Maria VitulloMaria P. Vitullo, J.D., Director

Maria Vitullo serves as the Director of the Office of Community Standards. She obtained a B.A. from The University of Michigan in 1997, and graduated from The University of Wisconsin Law School in 2000, where she was Managing Editor of The Wisconsin Law Review and a member of the ABA Moot Court Team. Prior to joining the Office of Community Standards, Ms. Vitullo served as Director of the Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education at Miami.  She also practiced at law firms in Chicago, New York, and Cincinnati, focusing her practice in business litigation and labor and employment litigation. Ms. Vitullo was twice named an Ohio Rising Star in Cincinnati Magazine for business litigation, and is a member of the bar in Ohio, Illinois and New York. She is currently earning her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, focusing her research on student development, restorative justice, and Title IX.

Wesley HighleyWesley Highley, M.A.T.S., Associate Director and Title IX Investigator 

Wesley is a 2006 graduate of Miami University with B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and an M.A. in Theology from Liberty University in 2017. Wesley returned to Miami as the Title IX Investigator & Student Conduct Case Manager for the Office of Community Standards in August 2018. He comes to Miami from ten years of service to Housing & Residential Education at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. During his undergraduate career at Miami, Wesley was a Resident Assistant, a SOUL, a member of the Club Ultimate Frisbee Team, and a referee at the Goggin Ice Center.

Ben BrehBen Breh, M.S. Ed, Assistant Director

Ben Breh serves as an Assistant Director in the Office of Community Standards, joining Miami in February of 2022. In his role, Ben works with and provides support to students experiencing a wide range of challenging circumstances. Ben’s professional interests surround acknowledging and repairing harm through alternative dispute resolution and restorative practices. Ben is a two time graduate of the University of Dayton graduating with a B.S. in Psychology in 2018 and a M.S.Ed in Higher Education Administration in 2020. Ben comes to Miami from Drexel University in Philadelphia where he held a position within Housing and Residence Life. In his downtime, Ben enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and being outdoors.

Sarah CupplesSarah Cupples, Assistant Director 

Sarah Cupples graduated from Miami University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to joining the Office of Community Standards, Sarah was an investigator with Miami’s Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity. Sarah has over 25 years of experience in investigations, social work, and academic research for the military.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys food, dogs and being outdoors.

Kesha HilsonKesha Hilson, Coordinator

Kesha Hilson joined Miami as the Community Standards Coordinator in May 2022. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Kesha is a 2001 graduate of Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Child and Family Community Services. Kesha comes to Miami with over 12 years’ experience in family case management and client-based services. In her free time, Kesha enjoys reading, spending time with her family and listening to a variety of podcasts.

bodnar-betsy-o04024.jpgBetsy Bodnar, Administrative Assistant 

Betsy Bodnar joined the Office of Community Standards in July 2023. Prior to that she was with Physical Facilities for six years. Betsy is a 2012 graduate of Ashford University with an A.A. in Early Childhood Development. Before coming to Miami University she spent thirteen years caring for educating children under the age of five. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her two dogs.