PAST AAC MEMBERS
Below are brief profiles of past AAC members:
Beverly Ilacqua (Chair, 2007-2008)
Beverly Ilacqua has served several terms on AAC, including as AAC chairperson. Currently she is in her 35th year as an HWS employee. Beverly's daughter Karen Reuscher is a member of the William Smith Class of 1988 and a former AAC member. Bev works in Information Technology. Her goal is to promote more communication and interaction between AAC and our constituents.
Betti Green (Vice-Chair, 2007-2008)
Betti Green is a Nurse Practitioner and the coordinator of Hubbs Student Health Center. She has been at HWS since 1984, and has served on AAC since September, 2005. Betti is interested in being a conduit for the administrative staff to bring their issues and concerns to AAC. Her special interest area at HWS is providing physical fitness and wellness opportunities for staff. She would like to initiate a program in which staff members are allotted one hour a day, 2-3 times each week, to participate in an exercise/fitness/wellness activity. Betti's older son Joshua is a member of the Hobart Class of 1995.
Katie Flowers (Secretary, 2007-2008)
Katie Flowers' is a former AmeriCorps VISTA and enjoys working with literacy initiatives including America Reads and Jumpstart as the assistant director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. Her husband Robb is an interim vice president of student affairs, and they are both happy to be at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Joe Ambrosetti serves as the Associate Director of Employer Relations at Salisbury Center for Career Services. His job is to help HWS students find a variety of dynamic internship and job opportunities around the country before they graduate. He is in his 4th year with the Colleges, and he enjoys working with the students! Joe lives in Geneva with his wife and three daughters.
Lisa Kaenzig serves as Assistant Dean for William Smith. Her primary responsibilities include working with the first-year class and overseeing programs, including Orientation and Common Ground, that orient new students to HWS. Lisa's previous career included working for several years in politics in Washington, D.C., and serving as a career consultant. Lisa has a B.A. in political science from Rutgers, an M.A. in human resource development from George Washington University, and is currently completing her dissertation for her Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary.
Holly Morris-Kuentz (Vice Chair, 2008-2009)
Holly Morris-Kuentz has been an employee of the Colleges since Sept. 2005 in the capacity of instructional and technology leader in the office of Information Technology Services. Her job is to manage and oversee the delivery of instructional technology services. This includes smart classroom design, working closely with faculty and students to integrate technology into coursework, providing for the effective use of technology-based teaching tools, conducting technology evaluations and developing technology training programs that meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.
Melissa Sue Sorrells '05 (Secretary, 2008-2009)
Since joining the Colleges in 2006, Melissa Sorrells has worked in the Office of Communications on the institutional Web site, The Pulteney Street Survey and other communication efforts. Melissa is also graduate of William Smith College, class of 2005. She looks forward to expanding her role in the campus community by serving on the Administrative Advisory Committee.
Bill Warder '96 (Programming Chair, 2008-2009)
Bill Warder serves as the Senior Associate Director of Admissions with primary recruiting responsibilities in Upstate NY, Philadelphia, Princeton and the Midwest. He is a 1996 Hobart graduate, majoring in Comparative Literature and Classical Greek. Bill received his Master's degree from Nazareth College and currently lives in Geneva with his wife Miranda.
Jean Warren, assistant to the William Smith deans, enjoys her role in helping students be successful at the Colleges. She is also interested in seeing more departments work cooperatively.
This is Tabatha Spinner's seventh year at HWS. She is the HR administrator in the Office of Human Resources. Tabatha lives in Seneca Falls with her husband and two children.
Chaplain Lesley Adams was ordained an Episcopal Priest in 1988, having earned her B.A. from Smith College, and her M.Div. from Harvard University. She joined the faculty at Hobart and William Smith in 1995 and serves as Chaplain for the Colleges’ community. She is the Episcopal Province II coordinator for ministry in higher education. She is also an affiliate of the Center for Progressive Christianity.
Shane Kenyon '96 (AAC Chair, 2005-2006)
Shane Kenyon has been with Hobart and William Smith Colleges as a full-time employee since May 2003, working in IT Services. His current role is as Enterprise Solutions Architect with responsibility for administrative systems, the HWS Web site and overall systems software architecture and planning. Before working at HWS, Shane was the owner of Riverwalk Communications (Geneva, N.Y.) a Web development company, and later served as vice president of strategic technology at eBase Interactive, Inc. (Binghamton, N.Y.). Shane attended Hobart College in 1996 in preparation for graduate studies at RIT in software project management. He received his B.A. with double-majors in geography and political science from the University of Texas, San Antonio in 1993. Shane has two children, Kian (b. 1995) and Sadie (b. 1998) and is married to Laura Kenyon. He is involved in the Geneva community, serving on vestry at St. Peter's Episcopal Church as well as on the Diocesan Council in Rochester, and has served on the board of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Geneva Technology Council, and Geneva Community Projects.
Chevanne "Chevy" DeVaney '95
Chevy DeVaney has been with the Colleges since 1998, and has been a member of AAC for several years. She is the assistant director of intercultural affairs and international students adviser. Her office is located in the Office of Intercultural Affairs at 288 Pulteney Street. Her husband, Jeff, is a 1993 Hobart graduate and works in the Alumni Office.
Katie Flowers (AAC Secretary, 2005-2006)
This is Katie Flowers' first year as an AAC member and her second year at HWS. She is a former AmeriCorps VISTA and enjoys working with literacy initiatives including America Reads and Jumpstart as the assistant director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. Her husband Robb is an associate dean of students and they are both happy to be at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Russ Hess (AAC Vice Chair, 2005-2006)
An employee of the Colleges for 5 years, Russ Hess is serving his second term on the AAC committee. He is the director of The Sport and Recreation Center at the Colleges.
Lisa Kaenzig is in her third year working at the Colleges, where she serves as assistant dean for William Smith. Her primary responsibilities include working with the first-year class and overseeing programs, including Orientation and Common Ground, that orient new students to HWS. Lisa's previous career included working for several years in politics in Washington, D.C., and serving as a career consultant. Lisa has a B.A. in political science from Rutgers, an M.A. in human resource development from George Washington University, and is currently completing her dissertation for her Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary.
Robert O'Connor is serving on the AAC as a representative from the Senior Staff. Bob has worked at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for over seven years and currently serves as President Gearan's Chief of Staff and also the Secretary to the Board of Trustees.