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About Our Office

Our Purpose

The Monroe Community College Office of Student Life & Leadership Development is committed to student success first and foremost. The staff strive to provide extended learning environments through programming, service learning and personal interactions. We guide students in their journey to holistically develop and enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills. It's our focus that students are empowered to become inclusive global citizens and active participants in their communities.

Betty Stewart

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Betty is responsible for the overall supervision and leadership of the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, and for ensuring that students have the opportunity to engage in a robust co-curricular program. She enjoys helping students find their passion and develop skills they will use while at MCC and throughout their lives. Among other things, two of Betty’s favorite responsibilities include serving as the advisor to the MCC Student Government Association and working with the rest of the Student Life staff to engage the campus community through leadership programming.

Since starting at MCC in 1989, Betty has had a variety of responsibilities. She was appointed as Director of the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, in 2005. Betty received a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Sociology, from SUNY Geneseo and a Master of Arts, in Student Personnel Administration, from Slippery Rock University (PA). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting, fixing things around her house, and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Jodi Oriel


Jodi serves as the liaison for nearly twenty clubs and organizations on MCC's Brighton Campus. She is the contact advisor for MCC's award-winning Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter.  Jodi is responsible for facilitating the Leadership Program, Visiting Scholars Series, and Scholars’ Day. A humanitarian at heart, she also serves as the Director for the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Project. She always strives to provide new, exciting and meaningful opportunities for students to connect with each other, as well as the Office.

Jodi is a very proud alumna of Monroe Community College (Liberal Arts). She received her Bachelor’s of Science from SUNY Brockport and Master's of Science, in Student Development, from Buffalo State College. 

Shirley Batista-Provost

Shirley is the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development and an adjunct Associate Professor.  She is responsible for managing, directing, and implementing engaging programs and events in an effort to ensure a positive learning experience for all students on campus.

Shirley is also responsible for being a Cross Cultural liaison in the PRISM Multicultural Center at MCC. Shirley is passionate about creating opportunities for the growth and education of students and has proven this through an extensive list of accomplishments that involve student leadership.

In her spare time she paints landscapes and portraits, spends time traveling with friends and family and works part-time at the YMCA.  She attends dog shows and loves to dive into cultural arts and crafts. Shirley has worked in the student services area for 20 years. 

Maryjane Starr

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Maryjane has provided administrative support to the Director of the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development since September, 2011. Additionally, since 2014, she has provided the administrative support to MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is an alumna of Monroe Community College and attended SUNY Brockport. Her extra-curricular activities include singing in the Greece Choral Society and her church choir. Volunteering with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Greece Performing Arts Society and her home church keep her active on weekends. She has two children who are also alumni of MCC, and who both continued on to SUNY Brockport and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Sharon Rappenecker

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Sharon is a secretary in the Office of Student Life & Leadership Development. She started at MCC in March, 2017, after working for an on-site facilities management vendor at the Eastman Kodak Co. Her background includes document management, database maintenance, mail services, business administration and finance. Sharon is a Rochester native and a mother of one. When she is not at work, you can find her enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family.

Where and When to Find Us...

R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Building 3-126
M - F   8:45am - 4:45pm
(585) 292-2534
Fax: (585) 292-3824 

Staff Listing

NamePhone #Email
Stewart, Elizabeth M., Director585-292-2536
Oriel, Jodi M., Assoc. Director585-292-2533
Batistta-Provost, Shirley , Asst. Director585-292-2544
Rappenecker, Sharon , Secretary585-292-2744
Brooks, Errika S.585-292-2549
Dillion, Junior 585-292-2553
Gue, Melissa J.585-292-2532
Guess-Bardques, Char G.585-292-3641
Parks, Sherry 585-292-3321