Meet the Student Affairs Staff
Student Affairs is a division that encompasses many areas of campus that students utilize outside the classroom. If you are interested in getting involved on campus, there are many opportunities available. We also have services available should you need to seek a medical or mental health professional. We service both our commuter and residential students and are here to listen to student concerns.
Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Andrew A. Foster has over 24 years' experience working in Catholic Higher Education Institutions. He joined the Albertus Magnus College community in 2005 from Fairfield University, where he served as Sr. Associate Director of Financial Aid. Foster earned a B.A. in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and a M.A. in Leadership from Albertus Magnus College. Throughout his tenure at Albertus, he served as the Director of Financial Aid, Dean for Student Services, and now serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. As Vice President for Student Affairs, Andrew is responsible for managing and providing strategic leadership and oversight for a variety of offices within the full-time traditional undergraduate student affairs division.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
Nathan Friesema, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator, joined the College in 2020. He oversees the Offices of Residential Life, Community Standards and Title IX. Nathan earned his Bachelors in Interpersonal Communications from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and his Masters in Leadership & Public Administration from Centenary University. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, watching football, playing board games, and smoking BBQ.
Associate Dean for Student Engagement and New Student Orientation
Erin Morrell is the Associate Dean for Student Engagement and New Student Orientation. She is currently in her fifteenth year at Albertus Magnus College. She has a bachelor of science from the University of Connecticut and a master of arts from Fairfield University. Erin is responsible for the overall administration of the Office of Campus Activities, the Hubert Campus Center and the student employees. She co-advises the Student Government Association and all student organizations on campus, plans leadership trainings and coordinates all of the New Student and Transfer Orientation sessions. She also teaches part time as an instructor on campus and advises a community service organization at a nearby university. In her spare time she enjoys baking, reading, traveling and having fun with her family and friends.
Awilda Burroughs is the Operations Assistant for Student Affairs. She is currently in her second year at Albertus Magnus College. Awilda is a student in the Accelerated Degree Program at Albertus Magnus College, she is pursuing her Bachelor Degree in Business Management. She is fluent in Spanish. She resides in Hamden, CT. Her hobbies are cooking, shopping and traveling.
Director of Residential Life & Community Standards
Haley joined the team at Albertus in the Fall of 2020 as the Director of Residential Life and Community Standards. Haley earned her bachelors degree in Sociology from Keene State College and a Masters in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island. In addition to working with college students, Haley enjoys coffee, reality TV and spending time with her fiancé and cat.
Coordinator for Student Engagement
Dan is the Coordinator for Student Engagement. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Suffolk University. Dan grew up in northern Massachusetts, and is excited to for the opportunity to learn about and explore Connecticut! When Dan is not working, you can find him playing board games, reading or trying new coffee shops around the area. Make sure to reach out to him if you have any questions or need anything!
Coordinator for International Student Services & Engagement
Miriam Randall is the Coordinator for International Student Services & Engagement. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Multicultural Psychology. Miriam has been working in the international education field for 5 years. She is passionate about helping students thrive as well as diversity and cross-cultural communication. When Miriam is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and friends, cooking, traveling, trying new things or learning about different cultures.
Project Director for the Prevention of Gender Based Violence
Norah Hartlipp is currently in her first year at Albertus Magnus College and is the Project Director for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence. She has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Marist College. Norah is very passionate about preventing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and has worked to help survivors of these incidents since she was in college. When she is not at work, Norah loves to spend time hiking with her dogs, rooting for the New Orleans Saints, refinishing furniture, and cooking for her family!
Jennifer Evans, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jennifer Evans has been a part of the Albertus team since 2018. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in practice for nearly 20 year specializing in adolescent and young adult work. Jennifer has had the opportunities to work with a variety of different populations, including those who have been impacted by trauma, anxiety, and depression. She has a many years of experience collaborating the academic as well as social emotional needs of students to help them reach their full potential. She graduated from Southern CT State University with her Bachelors degree in Social Work, and then studied at Fordham University to receive her Master of Arts in Social Work. In addition to her campus responsibilities, she runs a successful private practice. Jennifer has always loved higher education and the opportunities it brings. She enjoys creating in many forms and can often be found outside with her husband, daughters and Golden Retriever.
Clinical Psychologist, Psy.D.
Dr. Mattiace has been with the Counseling Center since 2018. She graduated with an undergraduate and Master of Arts degree from Marist College and earned a second Master of Arts Degree and Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford. She comes to Albertus Magnus College with nearly 20 years experience working in various clinical settings with diverse populations. Areas of research have been in trauma and emotional regulation. Dr. Mattiace believes college can be both an exciting and challenging time in life and loves working with individuals coping with this transition. She particularly enjoys working with students struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, and issues related to identity and sexuality. Additionally, she enjoys supervising other clinicians, as well as creating and delivering professional development and psycho-educational workshops. When not at work, Dr. Mattiace loves spending time with her husband and three children.
Elena Tamayo Heitz is the Registered Nurse in Health Services and joined the Albertus Magnus College community in Fall 2016 after 6 years of primary care nursing. Elena has a BA in Sociology with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Nursing from Quinnipiac University. As a former RA and member of the UCONN programming board, Elena is excited to return to higher education where she can apply her passion for holistic nursing care and healthy communities. When not on campus Elena is having fun with her toddler, husband and two cats. She loves cooking, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
Elizabeth Magenheimer MSN, APRN has worked at Albertus Magnus College as a family nurse practitioner since 1982. She received her BS from Villanova University and her Masters degree from Yale University. Elizabeth also works in primary care in New Haven at the Fair Haven Community Health Center and teaches at Yale University School of Nursing. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. Her special areas of interest beyond general primary care include: Women’s health, Mindfulness Meditation and Diabetes Care and Prevention. She lives in New Haven with her husband and has two grown sons. She spends her free time reading, swimming at the Albertus Pool and cross country skiing.