Student Engagement Staff
GMercyU’s Student Engagement team is your connection to what’s happening on campus. We offer a variety of ways for you to get involved, make friends, and develop skills towards your future career. Let the fun begin and don’t forget to challenge yourself and your thinking! Get to know our team below.
Rouseline Emmanuel-Frenel, EdD (she/her/hers)
Director for Student Engagement
Rouseline (Dr. Roz) joined GMercyU in 2012 as the Director for Student Engagement and Student Government Association (SGA) Advisor. Her primary role is to manage all aspects of student engagement by supporting student programming, including orientation, night and weekend events, thought-provoking ideas about social justice issues, student organizations, and many other fun happenings on campus.
She also teaches a First-Year Experience course, an upper-level Signature Seminar, and serves as a Dissertation Advisor in the doctoral program. Rouseline enjoys working at GMercyU and believes every interaction with a student is an opportunity to contribute positively to our greater society.
Prior to GMercyU, she held a similar role at Young Harris College in Georgia and Dillard University in New Orleans. She earned her Doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University, her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of New Orleans, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems and a concentration in Leadership Studies from Rowan University.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cherishes every moment where she can be mindful in her daily activities. She loves to curl up on the couch to watch her favorite shows or any good action movies (Marvel or Justice League movies, Fast and Furious... you see where she is going).
Alexandra Jabara Johnston, M.S. (she/her/hers)
Associate Director for Leadership Programs
Alexandra (Ali) has been at Gwynedd Mercy University since 2013 — first as a graduate student, then as an employee in the Office for Student Engagement. In her role, she oversees CORE Programs, leadership programs including the Griffin Student Leadership Institute (GSLI), and all of the clubs and organizations on campus. She is also the advisor for the Student Activities Committee (SAC) and the co-advisor for the GMercyU chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Ali has been fortunate enough to lead a multitude of Alternative Spring Break service trips, as well as a pilgrimage to Dublin Ireland for the Young Mercy Leaders Conference in 2018. She believes strongly in the mission of the University and sees it as the context from which we build our work.
Prior to her time at GMercyU, Ali worked in youth development and has created leadership programs in conjunction with PA CareerLink. She earned her Masters of Science in School Counseling degree from Gwynedd Mercy University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree from Temple University.
Ali loves reading, traveling (16 countries and counting!), theater, buying a lot of plants, writing letters to elected representatives, and baking – if you stop by, she will probably have some sweet treats to offer!
Alicia Scott, B.S. in Physical Therapy, (she/her/hers)
Coordinator for Student Engagement
Alicia has been at GMercyU since 2019. Her primary roles include scheduling events, organizing financial accounts, supervising student workers, ordering supplies and assisting with department activities. She enjoys working with GMercyU students and hopes her interactions with them improve their GMercyU experience. She finds it rewarding to see students having fun while learning and gaining confidence in themselves.
A graduate of Boston University, she worked for many years as a physical therapist in various settings, including a burn unit, acute care, and outpatient settings. She has also been a director of a rehabilitation department and has also worked in sales at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NYC.
Originally from New Jersey, Alicia has lived in New York City, Boston, and Hoboken, NJ. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and son (who now lives in Boston) and their black labrador, Jake. She enjoys biking, hiking, gardening, and cooking.