Residence Life Staff

Lou DiMasi
Director of Residence Life / Senior Associate Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 104
Box 267

Brian Lee
Assistant Dean of Students

Pontigny Hall Room 118
Box 267 

Responsibilities include: Housing Operations, Room Assignments, Residence Hall Association Advisor, Staff Selection and Training

Supervises: Joyce Hall, Lyons Hall, Cashman Hall, Pontigny Hall, Canturbury Hall, and Quad Commons

Jeff Vincent
Assistant Dean of Students
Cashman Hall Room 120
Box 267 

Responsibilities include: Conduct system management, GREAT Housing Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drug Programming, Staff Selection and Training

Supervises: Ryan Hall, Alumni Hall, Hamel Hall, Purtill Hall, Linnehan Hall, Ethan Allen Apartments, Hodson Hall, and Townhouses

Denise Tougas
Office Manager / Housing Operations
Alliot Student Center Room 103
Box 267

Resident Directors

Nichole Adach (Lyons Hall)
Hannah DuPrat (North Campus)
Eric Jaukkuri (Canterbury Hall)
Venessa Luck (Ryan Hall)
Patrick Mager (Hodson Hall and Townhouses)
Patton Massengill (Alumni Hall)
Crysandy Marte (Cashman Hall and Quad Commons)
Tim Mason-Osann (Joyce Hall)
May Watabe (Pontigny Hall)

Resident Assistants and Apartment Community Advisors

Each residence area is staffed by Resident Assistants (RAs) or Apartment Community Advisors (ACAs). RAs and ACAs are undergraduate student staff members who have primary supervisory responsibilities for a wing or floor of an individual residence hall or for an apartment or suite living area. RAs and ACAs 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/ACAs as "first line" contacts for assistance, information, support, referrals and, in many cases, friendship. RAs and ACAs are supervised by a Resident Director.

Resident Assistant Job Description
Apartment Community Advisor 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 Associate Director of Residence Life.

Associate Directors of Residence Life

The Associate Directors of Residence Life (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.  The ADs report to the Director of Residence Life.

Director of Residence Life

Under the guidance of the Director of Residence Life, the Residence Life staff works in conjunction with other campus staff members and departments such as the Housing Coordinator, the Director of Student Activities, the Director of New Student Programs, the Director of Multicultural Affairs, and other members of the Student Affairs staff 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.


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.


In exchange for their services, Resident Assistants and Apartment Community Advisors receive a single room and a stipend paid which is 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/ACA position will replace your Work-Study position.

Application Forms

Apartment Community Advisor
Returning Resident Assistant
New Resident Assistant
Staff Recommendation


If you have any questions about RA/ACA 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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