We are dedicated to supporting all undergraduate, graduate, and professional residential students throughout their time at Cornell. We work together with our colleagues throughout Campus and Community Engagement, to support the student experience.
Lindsay is the Director of Residential and New Student Programs. Lindsay’s work is focused on Cornell’s living-learning communities, with an emphasis on creating caring and respectful communities that promote intellectual curiosity, multicultural competence, and self-discovery. Lindsay’s programmatic initiatives are currently focused in two areas; Cornell’s North Campus and Collegetown communities, which include traditional first-year residence halls, Program Houses, and upper-level residence halls, and New Student Programs, which includes Cornell Orientation, Family Weekend, and the Carol Tatkon Center, Cornell’s intellectual, support, and resource center for first-year undergraduate students. Lindsay hopes to contribute to the broader Cornell values of diversity and inclusion, freedom and responsibility, and public service through her current work focused on the First-Year Experience, student health and well-being, and student-led mentorship programs.
Prior to stepping into this role, Lindsay was the Director for Orientation Programs at Cornell. Lindsay also served as the Assistant Dean for New Student Programs, Residence Hall Director of Low Rises 6 & 7, and the Residential Program Coordinator for Cornell Summer College.
Lindsay received her B.A. in Economics and French from Hamilton College, and her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2012, Lindsay worked in residence life and student activities at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Vermont in 2003 and her Master of Science in Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University in 2005. Before coming to Ithaca in 2008, Laura worked as a Residence Director at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.
Laura first joined Cornell as a Graduate Residence Manager working with on campus graduate and professional student communities. In her current role, Laura works closely with Residence Hall Directors to help promote engaging on campus residential communities for students. Laura also supports student conduct and student staff search processes in Residential and New Student Programs (RNSP).
Theoria received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 and her M.S. in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois in 2010. She served as the Residence Hall Director of Ujamaa Residential College for five years.
Currently, Theoria is an Assistant Director for Residential and New Student Programs (RNSP). In this role she works to develop educational initiatives that focus on sexual violence prevention, and issues of gender equality and inclusiveness. She collaborates with campus partners to continue the efforts to establish a foundation of respect that stresses the intrinsic value and worth of all students.
Brandee received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Community Psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
As the Assistant Director, with primary responsibility for summer residential programs, she works with Summer College, the Prefreshman Summer Program and Summer Sessions. She loves working with students from pre-college to graduate students. Brandee brings her passion for supporting students and their mental health to her everyday work and is very involved in campus initiatives as a facilitator for mental health trainings for first year students and student organizations.
Dennis received his B.A. in English from Indiana University and M.A.E. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Western Kentucky University. Before coming to Cornell in the Summer of 2013, Dennis worked in Housing and Residence Life at Indiana University, Bloomington.
In Residential and New Student Programs (RNSP), Dennis’ main area of responsibility is Student Staff Training, where he works with the Residence Hall Directors and Campus Partners to train both first year and returning Resident Advisors on the complex, outside the classroom, issues that our students face.
Charlotte received an Associate’s Degree in Science, Liberal Arts, Sciences/General Studies from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) in 2008. Prior to coming to Cornell in 1987, Charlotte worked in retail and for a privately owned newspaper. She has worked at Schuyler House and Myron Taylor Law Library. She moved to Cascadilla Hall, where she was the building “Secretary”, then to Sheldon Court, serving as the Central Office Secretary. In 1990, the department reorganized and became Campus Life. The new office became Residential Education. The name has changed numerous times: Community Development, Residential Programs, and to its current name, Residential and New Student Programs.
Charlotte assists with Student Staff Selection processes – Academic year Resident Advisor Selection, Prefreshman Summer Program, Summer Sessions, Summer College, and Graduate Community Advisor Selection. She also assisted with the North Campus Faculty in Residences, Faculty Fellows, and Dining Discussion Fellows Program before it was relocated to the Provost Office.
Marilou received an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). She has been an administrative assistant in previous jobs and has been a teller at CFCU Credit Union.
At Cornell, Marilou started in a temporary position for the planning of President Skorton’s inauguration. She has now been in Residential and New Student Programs (RNSP) as an administrative assistant since the fall of 2007.
