Office Personnel
Student Activities

College Engagement Staff Positions

Professional Staff

Central Office Staff

The Central Office Staff is responsible for the running of the office. Handling student concerns, lost keys, and supporting out students, we have one full-time staff person and one part-time staff person. The Central Office Staff reports directly to the Executive Director of Student Living and College Engagement.

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

The Director manages the SLCE Office and the Ralph F. Strebel Student Center, as well as the seven residence halls and all the staff members and paraprofessional staff associated with the office. The Director is responsible for the overall leadership, quality, and development of the SLCE Office. Specifically for student living, the Director coordinates all billing associated with campus housing and works along with the Assistant Director for Student Living on all housing processes. The Director of Residence Life reports directly to the Dean of Students.

The Assistant Director for College Engagement

The Assistant Director for College Engagement is responsible for the oversight of programming operations and event production on campus and with outside constituencies.  This position is the advisor of the Utica College Programming Board as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success.  The AD is also responsible for the leadership, training, and overall management of all clubs and organizations, together with the Student Government Association.  Programs that the AD is responsible for include the Student Involvement Fair, Homecoming events, Leadership Weekend, among others.  The Assistant Director for College Engagement reports directly to the Director of Student Living and College Engagement.

The Coordinator for Student Activities for Events and Services

The full-time professional Coordinator for Student Activities is directly responsible for the organization and management of events and programs.  This position is also the overall advisor of the InterGreek Council, providing insight and guidance to the council and the many Greek organizations within it.  The Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant Director for College Engagement.

Paraprofessional Staff

The Graduate Assistant for College Engagement

The GA for College Engagement works directly with Office of Student Living and College Engagement staff (SLCE Staff), as well as other faculty, staff and students in the planning, delivery and execution of office and campus programmatic initiatives.  The GA is responsible for management of and being an on-site liaison for late night and weekend events and production of the Daysheet.  Assistance in coordinating student organization re-registration, ongoing training & development opportunities for all student employees is also part of this job.  The GA for College Engagement reports to the Assistant Director for College Engagement.

Trax and Team Trax

Trax is our moose mascot!  He attends many home athletic games, events and makes special appearances at college events.  Trax, because of his very big antlers and tall stature, needs help getting through doorways and maneuvering among large crowds and groups of children, so a member of Team Trax will usually accompany him to games and events.

Shuttle-Van Drivers

The SLCE Office schedules a free shuttle to assist students with traveling back and forth between the UC campus, the Sangertown Mall and the Walmart Plaza in New Hartford.  These student drivers are certified and insured by the college to maneuver the 12-person college vans safely and appropriately.

Office Work-Study Students

The central office in Strebel Student Center as well as the offices of our Area Coordinators are run in part by current UC students in work-study posiitons.  These work-study students assist with the management of the office and residence halls, perform general office duties such as filing, typing, selling tickets/stamps, posting flyers and answering phones as needed.  They attend meetings and training in the SLCE Office and are supervised by central office staff or appropriate Coordinators.

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Bethany VanBenschoten
Assistant Director for College Engagement
205 Strebel Student Center

(315) 792-3037
(315) 792-3126 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502