About Us

Joe Scaffido

Director of Campus Activities
(607) 255-4169

Joe has over 20 years of experience in student activities and higher education. He specializes in event planning, contract negotiations, and advising student organizations. At Cornell, Joe has advised major programming boards, including the Cornell Concert Commission, Cornell University Program Board, and the Willard Straight Hall Student Union Board (SUB). He currently oversees the student organization registration and the event registration processes, and advises the Graduate & Professional Student Programming Board and the Slope Day Programming Board (SDPB). Joe co-chairs the Events Management Planning Team (EMPT), and is available for general event planning consultation, contract questions, or student organization questions.

Joe received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science and Business Economics from SUNY Potsdam, and his Master of Science Degree in Student Affairs & Higher Education from Indiana State University. 

Imani Allen

Program Coordinator
(607) 254-7491

Imani oversees many of the programs and services in Willard Straight Hall. She advises the Willard Straight Hall Student Union Board (SUB) and supervises the student employees in the Willard Straight Hall Resource Center.

Denice Cassaro

Program Coordinator
(607) 255-8824

Denice is a Program Coordinator 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 advises student organizations and works closely with both student organizations and event planners to develop organizations and assist with the coordination of on-campus events.

Denice has a background in counseling, social work, program evaluation and social justice issues. She is also known for her Community Connection emails!

Roxanne Edsall

Operations and Administrative Assistant
(607) 255-4169

Roxanne manages the Event Registration Form (ERF) for campus event registrations and supports the student organization registration process. She collects and maintains materials required for club registration, and is available to consult with clubs and university offices about holding events on Cornell’s property. Roxanne also approves all requests for the use of the Cornell name, logo and artwork on manufactured items and coordinates the agenda for Event Management Planning Team (EMPT) meetings.

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!

Jessie White

Program Coordinator
(607) 255-0619

Jessie advises the Cornell Concert Commission, Slope Day Programming Board, Class Councils, Senior Week Committee, and Senior Convocation. Jessie specializes in large-scale event planning and is available for event planning consultation. Her event experience includes producing and organizing events like Cornell Homecoming, Ithaca College's presidential inauguration and 125th anniversary celebration, and the "Tommy Comes Home" centennial flight event for the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation. Jessie also has experience with leadership development programming.

Jessie is involved within the community contributing to various boards and volunteer efforts. She is the 2019 Chair for Tompkins Connect, a young professional organization that provides networking and volunteer opportunities for young professionals in Tompkins County. In addition, she’s on the board for Musicians for World Harmony and volunteers for the Benefit the State committee which raises money for The State Theatre. When Jessie isn’t working, you can find her exploring outdoors or working on creative projects.