The Daniel M. Doyle Jr. Student Life Suite places the Division of Student Affairs just a few steps away from the Center for Student Involvement.
The suite includes a cozy reception area, staff offices and a conference room. Its most valuable attribute, though, is its location in the southwest corner of the university center’s second floor. South-facing windows overlook the residential side of campus, home to half Lynn’s students. West-facing windows in the offices of Anthony Altieri, vice president of student affairs, and Gary Martin, dean of students, overlook popular student hangouts, including the basketball and tennis courts, pool and Bobby Campbell Stadium.
Just across and down the hall, students run their clubs and organizations, meet with career staff, explore study abroad opportunities or nurse coffees in Christine’s.
“We are just steps from student government and other student organizations,” said Altieri. “Working in the university center immerses us in student life more than ever.”
“We are just steps from student government and other student organizations. Working in the university center immerses us in student life more than ever.”
Anthony Altieri, vice president of student affairs
Student affairs staff are dedicated to helping students navigate their young professional years and develop critical thinking, social and leadership skills. The office's close proximity to the Student Resource Room and Center for Student Involvement helps increase the team's visibility and—hopefully—makes it easier for students to feel comfortable seeking additional mentoring services.
“Students learn the most when things don’t go as planned, and our students step up to the challenge. But if they reach an impasse, they now have support from professional staff all around them,” Altieri added.
He and his team oversee 10 departments related to students’ well-being, from campus recreation and campus safety, to the health center and counseling.
Giving back to the community is second nature to Daniel M. Doyle Jr. and Nicole Doyle, who funded the student affairs suite. In fact, Mr. Doyle's company, DEX Imaging, generously donates one third of its profits.