About Us

Mission

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.

Jorge Gonzalez, M.Ed.

Assistant Director, (He/His/Him)

Its a great day to be a Ram. Serving as the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development, Jorge will be working as the adviser to SUAB,the experiential leadership programs, and serve as a resource to clubs/organizations. Jorge earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Saint Anselm College,and a Masters in Higher Education from Merrimack College. In his free time Jorge can be found trying to cross things off his bucket list with friends and/or in the search for the best taco spot.

Brendan Fraser, M.Ed.

Student Involvement Coordinator, (He/His/Him)

Brendan is the Student Involvement Coordinator in the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development. He received his Associates in Liberal Arts from MassBay Community College and then his Bachelors in English from Framingham State University before receiving his Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Salem State University. He comes to the SILD office with a background in Academic Advising. His passion and dedication to students is the reason for him working in higher education. He enjoys supporting students develop and grow into self-authored individuals who are ready to go out into the world and become successful. In his spare time, he's a huge movie buff and enjoys the occasional video game (more like a lot of them). He is also currently in development of a small business that helps people with job searching and CV creation.

Kayleigh Novac (MacMaster)

Administrative Assistant, (She/Her/Hers)

As the Administrative Assistant, 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 two cats, Mike and Scotty, as well as working on her hand lettering business.

Robin Lancaster

Club and Student Involvement Support Specialist, (She/Her/Hers)

Robin serves in an administrative role as the Club and Student Involvement Support Specialist. She produces event reports, the bi-weekly event calendar, coordinates the duties of the Student Office Assistants and supports the Operations Coordinator with the financial processes of the Department. She brings over ten years of experience in corporate human resources and in advising/counseling students at a university. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Journalism from the University of Maryland. In her spare time, she loves to garden, read, crochet and exercise. She lives in Dover with her husband, her son, the youngest of four and her beloved Standard Poodle, Bart.

Questions? 
SILD is open Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.  
508-626-4615
sild@framingham.edu

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