Rick Danals, Ph.D.

photo of Rick DanalsDirector
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5543
Email: rick.danals@wright.edu

Background

Rick joined the staff in September 2004. He has worked at Kent State University, Hiram College, Ohio University and The University of Akron and has held positions in student activities, student unions, and student affairs administration since 1986. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Management from The University of Akron, a Master's of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from Kent State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. Rick is responsible for the overall leadership of the department. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Organizational Leadership in the College of Education. "I enjoy working with WSU students and helping them grow with their leadership responsibilities and personal development. I look forward to my work every day! I find it energizing to work with students, faculty and staff in this collaborative and creative environment."

Gina Keucher

photo of Gina KeucherAssistant Director
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5560
Email: keucher.3@wright.edu

Background

Gina Keucher joined the Student Activities staff in 2007, working as a graduate assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and in 2009 became the Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity & Sorority Life and Leadership.  A graduate of WSU, and an active alumnae member of Sigma Kappa Sorority (Epsilon Eta, Findlay College), Gina served six years as advisory board chair to the Sigma Kappa chapter at the University of Dayton; served two years as a National Collegiate Province Officer. After working closely with college students as an advisor, Gina returned to WSU and received a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education in June 2009.

Debbie Lamp

photo of Debbie LampAssociate Director
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5566
Email: debra.lamp@wright.edu

Background

Debbie joined the staff in July 2012. She is a northern New Jersey native but has lived most of her adult life in Ohio. She attended Otterbein University where she was an English secondary education major and was extremely involved with student activities, Greek life, and governance. This involvement led her to Bowling Green State University where she earned a master’s degree in college student personnel and another in counseling. “I enjoy empowering students to attain their goals. I enjoy exploring all that Wright State University has to offer as well as the surrounding community.”

Jack Pence

photo of Jack PenceAssistant Director
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5570
Email: jack.r.pence@wright.edu

Background

Jack joined the Student Activities staff in July 2012. He works with student organization leaders in developing their programs and advising the University Activities Board (UAB). Jack is from the Dayton Area and is proud to be called a Buckeye. Jack has his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University, where he was heavily involved with the Programming Board and Campus wide Philanthropy, Dance Marathon. He has his Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Dayton in 2009. Jack came from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he worked with the Fraternities and Sororities, as well as the University Service Learning organization. “I am really excited to come to Wright State and Student Activities. The office and University has great energy and will just be FUN to work in. This is the hometown school for me and I enjoy working with “Rowdy Raiders” here at Wright State.”

Lenny Gonzalez

photo of Lenny GonzalezAccounting Clerk
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5574
Email: leonard.gonzalez@wright.edu

Background

Lenny joined the staff in Spring 1999. He has held positions in the Physical Plant and Payroll Departments before joining the Office of Student Activities. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Education from Wright State University and an Associate of Arts in Pre-Professional Business from Lorain County Community College. Lenny is responsible for maintaining the accounts for the department as well as the student organizations including The Guardian, WWSU Radio Station, Rainbow Alliance, University Activities Board, Greek Life, and all the student clubs on campus. "Having been a student and employee since 1991 on the Wright State campus has been a rewarding experience. I feel extremely fortunate to work in an environment surrounded by remarkable staff members and phenomenal students. Without question, when I began working in The Office of Student Activities- I hit the Lottery!"

Dasha Harris

photo of Dasha HarrisGraduate Assistant
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone : (937) 775-5570

Background

Dasha is originally from Dayton, OH and is enrolled in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Masters Program. She is the Fraternity and Sorority Life graduate assistant and currently the advisor for Wright State’s NPHC Chapter. Dasha received her bachelor's degree from Miami University in Middle Childhood Education and was very involved in many different aspects of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Miami. “I am thrilled to be working with the Fraternities and Sororities and hopes to have a strong hand in the continued success of Wright State’s Greek Life!”

Jeff Klemm

photo of Jeff KlemmGraduate Assistant
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5547

Background

Jeff joined the Student Activities staff in May 2013 as the Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development. He grew up in Parma, OH, which is a suburb of Cleveland. Jeff graduated from Ohio University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and was heavily involved with the music program, including being a member of the Ohio University Marching 110. After graduation, Jeff accepted a job with the Cleveland Browns and spent two seasons with the team. He is now working towards his Master’s Degree in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program. “I am very excited to be back in the university atmosphere working with students once again. The Office of Student Activities offers so much to help students succeed, and I look forward to being a part of that.”

Nicholas LaTorre

photo of Nicholas LaTorreGraduate Assistant
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5570

Background

Nick joined the Student Activities staff in May 2013 as the Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs. He was raised in Logan, Ohio and graduated from Logan High School in 2003 where he was deeply involved in the school newspaper, "The Chieftain," and spent most of his time working in the newsroom. Nick graduated from Ohio University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and spent the next year as a reporter for Suburban News Publications in Columbus, Ohio. After working outside of academia for a brief period, Nick decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. “I'm very excited to be involved with the Office of Student Activities at Wright State University. Working with students has always been a passion of mine and I’m glad to once again have the opportunity.”

Susan Ross

photo of Susan VanceGraduate Assistant
Office: W019 Student Union
Phone: (937) 775-5570
Email: vance.49@wright.edu

Background

Susan joined the Student Activities staff in July 2012 as the Graduate Assistant for GLBTQA Initiatives. In her role she supervises the GLBTQA Resource Room, coordinates the Panel Program, co-advises Rainbow Alliance and develops and implements programs and services for the GLBTQA community. Susan was born and raised in Dayton. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wright State and is continuing her education in the Master of Education program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. “I am thrilled to be working with students again. I’ve had other careers, but none have provided me with the personal satisfaction that I gain while helping students achieve their goals.”