Robert Pool

Robert Pool joined the HWS Student Activities Office as the new director in 2007.  He holds degrees from Southeast Missouri State University in philosophy and speech communication and his masters in counseling and higher education administration.

Robert has 12 years of dedicated service to college students.  As a graduate assistant, he worked with Orientation and first year students at the Southeastern Missouri State University and spent 10 years as Assistant Dean of Students from the University of Evansville.  Under his direction, Student Activities strives to deliver student development programming and learning opportunities that prepare students for a life of leadership in a global society.  Originally from Anchorage, Alaska Robert lives in Geneva with his wife Kim and three children.

Kim Kochin
Assistant Director/Fraternity Advisor

Kim Kochin has worked in higher education from the time she was a graduate student in Res. Ed at Mansfield University in PA.  Kochin holds a Masters Degree in Arts Education and an undergraduate degree in studio/fine arts with emphasis in advertising and design with minors in philosophy and communications from Mansfield University.  She was a 1st year RD at SUNY Brockport and a First Year Area Coordinator at St. John Fisher College before joining the HWS community as a Residential Education Area Coordinator for Theme Housing in 2004 then serving as Assistant Director of Residential Education before making the leap to Student Activities in 2006 where she enjoys assisting students with programs, bringing dynamic entertainment to the Colleges and helping the fraternity men strive for excellence.

Cully Semans
Secretary/Publicity Specialist

Cully Semans has been the secretary/publicity specialist for the Student Activities office since August 2003.  Prior to working at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Cully worked at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, N.Y.  She attended Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, where she earned her associate’s degree in secretarial science.


Office of Student Activities
Scandling Center
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3513
Fax: (315) 781-3511