Central Office

Central Office and Administrative Staff

Office of Residence Life, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13244

Terra Peckskamp

Terra Peckskamp
Director
(315) 443-3637
tlpecksk@syr.edu

Hometown: Fargo, ND

Involvement: Chair of the ORL Central Office Director and Coordinator (CODCOR) team, Inclusivity Committee Co-Chair, Mentor RA group Co-Chair, the Inclusion, Community, and Citizenship Portfolio leadership team for the Division of Student Affairs, serves on: the Housing Advisory Group, the Undergraduate Retention Committee, the Student Retention Early Indicators Project Group, the Academic Coordinating Committee, the Behavioral Consultation Committee, and the Summer @ Syracuse Advisory Group

Bill Longcore

Bill Longcore
Associate Director
(315) 443-3637
wjlongco@syr.edu

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Involvement: Oversee budget, operations and South Campus, liaison to Risk Management, liaison to Fire Safety, liaison to the Department of Public Safety, Inclusion, Community and Citizenship Leadership Committee for the Division of Student Affairs

Robin Berkowitz-Smith

Robin Berkowitz-Smith
Associate Director
(315) 443-3637
rberkowi@syr.edu

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Involvement: Oversees the North Campus Residence Halls, Safety Committee Co-Chair, Liaison to Counseling Center, Liaison to the Health Educator Promotions Specialist, Liaison to the Department of Public Safety, Inclusion, Community and Citizenship Leadership Committee for the Division of Student Affairs, Committee to Create a Smoke-free Campus

Shaun Crisler
Associate Director for Human Resources
(315) 443-3637
scrisler@syr.edu

Dan Cutler

Dan Cutler
Director of Learning Communities/Associate Director of Residence Life
(315) 443-2079
dcutler@syr.edu

Hometown: Sauk Prairie, WI

Involvement: Residential Education Committee Co-Chair, Inclusion, Community and Citizenship Leadership Committee for the Division of Student Affairs

Liz Green

Liz Green
Assistant Director - Area A
315-443-3637
elgreen@syr.edu

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Involvement in ORL: Assistant Director for Area A, Co-Chair of the Community Committee

Liz is new to Syracuse University as of summer 2014. She is excited to be a part of the SU community!

George Athanas

George Athanas
Assistant Director - Area B
(315) 443-3637
gathanas@syr.edu

Home State: New Hampshire

Involvement:  Assistant Director - First Year Residential Experience, RA Training and Development committee (co-chair), Orientation Implementation Team, Conversations about Race and Ethnicity (CARE) Facilitator, Alternative Spring Break coordinator

George joined the ORL team in 2006. Born and raised in New England he travel the globe as a staff member for Semester at Sea and spent ten years in the Midwest before landing in New York. His love for travel has yet to subside with many ports and countries still on his bucket list. Currently living the University Neighborhood he enjoys walking to work, the Syracuse art scene and exploring all the local lakes, trails, and waterfalls.

Karina Hagan

Karina Hagan
Assistant Director - Area C
(315) 443-3637
klpipes@syr.edu

Hometown: Manlius, NY

Involvement: Assistant Director for Area C & Leadership, Co-Advisor of RHA, Co-founded FLSA in 2006 (Future Leaders in Student Affairs)

Karina considers ORL to be her professional home.  Karina has worked for ORL for a total of six years and has served in the ARD and RD role in the past. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Jackson.  Karina grew up in the Syracuse area and loves all that central New York has to offer.  Karina enjoys her job and having the opportunity to impact the lives of students and staff on a daily basis.

Catherine M. Kellman

Catherine M. Kellman
Assistant Director - South Campus
(315) 443-3893
ckellman@syr.edu

Hometown: Bronx, New York  

Involvement: Assistant Director for South Campus, Student Wellness Chair, URU mentor, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner Committee membe


Catherine has worked at Syracuse University since 2012. She has a passion for inclusion work and works with students to engage in topics around their identities. In her spare time, Catherine likes to cook, read and is a big sports fan . Go Orange !! 


Ebonish Lamar

Ebonish Lamar
Assistant Director, Learning Communities
(315) 443-2079
eklamar@syr.edu

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Involvement: Learning Committee Chair, SOM 110 Co-instructor

Ebonish just started working at SU. She is very excited to learn more about the university and Syracuse communities. Ebonish loves to travel, try new restaurants and sample new cupcake recipes.

Colleen Olsen
Coordinator for Communications and Social Media
(315) 443-3637
colsen@syr.edu

JaNomia Smith

JaNomia Smith
Coordinator for Staff Selection & Inclusion Initatives
315-443-3637
jsmith01@syr.edu

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Involvement: Inclusivity Committee Chair, Student Staff Selection Chair, Spectrum Advisor, Underrepresented RAs United Advisor, Decision Making Workshop Facilitator (OSRR), NUPF Mentor (OMA)


Nomia is excited about her third year with ORL. By the way of Detroit, MI, Nomia loves everything that reminds her of home and insists that carbonated soft drinks are called “pop” and not “soda”. Nomia loves nothing more than a day lounging around the house, sleeping, eating fried foods, and good laughs with good people!
 

Administrative Staff

Janet Hyde

Janet Hyde
Program and Communications Specialist
(315) 443-3637
jmhyde@syr.edu

Hometown: Cortland, NY

Involvement: RA Training Committee, Main Desk Assistant Selection and Training Committee

Mary Piazza

Mary Piazza
Administrative Specialist for Human Resources
(315) 443-3637
mbpiazza@syr.edu

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Involvement: RA Selection Committee

Carrie Giovinazzo

Carrie Giovinazzo
Administrative Specialist for Budget and Operations
(315) 443-3637
cmgiovin@syr.edu

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Involvement: Civic Engagement & Co-Curricular committees 

Carrie has worked for the Office of Residence Life since 1999. 

Maureen Kozlowski

Maureen Kozlowski
Administrative Specialist, Central Office
(315) 443-3637
mkozlows@syr.edu

Hometown: Camillus, NY

Involvement: Maureen "Moe" coordinates the process for recruitment and hiring of student workers.

Mary-Ellen Albiker

Mary-Ellen Albiker
Administrative Specialist, Area C
(315) 443-3637
mealbike@syr.edu

Hometown: Warners, NY

Involvement: Inclusivity Committee

Kathy Hennigan

Kathy Hennigan
Administrative Specialist, Area A
(315) 443-3637
kjhennig@syr.edu

Hometown: Lowell, MA

Involvement: Safety Committee, January RA Training Presenter

Melinda Secor

Melinda Secor
Administrative Specialist, South Campus
(315) 443-3893
mlsecor@syr.edu

Hometown: Cicero, NY

Involvement: Goldstein Office Coordinator and Workstudy Supervisor

Carolynn Rayome

Carolynn Rayome
Communications and Program Coordinator for the Office of Learning Communities
(315) 443-2079
cmrayome@syr.edu

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Involvement: Departmental Review Steering Committee, Inclusion, Community and Citizenship Administrative Assistants Group, Orange Orators Toastmasters, President 2010-2011