Residence Life Staff

Lou DiMasi
Director of Residence Life / Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 103
802.654.2566
Box 267 
ldimasi@smcvt.edu

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Megan Ohler

Director of Residential Operations & Systems/ Associate Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 103
802.654.2566
Box 267 
mohler@smcvt.edu

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Moise St. Louis

Director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services / Associate Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 223
802.654.2663
Box 267 
mstlouis@smcvt.edu

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Kerri Leach

Director of Student Activities / Assistant Dean of Students

Dion Family Student Center Room 203
802.654.2568
Box 267 
kleach@smcvt.edu

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Brian Lee

Coordinator of Residential Housing & Summer Operations / Assistant Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 103
802.654.2566
Box 267
blee@smcvt.edu 

Responsibilities Include: Housing Operations, Room Assignments, Residence Hall Association Advisor

Supervises: Lyons/Joyce/Ryan/Alumni/Quad Commons

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Kimoi Seale

Coordinator of Multicultural & International Programs and Educational Initiatives / Assistant Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 223
802.654.2247
Box 267 
kseale@smcvt.edu

Responsibilities Include: Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services, GEAR, Programming, Graduate Students

Supervises: Cashman Hall 

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Jeff Vincent

Coordinator of Community Standards & Student Conduct / Assistant Dean of Students
 
Alliot Student Center Room 205
802.654.2754
Box 267 
jvincent@smcvt.edu 

Responsibilities Include: Conduct System Management, GREAT Housing Coordinator, Staff Selection & Training

Supervises:Boutin Commons/200s Townhouses/300 Townhouses/400s Townhouses/Hodson Hall/Residence Hall 4

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Catherine Welch

Coordinator of Title IX / Assistant Dean of Students
 
Alliot Student Center Room 110
802.654.2271
Box 267 
cwelch2@smcvt.edu

Responsibilities Include: Title IX Education, Health Education, Staff Selection & Training

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Denise Tougas

Student Life/Athletics
 
Alliot Student Center Room 206

Tarrant Recreation Center

802.654.2543
Box 267

dtougas@smcvt.edu


Resident Directors

Daviah Lawrence (Alumni Hall and Quad Commons)

Taylor Donnelly (Joyce Hall/Ryan Hall)

Olivia Mueller (Ryan Hall/Athletics)

Natalie Zimmer (Lyons Hall/First Year Students)

Derick Logan (Cashman Hall/GEAR)

Maggie DiMasi (Pontigny & Canterbury Halls/GREAT Housing)

Tino Tomasi (Boutin Commons, 200s, 300s, 400s, Hodson Hall, Residence Hall 4)

Neera B.K. (Residence Hall 4 & Senior Hall/Graduate Students)

Ricard Bernache (300s / Student Activities)

Resident Assistants / Apartment Community Advisers

Each residential area is staffed by Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs are undergraduate student staff members who have primary supervisory responsibilities for a wing, floor, or residential area. RAs participate in an extensive interview process. They also participate in a week of training prior to the beginning of the school year and attend various trainings throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to get to know their RA as "first line" contacts for assistance, information, support, referrals and, in many cases, friendship. RAs are supervised by a Resident Director.

Resident Assistant Job Description 

Resident Directors and Assistant Resident Directors

Resident Directors (RDs) are graduate student staff members who live within the area that they oversee. Their responsibilities include developing their resident communities, supervising the RA/ACA staff in their area, and articulating and enforcing policies. RDs attend training workshops prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and throughout the year. RDs are, in turn, supervised by an Assistant Dean of Students.

Assistant Deans of Students

The Assistant Deans of Students (ADs) are full-time staff members who have received Masters level degrees within such areas as college student development, counseling psychology, and education. ADs have responsibilities within the Student Life Office and oversee one or more residence areas.  Assistant Deans each report to one of the Associate Deans of Students.

Associate Deans of Students

The Associate Deans of Students are full-time staff members reporting to the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs.  Each have received Masters level degrees or higher within such areas as college student development, counseling psychology, and education. Associate Deans have responsibilities different areas of Student Affairs – Student Activities; Center for Multicultural Affairs & Services; Residential Operations & Systems. 

Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life

Under the guidance of the Dean of Students /Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life staff works in conjunction with other members of the Student Affairs staff as well as other campus staff members and departments to better meet the needs of the student community.

Student Staff Selection Process

The RA selection process has been designed to allow each candidate the opportunity to be evaluated on both an individual and a group basis; the candidate will be involved in two interviews plus a group process night. After each, an evaluation will be completed and added to your application file. At the end of the process, all files will be reviewed before final decisions are made.

Qualifications

All candidates must be full-time undergraduate students at Saint Michael’s College with an overall grade point average of 2.2. Grade point averages are verified as part of the selection process.

Period of Employment

Staff members are employed for a nine-month period beginning with a workshop prior to fall opening and ending with the closing of the halls in the spring. Some summer employment will be available. New staff members may be asked to attend some staff meetings and in-services prior to the end of the spring semester.

Remuneration

In exchange for their services, Resident Assistants receive a single room and a stipend (paid in installments throughout the year). Returning Resident Assistants will receive an additional amount for increased responsibilities.

It is important to note that if you receive Work-Study as part of your financial aid, the RA position will replace your Work-Study position.

Application Process

To apply for a Resident Assistant Position, please apply online through Human Resources located on the Human Resources web page.



Questions?

If you have any questions about RA positions or have questions during the selection process, feel free to call Lou DiMasi, Director of Residence Life at 802.654.2566.

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