NASPA Online Learning Community

Strengthening the Partnerships Between Academics and Student Affairs

Recorded On: 10/16/2023

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Jackie Cetera

Director of Residential Education

Bucknell University

Completing her undergraduate work at the University of North Florida and her masters in College Student Development from Appalachian State University, Jackie brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience to the field. She has served in multiple capacities within Housing and Residential Life from several institutions including: Seton Hall University, Rutgers University, and Bucknell University.

Jackie’s passions include supervision, mentorship, and programming, specifically around the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion; fostering opportunities to engage students and staff in a meaningful and impactful way to increase awareness around issues of social justice and advocacy. 

Jackie's commitment to providing intentional and deliberate educational experiences for residential students goes beyond the institutional setting, but includes working collaboratively with community partners and others to broaden the scope of the work within our field. She is known for her authentic and transformative leadership development skills when working with her staff. On her home campus, Jackie works to bridge the gap between academic and student affairs to strengthen partnerships and shared responsibilities that contribute to academic success and lifelong learning for Buckellians.

Adrienne Jensen-Doray

Director of First-year Experience

Bucknell University

Adrienne Jensen-Doray (she/her) is the Director of First-year Experience at Bucknell University. She leads orientation and onboarding programs and initiatives for first-year and transfer students and advises the Orientation student leadership team. Previously, Adrienne led campus programming and leadership development at San Jose State University and worked in student activities at Union College in New York. Adrienne’s passions lie in supporting student engagement outside of the classroom, fostering student leadership development, and building inclusive communities. She holds an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and a master's degree in educational leadership from The College of William & Mary. 

Katherine Furlong

Executive Director, Research Services and Digital Scholarship

Bucknell University

Katherine Furlong is the Executive Director, Research Services & Digital Scholarship in the merged Library and Information Technology organization at Bucknell University. Previous positions include University Librarian at Susquehanna University, Director, Access and Technical Services at Lafayette College, Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian at Gettysburg College, and User Education/Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Maine at Farmington. 

Katherine is a proponent of student-centered and data-informed decision making, and her expertise has brought her to be  an Associate Director of the nationwide MISO Survey. 

Katherine has participated in the Frye Leadership Institute (2011), the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute (2006) and the Institute for Information Literacy. She has written and presented extensively on library administration, management and instruction. Katherine’s co-edited book, Letting Go of Legacy Services: Library Case Studies was published by American Library Association Press in 2014. She currently serves on the Board of the College Library Director Mentoring Program, and has served as president of the local chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries and as President of the Board of the Pennsylvania Interlibrary Delivery Service.

Bridging the gap between academic and student affairs is not a new concept, but can be a difficult challenge on our campuses. This webinar will provide models and spark ideas of how you can help strengthen partnerships and shared responsibilities across campus in order to contribute to both a student’s academic success and life outside the classroom.


10/12/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/16/2023  |  60 minutes
10/12/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 10/16/2023  |  60 minutes