About Us

Karli Buday

Karli Buday

Director (Interim)
(607) 255-1242

Karli is the current Interim Director to Campus Activities within Campus and Community Engagement. The Campus Activities Team strives to focus on promoting and nurturing student learning, social responsibility, and community membership through experiential learning and student involvement. In addition, the office directly works with over 1,000 student organizations to provide mentorship through the year.

Karli formerly was the Assistant Director for Community Education and Class Pride and worked collaboratively on programs across all units within the Cornell community. In this role, Karli had direct oversight to Senior Days, Senior Convocation, The Class Council Bus Program, Class Councils, Zinck’s Senior Society, and the CUTonight Commission. In addition, Karli supported the Residential Life Professional Staff Committee and lead the department in professional staffing.

Previous, Karli was the Program Coordinator for the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. Karli also served as the Residential Hall Director of the Townhouses, Interim Assistant Director of Orientation, and Interim Residential Hall Director of Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts, supported the Office of the Judicial Administrator and the Residential Program Coordinator for Cornell Summer College.

Karli received her B.A. in Studio Art, her B.S. in Environmental Science from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania and her M.F.A. in Visual Arts with a concentration in Ceramics at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

In her free time she is the Tompkins and Cortland Area Coordinator for the local Special Olympics program and works closely with the Tompkins and Cornell United Way efforts.

Denise Cassaro

Denice Cassaro

Assistant Director
(607) 255-8824

Denice is an Assistant Director in Campus Activities where she is dedicated to providing vibrant and supportive opportunities that promote and nurture student learning, the practice of leadership, social responsibility, interpersonal skill-building and self-awareness through experiential learning. She directly advises the Welcome Weekend Committee, the Willard Straight Hall Student Union Board and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Program Board. Denice oversees the Campus Activities Resource Center located in Willard Straight Hall and the Big Red Shuttle program. She, also, provides guidance to student organizations and assists with the coordination of on-campus events.

Denice received her B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam, her M.Ed. in Counseling from St. Lawrence University, her M.S.W from Marywood University, and was in a PhD program at Cornell University in Program Evaluation and Planning (ABD).

She is also known for her Community Connection emails!

Bridget DuBrey

Bridget DuBrey

Assistant Director
(607) 255-3513

Bridget is an Assistant Director in Campus Activities and helps to ensure the success of all student groups on campus. Bridget focuses on helping students learn skills in leadership, inclusion, organization, and time management through their experiences outside of the classroom. Bridget directly advises the ’20 and ’21 Class Councils, SAFC, and the Senior Days Committee and is excited to assist all student groups throughout the year.

Prior to arriving at Cornell, Bridget worked in Residential Life for several years. During her time in Residential Life programs in Buffalo and Delaware, Bridget cultivated skills in educational programming and found ways to incorporate her passion for live theatre and performance into her work. She also worked to build community, shape student leaders, and manage conflicts.

Bridget has a B.A. in Theatre from SUNY Potsdam and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from the University at Buffalo.

Outside of work, Bridget can often be found rehearsing or performing with community theatre groups. She also enjoys exploring the outdoors and reading.

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Kyle Schillace

Assistant Director
(607) 255-0619

Kyle is an Assistant Director for Campus Activities. Kyle’s work focuses on advising Class Councils ’22 and ’23, the CUTonight Commission, and the Senior Convocation committee. He also oversees the Class Council Bus Program and assists with student leadership training and workshops.

Prior to this role, Kyle has served in multiple roles here at Cornell. He has served as the Area Coordinator for the South Campus residential communities (Cascadilla Hall, Sheldon Court, 112 Edgemoor, Schuyler House, and the Equity & Engagement Community), the Residence Hall Director for the Just About Music (JAM) Program House on North Campus, and worked as a liaison in New Student Programs with planning New Student Orientation. He has also volunteered during Senior Days, Convocation, and commencement events. He is currently a staff advisor for the Cornell Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Omega.

Kyle is very excited to engage with students in a unique way through Campus Activities, and understands the important role student leadership opportunities play in a student’s experience and growth. There is so much to learn during your time in college outside of the classroom!

Kyle received his B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo in Geneseo, NY, and his M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

In his free time, Kyle enjoys exploring the nature around Ithaca, frolicking around with his dog, Cedric, playing board/video games, and reading books.

Linda Siptrott

Program Assistant, Campus Activities; Business Manager
(607) 255-0620

Linda works closely with the Willard Straight Hall Resource Center student staff, assisting with hiring and training, staff development, and learning outcome assessment. Her passion for mentoring has driven her to work and train using a hands-on approach and to lead by example.

Linda came to the university more than 20 years ago, bringing retail and business skills and a passion for engaging with people. She believes that much learning happens outside of the classroom and teaches “life skills” - the skills that are essential for everyone to learn, and that you take wherever you go!

Roxanne Edsall

Roxanne Edsall

Operations and Administrative Assistant
(607) 255-4169

Roxanne is the current Office Manager for the Campus Activities Office. She has been serving Cornell University for over 25 years and has an immense passion for supporting students.

In her current role as Office Manager, Roxanne has oversight of the office logistics, budgets, scheduling, and ensures the professional staff have the administrative needs to be successful in their roles.

In addition to the above responsibilities, Roxanne has direct oversight of the approval process for the Student Organization’s Registration process. In this role she works directly with over 4,000 students leaders to ensure they have properly completed each step and she organizes all electronic materials needed for the process. In addition, she manages all the Sports Clubs rosters and ensures that certain Sports Clubs officers have the proper education as it pertains to safety and well-being.

Roxanne has many years of experience with small/large scale event planning and development. She is available at any time during the business day to engage with students and guide them through the event planning process.

When Roxanne isn’t working, you may find her at home baking, cooking, or enjoying her grandchildren. Her motto is “ Live every day to the fullest”.