Residence Life Staff

What We Do

Director of Residence Life 

The Director of Residence Life is responsible for creating and managing a team of supportive Area Coordinators who in turn supervise student Peer Counselors (PCs ) to promote a positive residential experience for approximately 1,450 on-campus students. The Director coordinates all aspects of the hiring, selection, training, evaluation and program development of both professional and paraprofessional staff. The Director also contributes to the academic mission of the institution by enhancing the out-of-classroom experience for a diverse, thoughtful, and engaged student body. In addition, the Director is the liaison for the Feitler House co-op and residential Graduate Students who live in Robbins Addition, Resnick Commons, Kappa House and Briggs House. This position reports to the Dean of Students.

Director of Housing

The Director of Housing provides overall departmental leadership and vision in order to create and maintain safe and secure residential living for on-campus students living in over fifty uniquely designed residence hall.  This position coordinates all aspects of the housing assignment process for both returning and newly admitted students and room changes, as needed. The Director oversees the facilities management by serving as the department’s liaison to the Buildings and Grounds and Environmental Services departments to ensure aspects pertaining to a student’s physical environment are attended to in a timely manner. This position reports to the Dean of Campus Safety & Operations.

Area Coordinators (ACs)

The Area Coordinators (ACs) play a significant role in maintaining a  residential community, which supports and promotes student individual growth, responsibility, and academic achievement while assisting with the day to day operations of the residence halls. There are four ACs who report to the Director of Residence Life. The ACs, in turn, supervise a staff of Peer Counselors(PCs) and assist in the development of community based programs that enhance the quality of life in the residence halls. ACs are full time professional staff who live on campus and maintain office hours to meet with students to discuss academic and non academic concerns. The AC serves as a part of a 24 hour on-call rotation to address emergency situations working collaboratively with other campus resources and staff members.

Student Office Assistants

Our office employs 4-6 students during the academic year to lend additional office coverage and support. This position reports to the Director of Housing and the Area Coordinators.

Shea House Staff

Darnell Pierce

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Director of Residence Life
Shea House


Nancy Smith

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Director of Housing
Shea House


Cicily Wilson

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Administrative Assistant
Phone: (845) 758-7455


Area Coordinators:
Residential Area Staff

Patrick Clarkson

Area Coordinator for South Campus
Satellite Office: Shelov 101
Phone: (845) 752- 2392

Residence Halls: Bluecher, Bourne, Honey House, Leonard, Obreshkove, Rovere, Rueger, Sands, Shafer, Shelov, Steinway, Tewksbury, Wolff

Hannah Jaegers

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Area Coordinator for Cruger Village
Satellite Office: Cruger 117
Phone: (845) 758-7455

Residence Halls: Cruger Hall, Keen North & South, Maple House, Mulberry House, Oberholzer, Spruce House, Sycamore House, Bartlett, Sawkill


Paola Castillo

Area Coordinator for North Campus
Satellite Office: Robbins 188
Phone: (845) 752-4002

Residence Halls: Hirsch, Tremblay, Manor Annex, Robbins, Robbins Addition, Ward Manor

Manuel Martinez

Area Coordinator for Central Campus
Manuel Martinez
Satellite Office: Resnick G 101
Phone: (845) 752-4003

Residence Halls: North & South Hoffman, McVickar, Potter, South Hall, McCausland, Brown, Resnick Commons A-L

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Contact Us

Office of Residence Life & Housing

Location: Shea House
1438 Annandale Road
Phone: 845-758-7455