The staff in the Office of Residence Life is committed to helping our students succeed academically and personally while living on campus. Each individual residence hall or area is staffed by a residence director and several community advisors. 

Residence directors (or RDs) are professional staff members who are on call 24 hours a day for students who need assistance and respond to any emergencies. The RDs oversee the buildings themselves, the CA staff who works there, and all the students who live there. The RDs are available for assistance with any concerns students may have, either academic or personal, and to assist in students' transition to college and success while at Niagara.

Community advisors (or CAs) are fellow Niagara students and leaders of the floor. CAs will reach out to students regularly and offer mentorship and guidance with any concerns they may have (i.e. academic, homesickness, roommates, etc.). CAs go through extensive training and can always connect students to our resources on campus. Our CA team is highly passionate about helping their peers be successful, energetic and talented.  Lead community advisors (LCAs) are the leaders of our CA staffs and serve as an additional resource in the halls for students and CAs alike.

Who can I contact if there's an issue or concern?

Students - if you are experiencing any issues, your CA is a great place to begin. There's truly no issue to big or too small to bring to your CA or RD. We're here to help with whatever we can - we aren't just here for handing out keys and doing rounds! If you are looking for another person to talk with, your residence director is a wonderful resource as well. There is always at least one CA in your area and an RD on duty to help with any concerns every single night. During the day, if you ever need to speak with someone, just come in to our office in O'Shea 108 and we'll have someone around to talk with you ASAP.

Parents - please feel free to contact your student's residence director with issues or concerns you wish you relay on to us. We are committed to caring for our students and we will work with you to devise the best plan possible to help your student succeed. 


Residence Hall Staff

Name Phone Email
Emily Back
Residence Director - Clet Hall, Varsity Village and Apartments
Stefanie Centola
Residence Director - Seton Hall
Elizabeth Rakowski
Residence Director - Lynch and O'Donoughue Halls
Hannah Torrance
Residence Director - O'Shea Hall

Central Office Staff

Name Phone Email
Kimberly Fenton
Director of Residence Life
Gabrielle Literman, '10, MBA '12
Assistant Director for Dean of Students / Residence Life
Rosanna Macri
Residence Life Office Coordinator