Central Office

David Zamojski

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
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David Zamojski As Assistant Dean of Students, I serve on the Dean of Students’ leadership team for the Division of Student Life; my specific responsibilities include oversight of Residence Life, University Orientation for new students, staff training and development for the Division, and various projects for the Dean of Students.

As Director of Residence Life, I provide leadership and direction to an 11,500-student, 150-building program, with 27 full-time live-in professionals, 15 faculty-in-residence, 18 clerical staff members, and 285 resident assistants.  Boston University’s housing system is one of the largest among private universities in the United States.

My involvement in NASPA, an international association of student affairs administrators in higher education, includes two recent terms on its Board of Directors as National Director of Knowledge Communities and as Director of Region I, which includes the New England states and several Canadian provinces and European nations.

On campus, I advise Human United, Giving Support (HUGS), a student organization whose members perform random acts of kindness and offer free hugs on Friday afternoons on Commonwealth Avenue near Marsh Chapel.  I have been awarded the University’s Honorary Scarlet Key Award for extraordinary involvement in student activities and organizations, and am an honorary inductee in Boston University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

I earned my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Syracuse University.

Kenn Douglass

Senior Associate Director of Residence Life
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Kenn Douglass I was born in the Caribbean and attended high school in Washington D.C.  (I am actually very knowledgeable about the district “Chocolate City” and can be a great guide).  I attended Cornell University where I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  After leaving Cornell, I joined the Residence Life staff at Boston University and have served as a Residence Hall Director at Warren Towers, an Area Director for Warren Towers, South Campus and West Campus Residences, and the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Administration.  I enjoy working with students and living in Boston on campus.  I can be found attending events on campus, in certain bookstores trying to enhance my book collection, and volunteering with elders in the greater Boston area, especially during the holidays.

Shawna Altenburger

Associate Director of Residence Life for Administration
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Shawna AltenburgerI was born and raised Cleveland, Ohio. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Wright State University. After completing my undergraduate degree on went on to pursue and my Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education with a focus on College Student Affairs and Leadership from Grand Valley State University. Although I often miss the Midwest, I have enjoyed living in Boston since 2007, and now proudly call it home. I currently live in South Campus with my husband and our two children.



Associate Director of Residence Life for Student and Staff Development
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Gerry Falcon

Fiscal and Operations Administrator
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Gerry FalconI was born and raised in North Adams, part of the beautiful Berkshire County, where I worked as an internal auditor at a local bank.  In the early 1980’s our family relocated to Hadley, MA where for 6 years I worked as a paralegal for a law firm in Northampton.  In  February, 1993, my late husband and I joined the staff at Boston University—he as the Director of Custodial Services and I as the assistant to the Clinical Education Professors for the Physical Therapy Department at Sargent College.  On June 1, 2011, I began my 14th year as the Fiscal and Operations Administrator for Residence Life where I manage the department’s budget.  As part of the central Residence Life staff, my role involves primarily fiscal interaction with the Administrative Secretaries, Area and Residence Hall Directors, and Assistant Directors, which includes ensuring that all of the Residence Life staff, including the student employees, are paid.

As much as I love taking advantage of all that the great city of Boston has to offer with its museums, shows and winning sports teams, at the end of the day I look forward to heading to the beautiful little town of Sutton which is currently home for me.


Administrative Assistant
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