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Meet Our Staff

KaraOstlund.jpgKara Ostlund
Associate Dean; Director of Conduct        

Ostlund joined Catawba in 2013 as Associate Dean and Director of Conduct, Housing and Residence Life. She earned her undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and Secondary Education, as well as her master's degree in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. Prior to Catawba, she worked at Middle Tennessee State University and Winthrop University with a number of responsibilities in residential life, student programs and support, advising, and academics.


kellyheinemen.jpgKelly Heinemann
Director of Housing and Residence Life & Supplemental Instruction
Phone: (704) 637-4382

Kelly serves as Director of Housing and Residence Life & Supplemental Instruction. 



Emily Schneider
Assistant Director for Residence Life; Coordinator of  Wellness
Phone: ext. 4577 (on campus)

Emily is a native of southwest Ohio who earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from Urbana University (Ohio) and an M.Ed in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro while working at Catawba as a graduate assistant. In addition to living on campus and supervising her side of RAs, Emily also oversees the Wellness Center, Intramurals, and Alcohol Programming.