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Residence Life and Student Engagement Staff

Senior Director of Residence Life and Student Engagement

Matt Lewis

The senior director of residence life and student engagement is responsible for the oversight of the college's residence life and housing functions, including coordinating staff efforts and department processes to align with divisional and campus wide priorities. The director is responsible for developing residential communities that promote student success and managing effective office procedures.  The director supervises the area coordinators, the coordinator for restorative practice, and the assistant directors for housing operations and campus leadership and activities.  The senior director oversees the development and implementation of ongoing training for resident advisors and community facilitators and professional staff, creating a sense of shared purpose. The director resides on campus and participates in the emergency response “on call” duty rotation and the college C.A.R.E. team.

Assistant Director of Housing Operations

John Wildman

The assistant director assists with the oversight of the housing operations office (HOO). The assistant 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.

Coordinator for Restorative Practice

Will Syldor-Severino

The Coordinator for Restorative Practice is a key member in the Division of Student Life, who is contributing towards creating an environment where students are able to work diligently to support its community and pursue excellence; eager to learn, be open to new information and are prepared to be out of their comfort zone to enable learning and growth. The coordinator will also work collaboratively with student life departments, particularly the office of community advocacy and other campus constituents, to build a community that will be open and honest with one another and act with integrity and civility at all times, treating one another with respect, care, and kindness as we work through conflicts and seek justice and understanding within and beyond the campus community. Centered in both restorative and transformative justice, this will aid in creating a campus culture that is more actively anti-racist, inclusive, and equitable

Area Coordinators

The area coordinators provide the principal leadership for the residential housing areas. As part of a campus-wide rotation, these persons provide a 24-hour response for after-hour concerns and crises. During office hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), the area coordinators meet with students to provide non-clinical counseling and relational support for individuals 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, the area coordinators strive to build community within their residential areas by providing social and educational activities. In addition, the area coordinators supervise a group of resident advisors and community facilitators (see below), the student members of our residence life and housing staff.

Enfield and Prescott Area Coordinator: Jo Wilson (they/them)

Merrill and Dakin Area Coordinator: Kaitlynn Bartley (she/her)

Merrill and Dakin Area Coordinator: Aaron Andrews (he/him)

Resident Advisors and Community Facilitators

Each residential area has a team of student employees called resident advisors or community facilitators. Resident advisors and community facilitators 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.

Current Resident Advisors and Community Facilitators

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