Meet the Staff

Kimberly Vance, Director

Kim Vance

Dr. Kimberly Vance is originally from Fairborn, Ohio but has lived in Maysville, Kentucky for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Miami University she served as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life for Northern Kentucky University. Kim is married to Bryan Underwood, Esq. and they have two sons, Vance Underwood, a junior attending Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and Jack Underwood, a senior attending Mason County High School. When the weather allows, Kim and her family enjoy boating on the Ohio River.

Tiffany Harrison, Associate Director

Tiffany Harrison

Tiffany began working at Miami in 2015. She received a Master’s degree in Leadership & Policy Studies with a concentration in Student Personnel and a Graduate Certificate in Women's & Gender Studies from The University of Memphis. In May of 2019, Tiffany began working as an Associate Director in the office. She supports student involvement efforts, provides training and resources to advisors, and promotes health and safety through risk management training. She is a 2019 alumna initiate of the Omega Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi and enjoys her time as a volunteer advisor. When she is not in the office, she is enjoying being a new mom to her son Henry and baking with her family.

Adam Dralle, Associate Director

Adam joined the Office of Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the summer of 2019. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Valparaiso University and Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Illinois State University. As an undergrad, he joined Sigma Phi Epsilon and has since served in various volunteer roles. As a professional in student affairs, he has worked in fraternity and sorority life and student conduct. Primarily Adam advises the Interfraternity Council and chapter presidents from all 3 councils. He also provides support to house directors, manages the 2nd year exemption, and assists with all other programming efforts of the office. Outside of work, Adam loves to spend time with his wife and 2 kids and getting to experience with them all that Cincinnati has to offer. Originally from Wisconsin, he is a die-hard Packer fan, but enjoys watching just about any sporting event.

JS Bragg, Assistant Director

JS Bragg

JS Bragg came to Miami in August 2005 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Theatre and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling-Student Affairs from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. JS has attended a number of regional and national NACA conferences where he presented at several educational sessions, as well as volunteering in several roles for NACA. He is also a member of and has attended the NASAGA Conference multiple times. At Miami, JS has the distinct pleasure of working with and advising the students in several student organizations: the Miami Quidditch Team, The League of Geeks, Miami Electronic Gaming Association (MEGA), Miami Wrestling Fans, Swing Syndicate as well as two departmental orgs: Charter Day Ball and SEAL Ambassadors. His primary focus at Miami is working with all student organizations on campus. He works closely with several committees on campus, including the University Lecture Series, facilitates and teaches EDL 290 (as well as creating and teaching the Tabletop Games & Leadership Course) and is the office contact for Student Organizations. He would love to have any student organizations stop by with questions they may have. JS is a self-proclaimed "geek" having large collections of comics, action figures, cards, board games, role playing games, and more. One of JS’s biggest loves and passions (other than his wife, of course) is playing games of all sorts. He has been blessed in life with great friends and a great family that he loves to spend his time with, along with his wife and dog Quinn.

Drew Davis, Assistant Director

Drew Davis

Drew joined The Office of Student Activities and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life as Assistant Director of Business Operations in 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Miami before returning to complete an M.B.A. from the Farmer School of Business and a graduate certificate in digital marketing. As an undergrad, he was an active member of Phi Gamma Delta as well as a member of the varsity swim team (2003), club water polo team (2004-2008), Miami Student newspaper and Miami Entrepreneurship Club. Prior to joining Student Life in 2012, Drew served in various P.R., marketing, finance, and management positions with the Miami Athletics Department, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg Company, and Valvoline. Drew oversees departmental budgets, advises MAP/Late Night Miami finances and marketing, Slant (our on-campus, student design staff), fraternity and sorority council VPs of Finance, ASG finances, and supports student organization and fraternity/sorority chapter treasurers with their organizations’ finances. Outside of his work, Drew spends time in a variety of ways including sports broadcasting (primarily with the Miami hockey team), music, triathlons, cooking, and traveling to new cities with his wife, Hilary.

Ryan Kwapniowski, Assistant Director 

Assistant Director

Ryan Kwapniowski came to Miami University in the summer of 2019 with a Master's degree in Counselor's Education - Student Affairs from Clemson University in South Carolina. Ryan graduated in 2017 with his Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. During his time at Clemson University, Ryan advised the student programming organization and worked with various campus programming initiatives. A few of Ryan's major roles include advising Miami Activities & Programming (MAP) and overseeing Late Night Miami. He also plays a significant role in representing our office in coordinating Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Welcome Weekend events. Catch Ryan outside of the office vacationing on the beach, cheering on his Clemson Tigers, or exploring the best local places to eat! 

Sydney Feeney, Graduate Assistant 

Sydney Feeney

Sydney Feeney joined the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in the summer of 2019 as a graduate student in the SAHE Program. As a graduate assistant, Sydney co-advises IFC as well as several presidents from NPHC and NPC. Before coming to Miami to pursue her Masters Degree, Sydney attended the University of Connecticut (UConn) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at the University of Connecticut, Sydney held several roles as an undergraduate leader. Sydney was a student employee at the Rainbow Center where she worked to serve the LGBT+ community on and off campus. In addition to working at the Rainbow Center, Sydney also worked at the library and held an internship as the Education Initiatives Ambassador in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. During her undergraduate career, Sydney was also a part of several student organizations on campus. Sydney is most proud of being an active member of the “BADDEST IN BLUE MIND BLOWING Nu Mu Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated (Eeeee-Yip)! Sydney also played on the UConn Women’s Rugby team and was a part of the Justice & Law Club. Originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Sydney is excited to be living in a completely different environment and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Upon graduating from Miami, Sydney would love to obtain her PhD, and hopefully become a chief diversity officer or work in the field of law. Besides Sydney’s obsession with new kicks and sweat suits, she loves to swim, cook, play with her niece and nephew, and bump old school R&B. If you ever need anything, Sydney is always willing to chat and offer support during your college career. 

Elissa Christmas, Administrative Assistant

Elissa Christmas

Elissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus on Creative Writing from Miami University. Though unaffiliated as an undergraduate, she has spent the entirety of her Miami professional career serving students in fraternity and sorority life. She works with chapter presidents on university administrative requirements, maintains the fraternity and sorority life website, publishes office newsletters, supervises fraternity and sorority life student staff assistants, and provides general student and staff support.

Ashley Morrison, Graduate Assistant 

Ashley Morrison, Graduate Assistant

Ashley joined the Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff in the summer of 2019. She serves as the graduate assitant for Student Activities and works with Miami Activities and Programming (MAP) and Late Night Events.