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Unity bolsters student activities staff

Maine native Ouellette brings energy, experience as college grows campus activities.

Chris Ouellette

Chris Ouellette has been appointed Unity College resident director and coordinator of student activities, effective Aug. 1.

In his new role, Ouellette will function as a student activities coordinator and residence hall director, implementing quality activities and assisting in providing a safe residential environment for Unity College students.

He will select, train, and supervise Residential Life staff and manage operational functions in residence halls; provide direct services to students, such as personal and disciplinary counseling, and developmental, cultural, and educational programming; participate in planning and management of the residence hall system; and coordinate and promote a wide range of entertainment, cultural, recreational, and educational programs, and campus-wide events to enhance the Unity student experience.

Ouellette, a Millinocket native, holds a Master’s of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Sport Administration from Fort Hays State University in Kansas and a BA in Sports Management with a minor in Business from the University of New England.

“I’m excited to continue to ensure the success and growth of the intramural and club sports at Unity,” he said.  “Campus activity programming is critical to the holistic development of students.  I’m excited to provide a wide array of social, cultural, and recreational programs that are grounded in Unity College’s mission.”

As a Graduate Assistant at Fort Hays, Ouellette helped plan, develop, and coordinate more than 270 student programs, including budgeting and planning of travel, policy development, and securing needed facility space, among other duties.

“Chris shows the ability to be a leader with multiple skills and an interest in improving student life,” Dean of Student Affairs Gary Zane said. “We’re looking forward to welcoming him as our need for quality programs grows with our campus enrollment.”

Monday, August 10, 2015