Eric was born and raised in Michigan and holds dual baccalaureate degrees in Sociology and in Psychology from Grand Valley State University. Eric also holds an M.A. in Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University, with a concentration in adult learning within global social movements. Prior to coming Cornell, Eric worked as a Health Educator for interpersonal violence prevention programs at Northern Illinois University’s Health Enhancement.
In his current role, Eric serves as the Graduate Residence Manager for Hasbrouck Community Apartments and Thurston Court. In this role he works with two graduate level housing communities for Cornell Graduate, PhD, and Post Doc. students. These communities not only house these students, but their spouses, children and family who may be unaffiliated with Cornell. Together with the Graduate Community Advisors, Eric focuses his efforts to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for approximately 730 graduate students and their families.
Eric also serves as the Advisor to the Committee for the Advancement of Muslim Life where he provides general oversight to the Muslim Center of Cornell. Eric is the direct point of contact for these students and the Cornell senior administration. He advises the student community by offering programming support, guidance, and serves as a resource to those interested in Islam and to those identifying as Muslim.
Candace received her B.A. in Social Relations from Cornell (’70). Having come of age in the 1960’s, she and her husband settled into homesteading outside of Ithaca, where they raised much of their own food and 3 children.
Candace has taught in preschools, Headstart classrooms and private elementary schools. She received an Arts in Education grant to teach poetry in a local school, and developed and taught creative writing classes for elementary kids.
Candace has worked (with great joy!) as the Youth & Family Program Coordinator for graduate student families at Hasbrouck for over 16 years.
Kimerly (not Kimberly) received her B.A. in English with specialization in Creative Writing and a minor in Women’s Studies from Oberlin College. She spends her spare time pursuing her interest in art history and the history of the Underground Railroad in the central New York region, as well as her hometown Cambridge, Maryland.
Kimerly has recently become the Youth & Family Program Coordinator for graduate student families at Hasbrouck.
Imani received her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Law, with a minor in History from Binghamton University. She also completed her Masters of Social Science, with a concentration in Higher Education, from Binghamton, as well.
Imani started here at Cornell University in 2006 as the Residence Director for Cornell's Summer Sessions Program. She currently oversees Court-Kay-Bauer's first year community and the Cornell Summer Sessions Program. Some of her other responsibilities include being chair for the Student Staff Development and Training Committee, sitting on the Operations Committee and serving as the liaison between Residential and New Student Programs (RNSP) and Greek Life.
Sam received her B.S. in Neurobiology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Kansas (the Jayhawks) then traveled to Southern Illinois University Carbondale (the Salukis) to earn an M.S.Ed. in College Student Personnel. She was also an ACUHO-I intern at Sacramento State University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Throughout her time in higher education, she has worked for admissions, university relations, residence life, conferences, academic initiatives, recruitment and retention, orientation, family programs, and was even a college mascot.
As the RHD for the Ecology House, Sam has the wonderful opportunity to work with a passionate group of students working towards sustainability, animal welfare, and environmental justice, education, and stewardship.
Devan received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State University in 2011 and his Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont in 2013. Prior to joining the Residential and New Student Programs at Cornell, Devan worked as the Assistant Director of Diversity Programs and Multicultural Affairs and Residence Life Coordinator for Diversity Programs at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA.
Devan joined the RNSP team in 2015 and currently serves as the Residence Hall Director for the Collegetown and Schuyler House communities which includes Cascadilla Hall, Sheldon Court, 112 Edgemoor Lane & Schuyler House. The Collegetown area is home to upper-level and transfer students.
Perdita received both her B.S and M.B.A degrees in International Business from the University of Bridgeport (UB) in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Prior to joining the Residential and New Student Programs at Cornell, she served with the AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) program exploring the roles of Higher Education in community engagement with the Campus Compact affiliates in Connecticut, North Carolina, and New York. Perdita is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh and speaks fluent Bengali, Hindi and Urdu. She moved to the United States in 2008 with her family, who now resides in Chicago, Illinois. Her love for higher education stemmed from her experiences as a Resident Advisor, Senior Community Assistant, Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities, and other various student leader roles during her tenure as a student at UB.
Perdita joined the RNSP team in January 2017, and is currently the Residence Hall Director for Balch Hall, a residence for first-year women.
