Meet the Staff

Student Involvement Staff Bios


tim mooreTim Moore

Job title: Director, Student Involvement and Student Activities Center
Primary tasks: Leadership and administration of the office of Student Involvement
University of Richmond Bachelor of Arts; Western Illinois University Master of Science
Background: Tim has worked at Southwest Minnesota State University, Idaho State University, the University of Nebraska, Dartmouth College and Southern Methodist University.
Intellectual interests: customer experiences, organizational development, event management and administration, change management, risk management and legal issues in campus activities.


Lee annLee Ann Riffle

Job title: Administrative Assistant – Student Involvement
Primary tasks: To help the offices Student Involvement with their daily functions and to assist students with what they may need in their daily routines.
Undergraduate degree: Bellarmine University, Associates in Psychology
I have worked in the administrative field for the past 20 years in the private sector before coming to the University of Louisville in 2009. I began my career at UofL working as the Administrative Assistant in the Disability Resource Center
Other interests: I enjoy watching football and basketball, Jazzercising, reading, and my grandson.


Student Activities Board


Stuart L. Neff

Job title: Coordinator for Special Projects –Student Activities Board
Primary tasks: Advise and serve as a resource to the Student Activities Board in the production and promotion of student events; provide assistance for the Board’s organizational functions; direct training and development programs for the Board; assist the department in advising all student groups in the safe and legal presentation of student events
Home town:
Louisville, Kentucky
Undergraduate degree: University of Louisville; Bachelor of Arts in English & History: May 1981
Graduate degree: University of Louisville; Master of Arts in English: May 2004
Background: 14 years as Student Activities professional staff; 6 years undergraduate involvement in student activities; former nightclub manager and independent event promoter; former English teacher; former student political activist; former bartender
Other interests: spending time with my family; reading; watching old movies; hiking; writing unfinished novels

George J. Howe

Job title: Director of Red Barn Special Programs
Primary tasks: provide services and program space, provide financial support to student groups for programs and raise funds to provide student scholarships and financial support to student groups through six endowed programs
Home town: Grove City, PA
Undergraduate degree: Muskingum College, New Concord, OH; Bachelor’s degree in History
Graduate degree: Master’s degree in secondary education from West Virginia University
Background: Forty-seven in the field of Student Activities – four at WVU and the past 43 at U of L.
Other interests: Love spending time with family, including my wife Karen Howe, daughter Heidi and grandson Drew; daughter Amy, son-in-law Alex and granddaughters Haley and Alba. Enjoy hanging out in George’s General Store in our basement where we play 45 rpm records. I’m an active member of Highland United Methodist Church.


SaraJose Lopez

Job title: Graduate Assistant –Student Activities Board
Primary tasks: Advise Student Activities Board committees and chairpersons and provide guidance on program implementation and event promotion.

Undergraduate degree: University of Central Florida; Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Graduate degree: University of Louisville; Master of Education in College Student Personnel, expected completion: May 2017

Background: While working in sales for General Mills and Coca-Cola, I had the opportunity to volunteer with high school students where I discovered my passion for working with students. In November 2014, I began a career in higher education, and I am excited to continue my education in student affairs.

Other interests: Reading, writing, traveling, and any opportunity for public speaking.


CharlesCharles Delp

Job title: Graduate Assistant for the Student Activities Board (SAB)
Primary tasks: I advise three of the six committees that make up SAB: Campus Life, Diversity, and Film.
Home town: Danville, KY
Undergraduate degree: Asbury University; Bachelor of Arts in English Education (grades 8-12)
Graduate degree: University of Louisville; Master of Education in College Student Personnel, expected completion: May 2015
Background: During my undergrad, I worked primarily with New Student Orientation and First-Year Experience Programs.
Other interests: Writing, running, golfing, cooking (and eating in general).


Student Leadership


pamPam Nessle Curtis

Job title: Director for Student Leadership and Service and Associate Director for Student Involvement
Primary tasks: all leadership and service programming, including alternative service breaks, Elect Her and Leadership Quest
Home town: Camden, NY
Undergraduate degree: SUNY Cortland, Bachelors of Science in Recreation 1981
Graduate degree: University of Florida; Master of Education in College Student Personnel, 1986
Background: Worked at Disney World for three years before attending graduate school and then began working at UofL in 1986 as a resident director for Miller Hall and stayed in Housing and Residence Life until 2007
Other interests: Reading, NFL football and college basketball, random acts of kindness, really bad and really good TV and my two sons who are both UofL students.

kathyKathy Meyer

Job title: Coordinator –Student Leadership
Primary tasks: Coordinate leadership and service opportunities for students; serve as advisor to the Engage, Lead, Serve Board, Freshmen LEAD, and Task Force Freshmen programs.
Home town: Louisville, KY
Undergraduate degree: University of Louisville; Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Graduate degree: University of Louisville; Master of Education in College Student Personnel
Background: Over eight years of experience working in student leadership and new student orientation programs; other areas of interest in Student Affairs include academic advising and campus activities
Other interests: Spending time with family, Cardinal sports, leisure reading, arts and crafts, and relaxing in the great outdoors.

heidiHeidi Elmer

Job title: Department Assistant – Leadership and Service
Primary tasks: Coordinate service opportunities, leadership opportunities, and recognition events for students Home town: South Hadley, Massachusetts
Undergraduate degree: Mount Holyoke College; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduate degree: University of Louisville; Master of Education in College Student Personnel, expected completion: Dec 2014
Background: Former dance instructor/nanny turned student affairs professional; I worked for two years at a community college with dual enrollment students before coming to UofL
Other interests: I love being at the beach, spending time outdoors, and playing with animals.


