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. 

Errika Brooks

Errika Brooks

Errika is responsible for overseeing the Brighton Campus Success Scholars Program, The Center for Outreach and Volunteer Engagement (COVE) and the DWIGHT food pantry.  Errika also serves as the advisor for Campus Activities Board (CAB) and is the liaison to a few other student clubs.  In addition, Errika is the Brighton campus point person for the financial emergency assistance program Dreamkeepers.  She enjoys inspiring students to become the best versions of themselves and aims to enhance the quality of student life through promoting active campus involvement, leadership growth and personal development.

Errika received a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Communications, from SUNY Buffalo State and a Master of Science, in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration from Nazareth College of Rochester.  In her spare time, she enjoys home decor, refinishing vintage furniture, spending time with family, and COFFEE!

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.

Melissa Gue

Melissa is a secretary in the Office of Student Life & Leadership Development.  She started at MCC in August, 2005, after working for a property management company in the Bausch & Lomb World Headquarters building in Downtown Rochester.  She has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from FLCC and an Associate's Degree in Secretarial Science from Bryant & Stratton.  Melissa is a mother to four very active children.  She enjoys watching football and lacrosse, listening to music and most of all being 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
Oriel, Jodi M., Assoc. Director585-292-2533
Batistta-Provost, Shirley , Asst. Director585-292-2544
Rappenecker, Sharon , Secretary585-292-2744
Lawson, Matthew S., Program Manager
Brooks, Errika S.585-292-2549
Dinkle, Marla
Gue, Melissa J.585-292-2532
Guess-Bardques, Char G.585-292-3641
Martin, Denee J.
Parks, Sherry 585-292-3321