Jallissa received her A.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in science from Northeastern Junior College. Then received her B.A. in Africana Studies and Psychology and M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to coming to Cornell, Jallissa worked in cultural services as the program coordinator for the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center. Jallissa's passion is developing and creating ways for students who hold marginalized identities to have positive experiences in higher education through access, retention, and policy.
Jallissa is the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for the Townhouse Community, a first-year community on Cornell's North Campus. As the RHD, Jallissa is responsible for the long range planning as well as the day-to-day operations of the building. Jallissa supervises the 8 Resident Advisors (RA), the Senior Resident Advisor (SRA).
Adidi received her B.A. in Photography and studied Arabic from Grand Valley State University and her M.Ed. in Counseling, Adult and Higher Education and studied American Sign Language at Northern Illinois University. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2010, Adidi worked in residential life at Northern Illinois University.
Adidi is the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for High Rise 5 and Jameson Hall, a first year community on Cornell's North Campus. As the RHD, Adidi is responsible for the long range planning as well as the day-to-day operations of the building. Adidi supervises the 10 Resident Advisors (RA), the Assistant Resident Hall Director, and the High Rise Librarians that work in the community. She has also held positions with Cornell Summer College and the Judicial Administrator's Office. In addition, Adidi advises several student organizations, serves on multiple university committees and Presidential Councils, and Co-Chairs the university's Student and Academic Services Diversity Council.
Stacy received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University in 2016 and her Master of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2017. Prior to joining Residential and New Student Programs (RNSP) at Cornell, Stacy worked in the International Education Office and Office of Residential Life at UCLA.
Stacy joined RNSP in 2017 and currently serves as the Residence Hall Director for the Holland International Living Center (HILC).
Jeannine received her B.S. in Speech Communication from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI and her M.A. in Student Affairs Administration at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI where she served as an Assistant Hall Director.
Prior to becoming the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for Mews, Jeannine served as the RHD for the Ecology House.
Jamie received her B.A. in Anthropology and Culture & Communication from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY and her M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.
Jamie joined the RNSP team in 2016, and is currently the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for Clara Dickson Hall, a first year community and one of Cornell’s Program Houses, the Multicultural Living-Learning Unit (McLLU). In addition, Jamie advises several student organizations and sits on several liaison committees through Cornell Health.
Catherine received her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish and her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in New Jersey. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2015, she worked at Rutgers University-Newark in the Office of Student Life.
Catherine is currently the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for the Latino Living Center (LLC).
Marcus received his B.S.B.A. in Marketing and his M.Ed. in Counseling and College Student Affairs from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Cornell, Marcus had work experience at Morgan State University, as well as internship experience at Bucknell University and East Stroudsburg University.
In his current role, Marcus serves as the Residence Hall Director (RHD) of Ujamaa Residential College.
Mark received his B.A. in Philosophy from The College of Wooster in Wooster, OH and his Masters of Education in Counseling from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2014, Mark worked in health education at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Mark is currently the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for the Low Rises.
Kyle received his B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in Geneseo, NY and his M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Prior to coming to Cornell in 2017 as a Residence Hall Director (RHD) for the Just About Music (JAM) program house, Kyle served as a Residence Director at Tompkins Cortland Community College, a Head Resident for Cornell Summer College '16, and as an outreach coordinator for the Canisius College Counseling Center.
Blayne Stone Jr. received his B.A. in Communications and his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Blayne is the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for Mary Donlon Hall. He also serves as the Program Director for the Cornell Summer College Program. He has taken on a new position within the Men of Color Council (MOCC), as the chairperson/president for the next two years. In addition, he also advises and coaches the Cornell Paint Ball Team.
Evan received his B.S in Communications from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2015, and a M.A in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2017 (Go Bucks!). Prior to joining Residential and New Student Programs (RNSP) at Cornell, Evan served as an Assistant Hall Director at Ohio State for two years and completed a summer ACUHO-i internship at Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University). His love for higher education and student affairs stemmed from his experiences as a Resident Advisor, Peer Tutor, Orientation Counselor, and Hall Government President during his undergrad years. Evan has particular interests in LGBTQ+ experiences in higher education and education access, retention, and policy.
Evan joined the RNSP team in July 2017 and is currently the Residence Hall Director for Risley Hall, the creative and performing arts program house.