JuliaAlli Lake

Job title: Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programs

Primary tasks: Help advise Freshmen LEAD and Task Force Freshmen; Provide and assist with the development of leadership programs for students

Undergraduate degree: Centre College; Bachelor of Science in Biology and Spanish

Graduate degree: University of Louisville; Master of Education in College Student Personnel, expected completion: May 2017

Background: At Centre I was involved in sorority life as a member and officer of Kappa Kappa Gamma and residence life as a sorority house manager as well as numerous academic and social clubs.  I was also a member of the Centre Dance Team, and worked as an assistant in the Dean's Office for 4 years.  Following graduation, I volunteered for the AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides program in Cincinnati through Cincinnati Youth Collaborative where I worked with high school students to help them through the college process.  It was through this experience that I fell in love with student affairs.
Other interests: Leadership programs, Study Abroad, Service Learning



BrittanyBrittany Barnes

Job title: Department Assistant
Primary tasks:
Coordinate MLK Day of Service & Student Awards. Assist staff with office programming and general tasks.
Undergraduate degree:
University of Louisville; Bachelor of arts in Sociology Graduate Degree: University of Louisville; Master of Education in College Student Personnel; expected completion: May 2017
Graduate degree:
University of Louisville; Master of Education in College Student Personnel, expected completion: May 2015
Brittany was a leader in her undergrad, sharing her involvement between CONECT Peer Mentoring, Student Orientation Staff, and instructing Marching Band Colorguard. She took a year off after graduation to spend with family before returning to U of L for graduate school. She aspires to work in student affairs in the future
Other interests: Music, Tumblr, Graffiti, anything involving adventure or positive vibes, I’m there!

Student Organizations


JulieJulie Onnembo

Job title: Assistant Director of Student Involvement
Primary tasks: Liaison between student orgs, advisers and university departments; advocate for student orgs, off-campus students and non-traditional students. Manage student recognition programs, including student awards and Homecoming court.
Home town: Kearny, New Jersey
Undergraduate degree: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, BA in Literature & Language
Graduate degree: University of Louisville, Master of Education in College Student Personnel
Background: A New Jersey native, worked at Stockton College from 1987-1992. Moved to Kentucky in 1992 and began working at UofL in Student Involvement as a Graduate Assistant - now Assistant Director.
Other interests: The Jersey Shore (not the TV show!), Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, reading, music, college sports, concerts and musicals, and most of all - spending time with my son Trevor!

Fraternity & Sorority Life


Allison Commings

Job title: Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Primary tasks: Provide oversight and leadership development for campus fraternities and sororities associated with the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council.

Home town: Southern Indiana
Undergraduate degree: Undergraduate degree:  Eastern Kentucky University;  Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Graduate degree: Ball State University:  Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

Background: Served as a Leadership Development Consultant for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for two years after undergrad where she colonized a new chapter at New York University and traveled to more than 35 campuses in the United States and Canada.  Previously worked at Texas A&M University with over 900 student organizations on risk management implementation and event planning and served as the Panhellenic Council advisor.  Most recently served as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Middle Tennessee State University.

Other interests: Travel, sports, golfing, reading, and volunteering in the community.


JeffreyJeffrey Cross

Job title: Program Coordinator for National Pan-Hellenic Council and Student Involvement
Primary tasks: Advise the NPHC executive council, spearhead leadership programming initiatives, and offer support to other activities in programs within Student Involvement and Fraternity & Sorority Life.
Home town: Sanford, North Carolina
Undergraduate degree: North Carolina State; Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Graduate degree: Appalachian State University; Master of Education in College Student Development
Background: Joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as an undergraduate, and served as president of the NPHC council at NC State. In graduate school, was a graduate assistant for the Multicultural Center, and co-advised the NPHC council at Appalachian State.
Other interests: Running, Game of Thrones and trying new types of cuisine.




Dave Shaw

Job title: Assistant Director for Facilities
Primary tasks:
Managing facility operations, maintenance, use and renovations
Home town:
Monmouth, Illinois
Undergraduate degree:
BA Mass Communications Public Communication and a minor in Film- Western Illinois University
Graduate degree: MS in Education with an emphasis on College Student Personnel - Eastern Illinois University
Background: Lived in Illinois, Texas, California, Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana. Previously worked at the University of Georgia Tate Student Center.
Other interests: David is active in the Association for College Unions International and a former Hall of Fame award winner for the National Association for Campus Activities Great Lakes Region in 2000. He was selected as the recipient of the University of Louisville 2001 Community Service Award for Staff. He has been active in the community by serving as President for Clark County Habitat for Humanity from 2000 until 2004. David proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1976 until 1980 as a Pharmacy Technician. In his spare time he enjoys his family and computer gaming.


Albert Burton

Job title: Coordinator for Facilities & Operation  
Primary tasks: building operations & event setups
Home town: Louisville 
Undergraduate degree: BS, Accounting
Background: Christian, husband, & father



KennyKenny "Q" Quisenberry

Job title: Coordinator of Operations - Student Involvement
Primary tasks: Evening operations of the Student Activities Center.
Home town: Louisville, Kentucky
Undergraduate degree: University of Louisville, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Graduate degree: University of Louisville, Master of Education in Sports Administration
Background: Graduate of the University of Louisville. Served as Basketball Manager, and as a member of the Student Orientation Staff. Former employee of UofL Athletics.
Other interests: UofL Sports, trivia, movies.


Lynn Gold

Job title: Reservations and Conference Services Coordinator
Primary tasks: Manage event reservation system and conference services for the Student Activities Center and Red Barn and associated facilities for all University student groups, departments and outside organizations.