RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION STAFF

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

(She/her/hers)
Director of Residential Education
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 many of the day-to-day responsibilities with the central office team, professional area staff, and paraprofessional (resident assistant and house manager) students. Shelle is also responsible for the recruitment, selection, development and supervision of the professional area staff on-campus. Shelle manages the residential curriculum and overall programming efforts for the department while working with different offices and faculty on-campus to facilitate outreach to students. Shelle also serves as a facilitator for the Personal Empowerment Course at the Colleges.

Shelle graduated from Niagara University with a bachelor's degree in French and Romance languages and a master’s degree in secondary education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is often seen walking her dog, Molly around campus.

Brittany Broderick

(She/her/hers)
Director of Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention
Office: 101 St. Clair
Phone: 315-781-3880
E-Mail: broderick@hws.edu

Brittany is responsible for education and prevention efforts on campus regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. This includes meeting with students who have violated student conduct, as well as presenting prevention focused programming in the residence halls and elsewhere on campus.

In addition, Brittany teaches Intro to Psychology at St. John Fisher College and is both a certified personal trainer and running coach. Brittany began a “running streak” on January 1, 2013 and has yet to miss a single day logging miles out on the road.

Brittany graduated from St. John Fisher College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology as well as a master’s degree in mental health counseling. She is a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified counselor, as well as a CASAC.

Renee Grant

(She/her/hers)
Assistant Director for Housing Operations
Office: 101 St. Clair
Phone: 315-781-3880
E-Mail: grant@hws.edu

Renee supervises and coordinates housing selection and assignment processes for current and incoming students. This includes working with the area coordinators on facilitating all room change requests. She also oversees all meal plan changes, damage billing, and assists with coordination of OneCard. Renee also oversees the Theme House Program on-campus and works closely with the Student House Managers.

Renee graduated with a bachelor's degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey in business & public policy and is completing her master’s degree from Rowan University in higher education administration. Renee has worked professionally in residence life and housing for five years.

Renee loves cooking, spending time with her family, and binge watching her favorite shows.


Karen Vanderlinde P'18

(She/her/hers)
Residential Education Coordinator
Office: 101 St. Clair
Phone: 315-781-3880
E-Mail: vanderlinde@hws.edu

Karen is the residential education coordinator in the Office of Residential Education. She oversees the daily operations of the office, including answering frequently asked questions and providing service to students as the first point of contact. She manages the lock change process as well as the office's business operations.

As Karen previously worked for many years with the Hobart College Deans' Office, students know her for her friendly voice and her caring and outgoing nature. She serves as an excellent resource to students for all college-wide questions they may have.

Karen lives with her husband and two children, who are both in college. She enjoys time with her family, playing with and training her dogs, and loves cooking and baking.


Residential Area Staff

Christine Lucht

(She/her/hers)
Residence Coordinator - MiniQuad and Sherrill Hall
Office: Geneva 002
Phone: (315) 781-4511
E-Mail: lucht@hws.edu

Christine is a graduate of St. Edward’s University with a bachelor's in English, language arts, and reading with a minor in psychology and early childhood education. She went on to Texas State University to complete a master’s in student affairs in higher education. In addition to being a residence coordinator, Christine also advises the Residence Hall Association and the new sorority on-campus. She loves to cook, bake, spend as much time outdoors as possible, and explore all the wonderful things the Finger Lakes has to offer.

Ashley Harling

(She/her/hers)
Residence Coordinator - William Smith Hill and O'dells
Office: Comstock Pondview AC Office
Phone: (315) 781-3416
E-Mail: aharling@hws.edu

Ashley joined the HWS residential education team January 2017 and supervises the student staff on the William Smith Hill. Ashley attended William Smith College and is knowledgeable of campus resources and is eager to support her students by offering opportunities to engage on-campus. Ashley is from Geneva, N.Y.

Noah Lucas '13

(He/him/his)
Residence Coordinator – DeCordova, Caird, Emerson, McCormick and 380 S. Main
Sustainability Coordinator

Office: Rees 112B
Phone: (315) 781-3859
E-Mail: nlucas@hws.edu

Noah graduated from the Hobart in 2013. During his tenure at HWS, he served as a staff member in Residential Education and worked in the Colleges’ Sustainability Office, assisting with campus wide outreach and sustainability education. Since 2013, Noah has worked with multiple sustainability projects in the Geneva community, including as a solar technical design assistant with QwikSolar, co-founder of GoBikeGeneva, and has worked with the City of Geneva to propose and develop a TinyHome community. In his role, he serves as the residence coordinator for JPR, provides sustainability education and guidance to the Sustainable Living/Learning Community, and works with the EcoRep program.

Ali Oster

(She/her/hers)
Residence Coordinator – Jackson, Potter, & Rees
Office: Rees 112B
Phone: (315) 781-3680
E-Mail: jenaisoster@hws.edu

Ali serves as the residence coordinator for Jackson, Potter, and Rees halls. She completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Geneseo, with a double major in English literature and communiction, and attended Canisius College for her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration.

Ali hails from Rochester, N.Y., and is excited to call the Finger Lakes home. She and her partner enjoy taking their St. Bernard mix, Barley, on long walks around Seneca Lake. Ali spends her free time DIY-ing and crafting, cooking, and exploring all that the Finger Lakes region has to offer! She is very excited to begin her professional career with first-year students at HWS.

 

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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