enjoys the outdoors, exercising, and hanging out with her husband and three little boys.

Sara Hillis Ousby
associate director of student activities for diversity & cultural life

Sara Hillis
  • Education
    • Doctoral Degree, Educational Leadership and Management, Drexel University (pursuing)
    • Master of Education, Higher Education Leadership, University of Arkansas
    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Academic Experience
    • Adjunct Professor, School of Integrated Studies, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Assistant Director of Student Programs and Leadership Development, Lycoming College
    • Coordinator of New Media and Programs, Texas A&M-University-Commerce

Sara joined the Student Activities staff in August 2009. As the Associate Director of Student Activities, she is responsible for advising the Student Government Association, working with student organizations, overseeing the Campus Center Information Desk, and programming efforts such as Parent & Family Weekend.

Sara, who was born and raised in Texas, enjoys live music, fine and performing arts, reading and a good cup of coffee. Sara is also an avid photographer, passionate cook, art junkie and outdoor enthusiast. During her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband.

Allison Bressler
Assistant Director of Student Activities for Programming and Greek Life

  • Education
    • Master of Arts, Student Personnel Services - Counseling, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Work Experience
    • Associate Director of Chapter Services, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
    • Alumnae and Volunteer Services Coordinator, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
    • Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Ohio Wesleyan University
    • Assistant Director for Student Programs and Leadership Development, Lycoming College

Allison joined the Student Activities Staff at Penn College in August 2013. As the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Programming and Greek Life she is responsible for advising the Wildcat Events Board (WEB), advising the Interfraternity Council (IFC), supporting Greek Life programming and operations, as well as supporting regular and annual college programming events.

Allison was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She has lived in Ohio and Indiana, but has finally made her way back home. Allison enjoys listening to a variety of music, seeking out new adventures, investigating local cuisine, and is a TV and film junkie.

Anthony Pace
Assistant Director of student activities for student organizations & orientation

Gayle Kielwein
Student Activities Accounting Assistant

Gayle Kielwein
  • Education
    • Master of Professional Studies, Human Resources and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University (pursuing)
    • Bachelor of Science, Technology Management, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Associate of Applied Science, Information Technology, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Work Experience
    • Executive Assistant, Williamsport YMCA
    • Information Specialist, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NH-VT

Gayle joined Penn College in December 2003. She maintains the budgets for Student Activities, Student Government Association, Wildcat Events Board, and all student organizations.

Gayle was born and raised in New England where the majority of her family lives and where she still calls home. Gayle enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband and three children.

Shannon Skaluba
Information Center Assistant

Shannon Skaluba
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, Anthropology, Bloomsburg University
  • Work Experience
    • Regular Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Madigan Library
    • Manager, Lake Mokoma Association
    • Retail Management for Famous Footwear, Bath & Body Works and American Eagle Outfitters

In the Spring of 2008, Shannon began working at Penn College in the Madigan Library as a Regular Part-Time Circulation Services Assistant.  In January, 2009, she joined the Student Activities staff as the Information Center Assistant.  Shannon oversees the daily operations of the Information Desk.  She processes Student Activities event approval forms, which include room reservations, work orders and media requests.  She also assists with selling fitness memberships, trips, and maintaining the student organization database. During the summer months, Shannon is involved behind the scenes with the Connections program; the first-year student orientation.  You will find her at the Information Desk Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Shannon, who grew up in a small town in neighboring Clinton County, loves spending time with her husband, Craig, and children, Grant and Chloe, who are her pride and joy.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, doing genealogical research, traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and collecting Civil War memorabilia, rocks, and fossils.  Shannon and her family live in Muncy Valley.

Mary Jane Baier
Evening Part-Time Information Center Clerk

Mary Jane Baier
  • Education
    • Associate Degree, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Office Information Systems, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Certificate, Clerk Typist, Williamsport Area Community College
  • Work Experience
    • Full-Time School Secretary, Secretary to the Assistant Dean for the School of Business & Computer Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Full Time School Secretary for the School of Construction & Design Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Bank Teller and New Account Clerk, Northern Central Bank

Since joining Penn College in January, 1999, Mary Jane found she loves the interaction with the staff and faculty, and especially with the students. “I enjoyed being a student and now I love being part of the Penn College family, being able to help students, their parents, the staff and faculty – Penn College is such a great place to work; I look forward to coming to work every day.”

Mary Jane was born and raised in Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport Area High School. She and her husband, Jimmy and their 4 cats recently moved to Newberry after living outside the city for 37 years. Mary Jane loves spending time with her Godson/nephew, Alex, taking brisk walks, hunting for antiques with Jimmy, or curing up with one of her kitties and a good book.

Sherry McKinney
Secretary to the Director of Student Activities

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