RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION STAFF

Res Ed Office

Our professional staff generally hold master's degrees in student personnel, higher education, counseling or a related field. Responsibilities include supervision of Resident Assistants; campus emergency response; safety, security, and facility issues for their area; staff selection, training and development; advising on personal matters; referrals to appropriate on-campus offices; adjudication of disciplinary matters; oversight of residence hall and campus-wide programming; and advising of student groups.

As a staff, we also oversee all aspects of housing of students each year in our variety of houses and halls. In addition, our staff also serves on a variety of campus committees such as community relations, orientation and dining services as we aim to help the Colleges meet the needs of all of our students.


Central Office Staff

Shelle Basilio-Murray

Shelle Basilio-Murray

(She/her/hers)
Assistant Dean of Student Engagement
Office: 101 St. Clair
Phone: (315) 781-3880
E-Mail: basilio@hws.edu

Shelle is responsible for ensuring the campus residence halls, apartments, and small/theme houses are safe, well-maintained, and provide an engaging, co-curricular experience which connects residents to HWS and the Geneva community. Shelle coordinates and supervises the the day-to-day responsibilities with the central office team. Shelle works closely with the Posse Program and serves as the Assistant Director of the First Generation Initiative. Shelle also serves as a facilitator for the Personal Empowerment Course at the Colleges.

Jenna Konyak

Jenna Konyak

(She/her/hers)
Associate Director of Housing and OneCard Operations
Office: 101 St. Clair
Phone: 315-781-3880
E-Mail: konyak@hws.edu

Jenna is responsible for the day-to-day housing procedures for The Colleges. She manages both the room assignment and room change processes, including upperclassmen housing selection and new student placements. Jenna also coordinates the opening and closing of the residential neighborhoods. She oversees the OneCard system in regards to access to buildings and use of Community Cash. Lastly, she works with the rest of the Residential Education team to ensure that the students’ experience residing on HWS’s campus is comfortable, safe, and enriching.

Jenna earned a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational leadership studies from Northeastern University. When not working, Jenna enjoys crafting and catching up on baking competitions. She loves working for HWS and looks forward to working with you!


RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD STAFF

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

(She/her/hers)
Assistant Director
Oversees: Blackwell, Comstock, Miller, Hirshson, and Odell’s Village
Office: Central Office
Phone: (315) 781-3080
E-Mail: hjsmith@hws.edu

Hannah joined the HWS residential education team in July of 2019 and supervises the William Smith Hill staff. Hannah received a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration from The College at Brockport, SUNY. With unique experiences studying in Ireland and a rewarding year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA, Hannah continues to enjoy service learning and looks forward to connecting with the HWS community. In her free time, Hannah enjoys horseback riding, reading, traveling with family and friends, and exploring the Finger Lakes!

Michael Doeblin

Michael Doeblin '17

(He/Him/His)
Assistant Director
Oversees: DeCordova, Emerson, Caird, McCormick, and 380 S Main
Office: Central Office
Phone: (315) 781-3870
E-Mail: doeblin@hws.edu

Michael graduated from Hobart College, and is a first generation college graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies and Education. Since graduation, he has spent time in Boston participating in AmeriCorps. Michael has worked for many offices during his time at HWS and has considerable knowledge about the Colleges as well as the Geneva community. He enjoys spending his spare time outdoors, traveling, and with family and friends. He has been working in residential education since March of 2019 and oversees the de Cordova area on campus. He is all about service and is a strong advocate for students at HWS.

Torii Bicondova

Torii Bicondova

(She/her/hers)
Area Coordinator
Oversees: Jackson, Potter, and Rees
Office: Rees Hall
Phone: (315) 781-3680
E-Mail: bicondova@hws.edu

Torii joined the HWS residential education team in August 2020. She received a bachelor's degree in media production, with minors in sociology and film & media studies, and a master's degree in adult and higher education with a student affairs emphasis. She is passionate about holistic student development, intentional identity exploration, intercultural competence, diversity and inclusion, and authentic community building. In her free time, Torii enjoys hanging out with her pup (@mumsthebyrd), sipping coffee, car ride jam sessions, exploring nature, playing board games, and critiquing cheesy horror movies.

 

CONTACT

Office of Residential Education
101 St. Clair Street,
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3880
Fax: (315) 781-4026
Email: resed@hws.edu



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