Meet the Staff

Student Life & Activities staff

Student Life & Activities Staff

Robert Quinones
Director – 732-224-2396 –

Robert Quinones graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a bachelor of arts in American Studies. He started his professional career at the University of New Hampshire. While there he served on the Diversity Council’s sub-committee on retention and received an Unsung Hero Award from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. He worked at Seton Hall University, first in Residence Life as part of the COMPASS (Collaborative Opportunities to Mature Personally, Academically, Spiritually, & Socially) First Year Experience team and then as Assistant Director for Clubs & Organizations in the department of Community Development. While at SHU he continued his interest in diversity issues; becoming a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) team member presenting prejudice reduction and controversial issues workshops and served on the Presidential Task Force on Sexual Orientation.

He joined Brookdale Community College in 2006 as the Associate Director of Student Life & Activities, and was named director of the department in 2008. While at Brookdale he has served on the Diversity and College Life committees of governance, and worked on the First Year Experience team. He is a member of ASCA the Association of Student Conduct Administrators, NACA National Association of Campus Activities and NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Jill Donovan
Assistant Director – 732-224-2195 –

Jill has worked in Student Life at Brookdale since 2002.  A long-time Monmouth County resident, she knew about all the great things that Brookdale had to offer.

Jill spends the majority of her time working with Clubs and Organizations in the office, as well as planning department events and programs.  She loves to help students plan a program from beginning to end, and watch them grow in the process.  She also is the department’s liaison to the Advising and Counseling Office at the College, helping them plan student-focused programs.  Additionally, she is an adjunct advisor and instructor of HUDV-107, First Year Experience.  Jill is also a co-supervisor of the Student Ambassador Program.

A member of NACA, The National Association for Campus Activities, she enjoys traveling to their conferences with students and seeing what the next great programs are for Brookdale.

B.A. – Public Communications, Ramapo College of New Jersey

M.S. Ed. – Educational Counseling, Monmouth University

Lauren Brutsman
Assistant Director – 732-224-2392 – 

Christopher Jeune
Administrator for Judicial Affairs & Student Information – 732-224-2096 –

Christopher joined the staff in 2009 after completing a graduate assistantship in the Office of Judicial Affairs at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he was also an undergraduate student.  Originally from North Jersey, he has begun to embrace the Jersey Shore as his home, and hates the dreaded “b” word.  You might still catch him calling it Taylor Ham though…

His work in the office centers mainly around student conduct and volunteer service.  He works with students who have violated Brookdale’s Code of Conduct so that they can understand how their behavior impacts both themselves and the community around them.  Additionally, he plans large and small-scale volunteer opportunities for Brookdale students, and tracks all of the club and organization volunteer efforts.  He also works with the Student Life Board’s finance committee and club advisory board, and updates the department’s web site.

He is a member of ASCA – The Association for Student Conduct Administrators and enjoys attending their annual conference, and it’s not just because it happens to take place in Florida during February.

B.A. – Psychology, Ramapo College of New Jersey

M.A. – Higher & Postsecondary Education, Teachers College-Columbia University

Mary Jo Burkhard
Administrative Assistant – 732-224-2391 –

ErinMarie Tierney
Hourly Senior Office Assistant – 732-224-3300 –