Brian PatchcoskiBrian Patchcoski is the Director of the newly created LGBTQ Services Office and is joining Dickinson from Penn State where he served as the Assistant Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Student Resource Center. Brian holds a Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs/Higher Education from Penn State and a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton. As the Assistant Director of the Center at Penn State, Brian has held primary responsibility for the programming offered to the University community – inclusive of National Coming Out Week, Pride Week, the LGBTA Lecture Series, the LGBTQ Mentorship Program and other social justice related initiatives. He has also supervised student interns, advised student organizations, facilitated discussion groups, and has served as the Mid-Atlantic Representative for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals offering resources for students and staff on a national level.
Director, Office of LGBTQ Services
Over the past five years, Brian has worked extensively providing trainings and discussions with students, staff, faculty, and alumni exploring issues of sexuality and gender identity. While at Penn State, he has also taken part in several national research projects examining student identity development and campus climate. Since Brian’s arrival at Dickinson, he has been networking with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to learn about the great work already started at Dickinson. As the spring semester nears, Brian is excited to begin new educational trainings and programs for the College community.
Sara KlemannSara Klemann is the Landis House Program Assistant, and is a joint staff member of the Office of LGBTQ Services, the Women's Center, and the Office of Diversity Initiatives. Sara holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Rollins College and an M.A. in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College, where her work focused primarily on examining the intersection of masculinity, sexuality and race from a post-colonial perspective.
Phone: (717) 245-1931
Before coming to Dickinson, Sara spent time working in both the non-profit sector and higher education as avenues for exploring social justice work. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, she worked for the Center for New Words (now Women, Action & the Media), a non-profit dedicated to promoting gender equity and diversity in media. In higher education, she has worked with the Office of Multicultural Affairs at her undergraduate alma mater, Rollins College, doing programming and advising work with student organizations.
Sara has also earned a living as a tutor and writing consultant, in inventory processing/customer service with Borders bookstores, teaching college prep courses with high school students, and at the Dickinson College Children's Center providing care for the children of many faculty, staff, and Carlisle community members.
Nick BaileyNick Bailey is a First Year Student and Undeclared major from Waynesboro, PA. Nick is interested in social media, sustainable business, and coffee. On campus, he is also involved in Student Senate, the All-College Committee for Enrollment and Student Life, The Peddler, Spectrum, and the Liberty Cap Society. Nick is serving as the News and Digital Resource Pride Coordinator.
News and Digital Resources Pride Coordinator
Programming and Community Outreach Pride Coordinator
Devin Beaugureau is a Spanish and Women's and Gender Studies major from Chicago, Illinois. On campus, Devin has served on the LGBTQ Task Force, the President's Commission on Diversity, and the Gender-inclusive Bathroom Campaign, currently holding positions as Spectrum's president and facilitator of the Feminist Collective. Devin is serving as the Programming and Community Outreach Pride Coordinator.
Josh DavisJosh Davis is a senior International Studies and French major from Milford, Pennsylvania. Josh is the Pride @ Dickinson and LGBTQ Mentorship Pride Coordinator; he is especially excited to help shape a more inclusive campus environment for LGBTQ individuals and to raise awareness for LGBTQ issues. Dickinson has allowed Josh to expand his knowledge of activism in both a theoretical and a practical sense on a wide range of issues, which allows him to see the interconnectedness of all forms of inequality.
Pride @ Dickinson and LGBTQ Mentorship Pride Coordinator
Chalise T.S. SaundersChalise T.S. Saunders is a Women’s and Gender Studies major and is the Programming and Events Pride Coordinator. Not to be cheesy, but the one thing I love about being a student at Dickinson is my major. My department is friendly, fun and exciting! I'm excited for all of the cool events we're going to have and love being involved in this Office!
Programming and Events Pride Coordinator
Peter Oskar ShapiroPeter Oskar Shapiro is an American Studies major Film minor at Dickinson. Originally from New York City, Peter is interested in technology, social media, LGBT issues, and current world affairs. On campus, Peter is a member of Spectrum's Executive Board, a Resident Assistant (RA), a tour guide, and the Office of LGBTQ Services' Pride Student Coordinator.
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