General Information About the Residence Hall Staff

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adirondack Hall

Susanne Fenton- Director of Adirondack Hall
Email: sfent001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2190
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 3147 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Banks Hall

Brian Gaida- Director of Banks Hall
Email: bgaid001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2104
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 3146 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

deFredenburgh Hall

Robin Wonka- Director of deFredenburgh Hall
Email: rwonk001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Harrington Hall

Jacob Goldblum- Director of Harrington Hall
Email: jgold023@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2805
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 3187(only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Hood Hall

Madeline Hope- Director of Hood Hall
Email: mhope001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 3068
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 3117 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Kent Hall

Robin Wonka- Director of Kent Hall
Email: aacca001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2256
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 2250 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Macdonough Hall

Scott Sheehan- Director of Macdonough Hall
Email: sshee002@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2191
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 2224 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Macomb Hall

Maria Veloz- Director of Macomb Hall
Email: mvelo001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2018 RA On-Duty Line:518 564 3108 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Mason Hall

Morgan McAdam- Director of Mason Hall
Email: mmcad002@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2242
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 2240 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Moffitt Hall

Closed for Renovations
Email: NA
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2097
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 3123 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Whiteface Hall

Ryan Fincham- Outreach/Programming Coordinator and Director of Whiteface Hall
Email: rfinc001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 2789
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 3129 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

Wilson Hall

Christopher Broere- Residence Life Academic Coordinator and Director of Wilson Hall
Email: cbroe001@plattsburgh.edu
Main Hall Office: 518 564 3128
RA On-Duty Line: 518 564 3080 (only between the hours of 7:30pm to 7 a.m. during the Academic year).
Emergency: Call University Police at 518 564 2022

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