The Saint Rose Office of Residence Life Staff consists of both professional staff and student resident assistants (RAs) staff. Our professional staff include: a director, assistant director, four area coordinators, an administrative secretary, and graduate assistant. The director has overall responsibility for the Office of Residence Life while each member of the professional staff has individual and specific tasks that assist in supporting the Residence Life Program. The director supervises other members of the professional staff. The assistant director is mainly responsible for all facilities and operational pieces within Residence Life.
The area coordinators supervise a staff of approximately eleven to twelve RAs and are on-call for crisis intervention on campus year-round (there is an area coordinator on-call at all times). They act as Saint Rose student conduct officers and serve on a variety of campus-wide committees as well as work on special projects for the Office of Residence Life.
Meet our Professional Staff
Phylicia Coley, Director of Residence Life
Phylicia graduated from University at Albany with a dual degree, BA in Biology and a BA in Women’s Studies. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Policy in 2016. While pursuing her degree, Phylicia worked as an Assistant Apartment Coordinator at the University at Albany and transitioned into her role as Assistant Director of Residence Life at The Sage Colleges. In 2017, Phylicia served as the Director of Residence Life at SUNY Adirondack where she worked to provide a residential space where first generation students felt supported. At the core of her work, Phylicia strives to create a supportive environment and opportunities for students facing adversities. Prior to joining the Saint Rose family in March of 2020 Phylicia served as the Associate Dean for Off Campus Commons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is excited to be a part of a college that actively works to create a HOME environment for their students!
Myles Clendenin ’13, Assistant Director, Housing Operations
Myles started his career in Residence Life in 2011 as an RA. Myles graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Childhood Education/Special Education and a Master’s degree in Education Technology in 2015. He worked as a Hall Director at SUNY Oswego for 3 years before coming back Saint Rose in July 2018. He has always considered Saint Rose as his 2nd home and he a more than excited to be back.
Alex Wheeler ’16, Assistant Director, Student Conduct
Alex graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2016 with a BA in English. He joined the Residence Life team at Saint Rose as an RA in 2013. He was a Resident Director at Wells College for a year before returning to Saint Rose in 2017. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in the Higher Education Leadership Administration at Saint Rose.
Keneth Ribot ’18, Area Coordinator
Keneth Graduated from The College of Saint Rose in May 2018 with BA in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management. He is currently working on his Masters degree in Business Administration. Keneth spent two years as a Resident Assistant for the College. In 2016, with a few friends, he Founded Sabor Latino Dance Team, and was the Captain of the first Hispanic dance team on campus.
Ashley Starbuck, Area Coordinator
Ashley graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies in Political Science. She worked as a Hall Director at SUNY Morrisville for 3 years before coming to Saint Rose in July 2018. She is extremely excited to be part of the Saint Rose community and to working with our students campus-wide.
Sandy Garcia, Administrative Secretary
Sandy joined our team in February 2018. She is originally from the Caribbean island Barbados, where she completed her Education. She decided to migrate to the US 20 years ago and upon doing so, grew to love Albany and decided to call it home. Sandy enjoys meeting and interacting with people from different walks of life.