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
Jen Richardson, Director
Jennifer graduated from Nazareth College in 1998 with a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She then went on to earn her Masters degree in Public Administration from Framingham State College in 2000. Jen worked as a residence director for two years and as the assistant director for housing services and communication for five years, both at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY. Jen joined the Saint Rose Office of Residence Life staff in July 2007.
Julianna Hart, Assistant Director
Julianna joined the Office of Residence Life staff in July 2013. She graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, a PASSHE school, in 2010 with a BS in Education and a concentration in Art Education K-12. She continued on at Mansfield to receive a MS in Education in 2013. In 2017, Julianna completed her second Master’s degree in the Higher Education Leadership Administration program here at Saint Rose. She loves to travel all throughout New York State, especially exploring the Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions.
Myles Clendenin, Area Coordinator 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.
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.
Alex Wheeler, Area Coordinator 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.
Mykha’el Wilson, Area Coordinator Mykha’el is currently working toward his Master’s degree in Accounting. His Saint Rose journey began as a commuter student after transferring from Fulton-Montgomery Community College, where he earned his Associate’s in Business Administration and was named the Distinguished Business Graduate. Mykha’el joined the Residence Life team in 2017 as an RA. He hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is happy to call Albany, and Saint Rose, home.
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.