Residence Life Staff

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

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


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


Megan Ohler
Director of New & Sophomore Programs / Associate Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 214
802.654.2248
Box 267 
mohler@smcvt.edu


Brian Lee
Assistant Dean of Students

Pontigny Hall Room 118
802.654.2207
Box 267
blee@smcvt.edu 

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

Supervises: Alumni Hall, Quad Commons, and North Campus (Hamel, Purtill, and Linnehan Halls and Ethan Allen Apartments)


Jeff Vincent
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, Alcohol and Other Drug Programming, Staff Selection and Training

Supervises: Hodson Hall, Townhouses, Pontigny Hall, and Cashman Hall


Kerri Leach
Assistant Dean of Students

Alliot Student Center Room 208
802.654.2444
Box 267 
kleach@smcvt.edu

Responsibilities include: Sophomore Programming, Transfer Transitions

Supervises: Lyons, Joyce, and Ryan Halls


Kimoi Seale
Assistant Dean of Students

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

Responsibilities include: You COUNT! Programming, Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services, Programming, GEAR

Supervises: Cashman Hall


Denise Tougas
Office Manager / Housing Operations
 
Alliot Student Center Room 103
802.654.2566
Box 267
dtougas@smcvt.edu


Resident Directors

Patton Massengill (Alumni Hall and Quad Commons)

Tim Mason-Osann (Joyce Hall)

Nichole Adach (Lyons Hall)

Crysandy Marte (Ryan Hall)

Stephanie Lewis (Cashman Hall)

Sunny Masison(Pontigny & Canterbury Halls)

Venessa Luck (North Campus)

Eric Jaukkuri (Hodson Hall and Townhouses)

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 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/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; New & Sophomore Student Programs and Development.

Senior Associate Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life

Under the guidance of the Senior Associate 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 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

Questions

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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