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Meet the Staff!

Director: Mark Starr   


Office Phone: 216.368.8523 | Email:

About Mark: 

I came to CWRU at age 18 and have never left. I graduated with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Law. I am a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and have been an active volunteer for Delt since 2004. I started working in the Office of Greek Life in 2001 and have been the Director since 2011. I love CWRU and think that one of the best things about it is its Greek community. I love my job and am proud to work with such outstanding men and women. When I'm not at work or at a Delt event you can usually find me in my front yard in Lakewood playing wiffle ball with my kids (Griffin and Delaney) and my wife Heather.

Associate Director: Amie Jackson

Office Phone: 216.368.1363 | Email:

About Amie:

I currently serve as the Associate Director of Greek Life in the Office of Greek Life at Case Western Reserve University.  I have proudly been part of this community for over 7 years.  My work is focused on fostering restorative practices within the Greek Life judicial process; advancing the leadership development of our students through the Academy, Order of Omega, and the Pytte Cup process; and finding unique ways of measuring the impact our office, student leaders, and organizations have in advancing the Greek experience. I work closely with the Vice Presidents of Administration of IFC and PHC, Order of Omega, and the Greek Leadership Intern.  I joined Kappa Kappa Gamma while a student at Butler University and fell in love with all the possibilities it presented others and me with! Since then I dabbled in sales and the non-profit world, but ultimately landed in Higher Education working in Greek Life - first at the University of Maryland and now Case Western Reserve - for the past 11 years. When I am not at work, I am spending time with my husband, Keith, and my daughter, Ella! We love exploring Cleveland and all it has to offer!

Manager for Culture of Care: Mel Dickey


Office Phone: 216-368-0118 | Email:


As the Manager for Culture of Care, I have the privilege of working with Citizenship Council and SMARRT to help create a Culture of Care within the Greek Life community here at Case Western Reserve University. I also supervise the Graduate Greek House Directors and assist with some Greek Housing responsibilities. I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and also joined Delta Gamma. I have a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration. In my free time, you can find me running outside, exploring Cleveland's hidden gems, and hanging out with my dog, Millie! 

Manager for Greek Councils: Katie Schneider

Office Phone: 216.368.0241 | Email:
As the Manager for Greek Councils, I advise the student leaders who make up the Interfraternity Congress and the Panhellenic Council. 
 Her work is focused on the growth of the community through fraternity and sorority recruitment; advancing the leadership development of our students through The Academy, Gamma Sigma Alpha, and through onboarding; and telling the story of the CWRU Greek experience. I work closely with each position on IFC and PHC and the Greek Leadership Interns.  
Katie is from Munroe Falls, OH and attended Baldwin Wallace University where she joined Alpha Phi and earned a bachelor's degree in marketing. After working in the business world she was drawn back to Higher Education, specifically Greek Life. First at the University of Akron, then with the Greek community at Carnegie Mellon University and now here at Case Western Reserve. Katie is also an active volunteer with her sorority, Alpha Phi International Fraternity and for various leadership conferences. When she isn't pursuing her fraternal passion, you can find her pursuing one of her many others: cheering on Cleveland sports teams, cooking up a new recipe, searching for Cleveland's best taco or perfecting her fitness!

Department Assistant: Marie Blakemore

Office Phone: 216.368.1051 | Email: 

About Marie:

I have enjoyed my role as the Department Assistant for Greek Life since 2012. Every day I continue to learn from our students how the fraternity and sorority experience positively impacts their lives. In 2016 I was named as an honorary member of the Order of Omega. Cleveland is such a great city, and I encourage all students to explore and enjoy the wonderful Metroparks, live music, great food, and especially, Lake Erie. My husband Paul and I have lived in South Euclid for more than 12 years.