The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students is delighted to announce the appointment of the first cohort of residential life coordinators (RLCs). Reporting to the directors of student life, the RLCs will assist in cultivating a welcoming and cohesive residential community. The primary focus of this position is to support and promote the health, safety and well-being of students in each residential college. By residing in the college and being readily available to respond to crises and urgent situations, the residential life coordinator will help to create and maintain a safe and supportive residential environment for all students. In addition, they will work to develop and implement programs and activities that foster a sense of community, well-being, and belonging among college residents and support students in developing the skills required to navigate successfully the opportunities and challenges of living and learning within the University community.
Caric Appleton will be joining Butler College as their inaugural residential life coordinator. Caric earned his B.A. in Secondary Education with a concentration in History from SUNY Potsdam. At Potsdam, he was a resident assistant and a member of the Bias Incident Response Team. He has worked as a substitute teacher and an assistant director of middle and high school programming. Most recently, he has interned with Public Allies Americorps, coordinating various service projects for the New York City public schools.
Alize Roberson joins Forbes College as their inaugural residential life coordinator. Alize earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Berkeley College in New York and a M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Purdue University Global. While at Berkeley College, Alize was a senior resident assistant. Most recently, Alize was a head teacher at the YWCA Child Care Center in White Plains, New York.
Joining Mathey College as their inaugural residential life coordinator will be Angelica Jordan. Angelica has been a residence director at Northeastern University since 2019. An alumna of Northeastern, she earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice and African American Studies, an M.S. in Law and Public Policy, an M.S. in Legal Studies, and most recently completed her Ph.D. in Law and Policy. As a student, she also served as a resident assistant and a graduate hall director.
Nia Pierce, a music teacher at Ecole Toussaint L’ouverture in East Orange, New Jersey, will join New College West as their inaugural residential life coordinator. Nia completed her B.A. in Music Education from The College of New Jersey, where she was also a residential advisor and member of the Residential Hall Honorary for 3 years.
Joining Whitman College as their inaugural residential life coordinator will be Gracelyn (Gracy) Yeboah. Gracy graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with her B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. Most recently, Gracy served as an assistant hall director and hall council adviser at the University of Buffalo where she completed an Ed.M. in Higher Education Student Affairs.
Giancarlo Ponticello will be joining Yeh College as their inaugural residential life coordinator. Giancarlo earned a B.S. in Human Resources and completed a minor in Business from the University of Scranton where he also served as a resident assistant for two years. Most recently, Giancarlo has been a human resources generalist for Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus, New Jersey.
The search process is continuing for the residential life coordinator at Rockefeller College.
Our new colleagues will begin their appointments the week of August 15. We hope the University community will join us in welcoming them!