Susie Mitton Shannon
View the description for this position on the Dean of Students page
The associate director provides leadership within residence life and housing to ensure a strong working relationship between housing operations staff and area coordinators, helping to facilitate cross-departmental cooperation and understanding. Additionally, the associate director is responsible for the oversight of the housing operations office (HOO). The associate director supervises the residential operations coordinators, and together they implement the residential operational systems necessary to ensure a well-maintained, safe, healthy, and secure living area for students. The staff administers all student housing assignments and room choosing; manages early arrival and late stay requests; processes and tracks residential repair requests and billing; replaces lost keys and provides lock-out assistance; and administers compliance to fire, health, and safety policies.
Interim Residential Operations Accessibility Coordinator
Each residential area has an area coordinator who provides the principal leadership for that area. These persons live within the residence halls for which they are responsible and, as part of a campus-wide rotation, provide 24-hour response for after-hour concerns and crises. During office hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), area coordinators meet with students to provide non-clinical counseling and relational support for individual and groups. They help to problem-solve and mediate difficult living situations and are responsible for communicating and enforcing residential policies. When not engaged in these activities, area coordinators strive to build community within their residential areas by providing social and educational activities. In addition, area coordinators supervise a group of resident advisors (see below), the student members of our residence life and housing staff.
Greenwich/Enfield Area Coordinator: William Syldor-Severino
Dakin Area Coordinator: John Wildman
Merrill Assistant Area Coordinator: April Cheever
Prescott Area Coordinator: Jordan Tedesco-Blair
Each residential area has a team of student employees called resident advisors. Resident advisors live among and support the residents of a specific section of their residence halls. They provide peer-to-peer support to their residents; communicate and facilitate compliance with Hampshire's community norms; facilitate meetings within halls and apartments; and plan and host community-building events of all kinds.
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