Mission 

West Chester University’s Department of Off-Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) supports equitable access to curricular and co-curricular experiences and institutional resources, regardless of a student’s place of residence. 

OCCS is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that connects off-campus and commuter students with the university and the larger West Chester area community through intentional engagement opportunities to support institutional retention and graduation goals. 

Vision 

West Chester University’s Department of Off-Campus and Commuter Services will be a nationally recognized model for providing exemplary engagement, educational, advocacy, and empowerment opportunities to support off-campus and commuter student success. 

Values

OCCS shares the Division of Student Affairs values of Accountability, Collaboration, Student Development, Learning, and Social Justice. We further identify the following values as core to our work:

Accessibility and Equity 

We value the right to programs, services, and engagement opportunities regardless of a student's place of residence. 

Active Citizenship 

We value making a positive difference and caring about our community and the places in which we live.  

Community Partnership 

We value mutually beneficial partnerships both within the campus community and the larger West Chester area to accomplish shared goals. 

Staff Directory

Lexie McCarthy
Dr. Lexie McCarthy
Director 
amccarthy@wcupa.edu

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Kelsey Matukas
Assistant Director
kmatukas@wcupa.edu

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Ann Callaghan
Administrative Support
ACallaghan@wcupa.edu

Melissa MacPherson headshot
Melissa MacPherson
Graduate Assistant
mm946617@wcupa.edu

Student Staff

Auriane Nguidem headshot
Auriane Nguiadem Kemegne
Commuter Assistant
an903260@wcupa.edu

Brenna McGowan headshot
Brenna McGowan
Commuter Assistant
bm941967@wcupa.edu

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Princess Ogujiofor
Commuter Assistant
po931127@wcupa.edu

Erica Arnold

Erica Arnold
Commuter Assistant
ea924982@wcupa.edu

 

 

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