Who We Are

Rachael Stark, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Vice President and Dean of Students


Dr. Rachael Stark joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in November 2011 as the Associate Dean of Students with direct responsibility for the CARE Team, Temple’s behavior intervention team.  Since the summer of 2016, she has been serving as the Senior Associate Dean of Students.  Her current portfolio focuses on student resiliency and includes Disability Resources and Services, the Cherry Pantry and the CARE Team.  As of May 2023, Dr. Stark is serving as the interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students providing leadership to New Student, Parent & Family Programs, Student Activities, the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards as well as the offices listed above.

Rachael earned her doctorate from Colorado State University with a focus in College and University Leadership.  Her research area focused on the moral behavior of Resident Assistants. She also attended The Ohio State University where she earned a Master of Art in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology.  Rachael is also an adjunct instructor in the Higher Education Master’s Program at Rowan University.

Deanne DeCrescenzo, Ed.D. 

 Associate Dean of Students


Deanne DeCrescenzo joined Temple in August 2017.  She is committed to not only supporting the transition of incoming students and their families to Temple University but also to the retention and development of students through various engagement efforts. In her role as Assistant Dean for New Student and Family Programs she oversaw departmental programs including First-year, Transfer, and Parent & Family Orientations, Parent & Family Weekend, and other new student initiatives.  Beginning as the Associate Dean of Students in September 2023, Deanne now supervises an Engagement portfolio, including but not limited to Student Activities and New Student and Family Programs. Prior to arriving at Temple University, Deanne worked at Baruch College, CUNY and Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.  She is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S. Marketing, B.S. French, B.S. International Studies), Columbia University (M.A. Higher & Postsecondary Education), and Temple University (Ed.D. in Higher Education).  Deanne is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education, and AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education.


Robert Sundstrom

Coordinator For Operations and Communications 


Robert Sundstrom joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in August of 2022 as the Coordinator for Operations and Communications in the Office of the Dean of Students. In this newly created role, he leads and manages all marketing and internal communication efforts,  organizes engagement opportunities between the office and students, manages departmental budgets, handles day to day office operations, and manages the Endowed Awards/Memorial Scholarships process, the Student Commencement Speaker Competion and other targeted engagement and retention iniatives. Robert also sits in on the Executive Team meetings with Division leadership, assisting in divisional communications and public-facing web content. 

Previously Robert worked as an Event Manager in the Office for Student Affairs and Student Involvement at Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York City. He also graduated from Fordham in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as well as American Studies with a concentration in Diversity&Difference. He looks forward to serving the Temple student community through engagement opportunities and holisitic support. 


Annette Ditolvo

Cherry Pantry Coordinator


Annette Ditolvo joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in September 2022 as the Cherry Pantry Coordinator. In this role, she will be responsible for providing daily operational support for the Cherry Pantry.  Annette also assists in hosting programs and workshops for the Temple community around basic needs support and works to connect students to additional support resources outside of the university to ensure holistic support for our students.

Annette graduated from Rowan College of Burlington County with an Associate degree in Psychology in 2020. She then went on to complete a Bachelor degree in Social Work at Temple University and graduated in 2022.

Tim Lawlor

CARE Team Case Manager


Tim Lawlor joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in February 2023 as a CARE Team Case Manager. He is tasked with handling referrals, follow-up and student engagement towards available resources.

Tim graduated from Swinburne University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology. He completed research on organizational policy and its positive impact on employee wellbeing.


Kenzie Weller

CARE Team Case Manager


Kenzie Weller joined the Division of Student Affairs at Temple University in January 2024 as a CARE Team Case Manager. They are tasked with handling referrals, follow-up and student engagement towards available resources.

Kenzie graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. Kenzie previously served on the City of Minneapolis Transgender Equity Council as co-chair and they currently serve on the board of the Spruce Foundation as chair of the Events Committee.