Staff Positions
Residence Life

Student Living Staff Positions

Central Office Staff

The Central Office Staff is responsible for the running of the office.  Handling student concerns, lost keys, and supporting out students.  The Central Office Staff reports directly to the Director of Residence Life. 

The Central Office Staff is:
Jerriann Calenzo SafeZone Sticker

Michele Desmarais 

The Executive Director for the Office of Student Living and College Engagement 

The Director manages the seven residence halls, the Residence Life Office, as well as the professional, secretarial, and paraprofessional staff associated with the program. The Director is responsible for the overall leadership, quality, and development of the Office of Residence Life. Moreover,  the Director coordinates all billing associated with campus housing and works along with the Assistant Director for Residence life and Educational Initiatives on all housing processes. The Director of Residence Life reports directly to the Dean of Students.

The Director of Residence Life is Scott Nonemaker.  
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The Assistant Director for Student Living

The Assistant Director for Residence life and Educational Initiatives is responsible for the oversight of the Area Coordinators, housing operations, and educational programs in the Residence Halls.  The AD is also responsible for development of the professional staff, and over sees the paraprofessional staff with the Director of Residence Life.  The AD also oversees the development of the First Year Experience Program, Sophomore Experience Program, and the Global Village opportunities

. The Assistant Director for Residence life and Educational Initiatives reports directly to the Director of Residence Life.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life and Educational Initiatives is Derek K. Pooley. SafeZone Sticker

The Area Coordinator (AC)

The three full-time professional Area Coordinators (AC's) are members of the department of Residence Life. They are responsible for the programming and management of a residential area housing 300 to 500 students. The Area Coordinators also participate in the overall development and assume responsibility for the quality of the residence life program. Through personal contact, supervision of paraprofessional staff, and hall events, the ACs assist residents with their growth to become well-rounded individuals. The ACs live in the residence halls.  The ACs report directly to the Assistant Director for Residence life and Educational Initiatives.

The Area Coordinators are:

Lauren Crandall, Bell, Tower, Alumni, Ramada Halls   SafeZone Sticker
Marissa Finch (Sr. Area Coordinator): North Hall        SafeZone Sticker
Jeff Percacciante: Boehlert and Burrstone Hall       
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Mark Campbell II, South Hall      SafeZone Sticker

The Resident Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants are Office of Residence Life student paraprofessional staff members who live in and assist with the management of the residence halls. For their services, RAs receive credit toward their room fees and a stipend. RAs are usually juniors or seniors who have previously lived in campus residence halls, and they receive extensive training in working with residential students.

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Derek K. Pooley
Assistant Director for Student Living
207 Strebel Student Center

(315) 792-3285
(315) 792-3126 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502