Student Life
Meet the Student Affairs Team

Contact Us

John Arnou
Assessment Specialist
519-884-8111 x 28241
Emily Litster
Student Affairs Administrative Assistant
519-884-8111 x 28335


The Student Affairs team at St. Jerome's University exists to facilitate and encourage a transformative student experience. Our team works to create healthy and accessible learning environments, to encourage students to take ownership and accountability in advocating for their own unique student experience, and to foster opportunities for growth and leadership development.


If you have any questions, or suggestions about how we can support you during your time at SJU, please let us know. Our doors are always open.

John Arnou

Acting Director, Student Affairs

Office: Sweeney Hall 1014A

Ext: 28241



Ask me about anything Student Affairs! From residence life and student outreach, to special activities, and service learning. Feel free to also ask me about what Student Affairs is doing to plan big for the future! 

Emily Litster

Student Affairs Administrative Assistant

Office: Sweeney Hall 1019

Ext: 28335



Ask me about scholarships, academic forms, student leadership at SJU, and day-to-day logistical questions about your life in residence! 

Melissa Carvalhal

Interim Manager, Residence and Business Operations

Office: Sweeney Hall 1222

Ext: 28209



Ask me about applying to and living in residence including the residence experience, food services, and student support.

Jamie Hall

Residence Life Coordinator

Office: Sweeney Hall 1007

Ext: 28310



Ask me about the resources available to you in residence, how to get involved in residence initiatives, your transition into independent living, or any other questions or concerns that you have about your residence experience! 

Joe Varamo

Advising Specialist 

Office: Sweeney Hall 1017

Ext: 28210



Ask me about academic advising, including course registration, policies and procedures, educational plans, graduation requirements, Peer Academic Leaders (PALs), and resources to help you succeed! 

Wellness Coordinator

Office: Sweeney Hall 1016

Ext: 28361



Ask me about healthy campus initiatives and student wellness resources on campus, or drop by with your personal questions about mental wellness! 

Michelle Metzger

Service Learning Program Coordinator

Office: Sweeney Hall 1010

Ext: 28282



Ask me about how to get involved in SJU's local and international service learning initiatives, including Beyond Borders, Beyond U, SJU in Peru, and Encounter KW!

Martha Fauteux

Director, Campus Ministry

Office: SJ1 1024

Ext: 28215



Ask me about SJU's Campus Ministry initiatives, including programming, outreach, and worship, as well as questions about your own spiritual development! Have an idea about how to make our spirituality centre more inclusive to all? I'd love to hear them! 

Erika Toffelmire

Spiritual and Student Development Advisor

Office: SH 1015

Ext: 28220



Ask me about student leadership at SJU, connecting with the worshipping community, and spiritual, personal, and professional growth!