General Information About the Residence Hall Staff

On the SUNY Plattsburgh campus there are 92 Resident Assistants, 16 Community Advocates and 12 Residence Directors. In the high rises there is one Resident Assistant (RA) per floor and in the low rises there is one RA per section. There is one Community Advocates (CA) are located in Whiteface and Wilson Halls only. There is one Residence Director (RD) per building who oversees the operation of the building and supervises the RAs.

There is a special duty line for each building, and every night from 7:30 p.m.-7a.m. there is a RA on duty who does regular rounds of the building and is on-call in case of an emergency.

Resident Assistants

The RAs are generally undergraduate students and have gone through a lengthy selection and training process. The role of the RA is that of a liaison person serving as the link between the Student Affairs staff (as well as other administrative personnel) and the students. The RA's primary function is to act as a role model, offering peer assistance and direction to students.

Community Advocates

The CAs are generally undergraduate students and have gone through a lengthy selection and training process. The role of the CA is to act as a mentor and liaison to first-year students living in either Whiteface or Wilson. The primary role of the CA is to act as a role model, offer a variety of programs and offer peer assistance and guidance to first-year students.

Residence Directors

The 10 RDs are graduate students who have also gone through a lengthy selection and training process. The role of the RD is that of a liaison between the Student Affairs Professional Staff, the RAs and resident students.  The RD serves as a behavior model offering assistance and direction to RAs and students.

Two of our twelve RDs are full time professional staff oversee our First-Year Residence Halls (Whiteface and Wilson Halls). Both RDs have received their Masters degrees and have gone through a lengthy hiring process and training process.

Overall, the Residence Hall Staff is there to help maintain a safe and secure environment where students are able to study and socialize. They create an atmosphere in the residence halls and on the campus in general that is conducive to self-direction, academic achievement, social and cultural maturity, and self-discipline.

Residence Life Team Calendars

Residence Hall Staff Directory

Meet the Residence Hall Directors (RDs) for 2013-2014 Academic Year:

Ryan Fincham
Director of Adirondack Hall

Email: rfinc001@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2109

 

 

Kathryn Hansraj
Director of Banks Hall


Email: khans004@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2104

 

 

Michelle Guirguis
Director of Harrington Hall


Email: mguir001@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2805

 

 

Madeline Hope
Director of Hood Hall


Email: mhope001@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 3068

 

 

 

Nicholas Lavigne
Director of Kent Hall


Email: nlavi001@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2256

 

 

Emily Kinnear
Director of Macdonough Hall


Email: ekinn001@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2191

 

Tanasia Betts
Director of Macomb Hall


Email: tbett004@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2018

 

 

Rebecca Marsicovetere
Director of Mason Hall


Email: rmars003@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2242

 

 

Christopher Broere
Director of Moffitt Hall


Email: cbroe001@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2097

 

 

Nichole Goodwin
Director of Whiteface Hall


Email: ngood001@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 2789

 

 

Janis Noble
Director of Wilson Hall


Email: nobl1537@plattsburgh.edu
Office Phone: 518 564 3128

 

 

 

Adirondack Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3147 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Banks Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3146 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Harrington Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3187 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Hood Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3117 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Kent Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 2250 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Macdonough Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 2224 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Macomb Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3108 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Mason Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 2240 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Moffitt Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3123 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Whiteface Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3129 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

 

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Wilson Residence Hall

RA on Duty Line: 518 564 3080 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).

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Contact Information

If you have questions about Residence Hall staff, please contact:

James Sherman, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Office: 103 Algonquin Hall
Phone: (518) 564-3824
E-mail: sher9195@plattsburgh.edu