About Us


Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development Mission Statement

As an office within Student Development at Framingham State University, Student Involvement and Leadership Development strives to:

  • Serve as a student-focused resource that is critical in student engagement by providing inclusive, consistent and supportive practices.
  • Encourage students to engage in involvement opportunities to cultivate a sense of belonging and help build skills needed to be academically, professionally and personally successful.
  • Emphasize inclusive excellence in programming and community building through respectful exchange of ideas, purposeful social interaction, and ethical decision-making.
  • Promote accountability and self-efficacy skill development through club leadership, event planning and student employment.

Meet The Team

Sara Gallegos, Ed.D.

Director, (She/Her/Hers)

Sara oversees the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development, working with the wonderful staff and students that make getting involved at Framingham a memorable experience for any FSU student. Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Mexico State University, a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration & Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. When not at SILD, she spends her free time with her husband Tom, daughter Ana, their dog Norman, and cats Elphie and Mia.

Kayleigh Novac

Finance & Operations Manager, (She/Her/Hers)

As the Finance & Operations Manager, Kayleigh oversees the budgeting and spending of student organizations; anything from Amazon orders, to petty cash, and all things Banner behind the scenes. If you ever have a question or need help with anything related to your org and money, she is your go to. Kayleigh is a Framingham State University alum having graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three cats, Mike, Scotty, and Cece, as well as working on her hand lettering business.

Gina Pacitto

Student Involvement Administrative Manager, (She/Her/Hers)

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SILD is open Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.  

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