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Student Affairs Staff

 At Pine Manor College, we celebrate our students, staff, and faculty that are the some of the first in their families to attend college! Wherever you see this “First-Generation” sticker, this PMC Gator is/was a first-generation college student!

Latoya C. Johnson
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Success
Ashby Campus Center, 1st floor, 617-552-9522
Immaculata University, B.A; Temple University, M.Ed.

As the Director of Co-Curricular Education/ Student Success Coach, Latoya assists students, faculty, and staff in connecting in-class academic experiences with real world application opportunities. As part of the Student Success Team, Latoya coaches, mentors, and connects students with the resources they need to be successful Pine Manor Community members. Latoya received her M.Ed in Urban Education from Temple University in 2012 and her B.A. in Sociology/Social Work from Immaculata University in 2008. 

Tyrone Newsome
Director of Residential Life 
Ashby Campus Center, 2nd floor, 617-552-9526
Lewis University, B.A.; Fitchburg State University, MBA

As the Director of Residential Life, Tyrone oversees the residential community on campus. He provides supervision to the residence life staff; assures that students experience a smooth transition to residential living; and commits to providing students with a safe, comfortable, and engaging living-learning experience. Tyrone received his B.A. in Economics from Lewis University and his MBA in Human Resource Management from Fitchburg State University. 

Cyrus Segawa Konstantinakos
Student Success Coach for International Students 
Ashby Campus Center, 1st floor, 617-552-9524
Vassar College, B.A.; Harvard University, Ed.M, A.M.

Cyrus supports international students and promotes multiculturalism across Pine Manor College. He holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Harvard University and is pursuing a doctoral degree in intercultural education at Boston University. He previously served in the national leadership of Japanese-language teachers in the United States and on a team commissioned by the Clinton Administration to set national guidelines for international student and study abroad programs. He has coached Fulbright/Humphrey Fellows in the U.S. and led students in photo-essay book projects in several countries. For fun, he loves to play ultimate frisbee.

Ross Merlin
Student Success Coach
Ashby Campus Center, 1st floor, 617-552-9525
Emory University, B.A.; Boston College, M.Ed

Ross serves as a Student Success Coach as part of the college’s Student Success Initiative. In this role, he mentors and coaches Pine Manor students to reach their full potential as students and people, as well as serving as the Staff advisor for the campus Men’s Group. He earned a B.A. in English and Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta and an M.Ed from Boston College. After completing his degree, he worked at West Roxbury Academy in Boston. He was born and raised in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, and is deeply committed to his community. Ross loves football, which he coached at West Roxbury Academy, and this past season, he played semi-professional football for the Bay State Buccaneers football team in Brockton, MA.