About Us

Roxanne S Davies, PhD
Associate Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement
rdavies@barry.edu
Thompson 201
305-899-4583

Roxanne Davies has over 25 years of college and university administrative experience. She currently serves within the Division of Mission and Student Engagement where she provides coordination and liaison with senior administrators, faculty, and staff in the areas of mission effectiveness, organizational strategy, higher education collaborative initiatives, and program development. Working closely with the Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement, she directs and coordinates the responsibilities of the Office of Mission Engagement and implements initiatives and university wide events that further the mission and strategic goals of the university.

Roxanne has college teaching experience in Psychology and Sociology and has been a Licensed Psychotherapist in Florida since 1989. She obtained her master’s degree in educational psychology from Texas A & M and completed her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Barry University in 2012. She is very active in her hometown community of Miami Shores and supports partnerships that expand educational opportunities for students and teachers in local neighborhoods.



Paula Dias, EdD
Office of Mission Engagement, Program Manager
pdias@barry.edu
Thompson 203
305-899-4782

Paula Dias is responsible for coordinating various aspects of university wide mission programming, such as Founders’ Week and Peace Month. She works on the OME marketing and communication strategy as well as furthering student leadership development through the De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership. She received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. She completed her doctorate from Northeastern University in 2017. Paula was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up in Boston, MA.

Paula has worked in Student Affairs including areas such as student leadership development and co-curricular engagement. Prior to moving to South Florida in 2015, Paula worked under the Division of Mission and Ministry at Boston College, managing a program targeted at increasing the engagement of low-income students in the academic, social, and spiritual life of the university. She also has experience teaching a Social Change Leadership Seminar to college freshmen.



Krystle Key, MS
Office of Mission Engagement, Coordinator
kkey@barry.edu
Thompson 202
305-899-3599

Krystle Key manages event logistics and budgeting for the Office of Mission Engagement’s programs and initiatives. She organizes all mission related projects in collaboration with various university partners and external vendors. Krystle also oversees and coordinates the Leading the Legacy Associate Life Series and supports the Center for Ethical Leadership initiatives.

Krystle is a first generation college graduate and Barry alumni from Miami. She recently graduated with her master's in Organizational Learning and Leadership which further established her administrative experience in the areas of leadership development, training and organizational effectiveness. On her spare time, Krystle enjoys crafting, cosplay, cooking and supporting the local arts in South Florida.



Kamilah Van
Office of Mission Engagement, AmeriCorps VISTA
kvan@barry.edu
Thompson 222
305-899-4582

Kamilah Van was born in San Diego, California and raised in Miami, Florida and has always had a love of sunshine and beautiful beaches. She attended Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. In her free time, she loves to dance, having participated on the step and stroll team as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She also enjoys reading, social media, and listening to music.

Her AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) year is dedicated to increasing community engagement with the Community Learning Partnership of Greater Miami Shores and expand on sustainability initiatives with the Barry Ecological Sustainability Team. She will pursue a degree in the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration program at Barry University starting in Fall 2019.



Jaedyn Amaro
Office of Mission Engagement, AmeriCorps VISTA
jamaro@barry.edu
Thompson 222
305-899-3655

Jaedyn Amaro’s AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) year is dedicated to increasing the University’s capacity to impact community issues by cultivating and strengthening new and existing campus-community partnerships. Through several mentoring programs grounded in educational opportunities, Jaedyn provides experiential, student-centered encounters related to sustainability and STEM initiatives. Prior to starting his position, Jaedyn was the Barry Green Team Organization’s president, which engages students in environmental issues the world is facing and provides sustainability resources to the Barry community.

Jaedyn was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Miami, FL. Growing up in Miami allowed him to discover his passion for nature when visiting the Everglades National Park. That passion led him to participate in Barry’s Environmental Leadership Experience , which transformed into a student leadership role and now a VISTA position with the Office of Mission Engagement all while continuing to pursue his undergraduate degree in Comminutions.



Felix M. Vega-Pagan
Mission and Leadership Graduate Assistant
felix.vegapagan@mymail.barry.edu
De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership – Thompson 115

Felix M. Vega-Pagan was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and raised in Moorestown, New Jersey. While living in New Jersey he was an Interior Firefighter, thus developing a passion for leadership and service. He graduated from Barry University in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. While doing his undergrad at Barry he developed a love for the administrative portion of Higher Education, he was a Barry Service Corps Fellow, Student Ambassador, & President of Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity.

Due to his love for Higher Education, Felix decided to immediately pursue a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration. Currently, as the Graduate Assistant for Mission & Leadership, he looks forward to working with undergraduate students in their professional and personal development. On his days off, Felix enjoys spending time by the beach, reflecting on his own self development, working out, and listening to music such as Bad Bunny!