Meet Our Staff

Student Life Staff

Dawn Ellinwood

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Alliot Student Center 215
Box 267
802.654.2566
dellinwood@smcvt.edu


Megan Ohler

Associate Dean of Students / Director of Residential Operations & Systems
Alliot Student Center 103
Box 267
802.654.2566
mohler@smcvt.edu


Sarah Childs

Assistant Dean of Students / Director of the Center of Multicultural Affairs & Services
Alliot Student Center 223
Box 267
802.654.2663

schilds@smcvt.edu


Kerri Leach

Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Student Activities
Dion Family Student Center 203
Box 267
802.654.2568
kleach@smcvt.edu


Brian Lee

Assistant Dean of Students / Coordinator of Residential Housing & Summer Operations
Alliot Student Center 103
Box 267
802.654.2566
blee@smcvt.edu


Jeff Vincent

Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life and Community Standards & Student Conduct
Alliot Student Center 205
Box 267
802.654.2754
jvincent@smcvt.edu


Catherine Welch

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

 

Resident Directors

Daviah Lawrence (Alumni Hall & Aubin Hall)

Cody Putnam (Lyons Hall)

Andrea Rodriguez Trochez (Cashman Hall/GEAR Housing /Graduate Students)

Adrian Diaz (Pontigny & Canterbury Halls/GREAT Housing/Honors Housing/LGBTQIA+ Housing)

Nicole Noce (Townhouses/RH4/Hodson / Center for Women & Gender)

Sydney Rybicki (Townhouses/RH4/Hodson / Student Activities)

Jake Taylor (Townhouses/RH4/Hodson)

 

 

Position Descriptions

Resident Assistants

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 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/Director of Residence Life.

Assistant Deans of Students

The Assistant Deans of Students (ADs) are full-time staff members who have received Masters level degrees or higher within such areas as college student development, counseling psychology, and education. ADs have responsibilities within Student Affairs such as Residence Life, Housing Operations, Student Activities, Title IX and Multicultural Affairs.

Associate Dean of Students

The Associate Dean of Students is a full-time staff member reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.  This is a Masters level degrees or higher position within such areas as college student development, counseling psychology, and education. The Associate Dean has responsibilities in general areas of Student Affairs including Residential Operations & Systems.

Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

All of Student Affairs falls under the leadership of the Vice President of Student Affairs / Dean of Students.  The entire Student Affairs staff works in conjunction with other members of the campus to better meet the needs of the student community.

RA Selection Process

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 Jeff Vincent, Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life at 802.654.2754.

Student Life Staff

Dawn Ellinwood

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Alliot Student Center 215
Box 267
802.654.2566
dellinwood@smcvt.edu


Megan Ohler

Associate Dean of Students / Director of Residential Operations & Systems
Alliot Student Center 103
Box 267
802.654.2566
mohler@smcvt.edu


Sarah Childs

Assistant Dean of Students / Director of the Center of Multicultural Affairs & Services
Alliot Student Center 223
Box 267
802.654.2663

schilds@smcvt.edu


Kerri Leach

Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Student Activities
Dion Family Student Center 203
Box 267
802.654.2568
kleach@smcvt.edu


Brian Lee

Assistant Dean of Students / Coordinator of Residential Housing & Summer Operations
Alliot Student Center 103
Box 267
802.654.2566
blee@smcvt.edu


Jeff Vincent

Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life and Community Standards & Student Conduct
Alliot Student Center 205
Box 267
802.654.2754
jvincent@smcvt.edu


Catherine Welch

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

 

Resident Directors

Daviah Lawrence (Alumni Hall & Aubin Hall)

Cody Putnam (Lyons Hall)

Andrea Rodriguez Trochez (Cashman Hall/GEAR Housing /Graduate Students)

Adrian Diaz (Pontigny & Canterbury Halls/GREAT Housing/Honors Housing/LGBTQIA+ Housing)

Nicole Noce (Townhouses/RH4/Hodson / Center for Women & Gender)

Sydney Rybicki (Townhouses/RH4/Hodson / Student Activities)

Jake Taylor (Townhouses/RH4/Hodson)

 

 

Position Descriptions

Resident Assistants

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 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/Director of Residence Life.

Assistant Deans of Students

The Assistant Deans of Students (ADs) are full-time staff members who have received Masters level degrees or higher within such areas as college student development, counseling psychology, and education. ADs have responsibilities within Student Affairs such as Residence Life, Housing Operations, Student Activities, Title IX and Multicultural Affairs.

Associate Dean of Students

The Associate Dean of Students is a full-time staff member reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.  This is a Masters level degrees or higher position within such areas as college student development, counseling psychology, and education. The Associate Dean has responsibilities in general areas of Student Affairs including Residential Operations & Systems.

Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

All of Student Affairs falls under the leadership of the Vice President of Student Affairs / Dean of Students.  The entire Student Affairs staff works in conjunction with other members of the campus to better meet the needs of the student community.

RA Selection Process

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 Jeff Vincent, Assistant Dean of Students / Director of Residence Life at 802.654.2754.