MC Welcomes New Director of Student Life


Direct of Student Life, James Stascavage.

By: Whitney de Valroger Managing Editor

Direct of Student Life, James Stascavage.-- Photo: Samira Georgi

Heads up Montgomery College, there is a new director in town. The Rockville Office of Student Life is pleased to welcome James Stascavage as the newly appointed Director of Student Life.

Growing up in Connecticut, Stascavage attended public schools outside of Hartford. Graduating from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, he earned a Master’s Degree in higher education administration from Boston College’s Lynch Graduate School of Education.

Stascavage is brand new to Montgomery College, coming most recently from the University of California, San Diego’s undergraduate Sixth College. For seven years, Stascavage assumed the role of Dean of Student Affairs. Before that, Stascavage resided in Providence, Rhode Island filling in several different dean positions in student life for Brown University.

Although hailing from various positions involving student life, the transition to MC does propose new challenges. Shifting from a four year private institution to MC, a public two-year college, proves, “Both new and natural,” said Stascavage. “Because I have never worked in a two year place before I’m learning a whole lot.”

Now here in Montgomery College, he is resuming the field of work he enjoys so much. As the new Director of Student Life, Stascavage is able to immerse himself in the student community, “Working with students to build community and support their personal development is really satisfying to me.”

The Office of Student Life is the organization in charge of the various clubs and activities available to the student body. It is their mission to provide activities to help build a community for the students and encourage them to be leaders and active members in their society. As of now there are roughly 70 clubs here on campus to join.

Visit the Office of Student Life, below the bookstore in the Campus Center for more information.