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Residential Experience Working Group

Students walking past a residential house

Over the course of the 2018–19 academic year, the Residential Experience Working Group will conduct a comprehensive examination of how Smith, as an educational institution and a residential college, can most effectively optimize the potential of living and dining in community, in order to create an inclusive learning environment for all students.

Specifically, the Working Group will examine the potential for housing (including affinity housing), dining, and the linkages between the two to build community and support inclusion.

Outreach to all stakeholders will be a critical component of the Working Group’s work. 

By the close of the academic year, the Residential Experience Working Group will recommend to President McCartney opportunities and possibilities to move Smith College forward as an inclusive residential community.


Working Group Membership

  • Susan Etheredge ’77
    Dean of the College and Vice President for Campus Life, chair
  • Joseph Bacis
    Chef, Dining Services
  • Ryenne Carpenter ’19
    Chair of the House Presidents’ Association
  • Andrew Cox
    Director of Dining Services
  • Madeleine DelVicario ’93
    Program Coordinator, Alumnae Relations
  • Patricia DiBartolo ’89
    Associate Dean of the Faculty/Dean for Academic Development
  • Yacine Fall ’21
    President of the First-Year Class, 2017–18
  • Dawn Fulton
    Professor of French Studies
  • Kris Mereigh
    Director of Wellness Services and Health Education
  • Roger Mosier
    Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations
  • Jenna Pepe ’19
    Vice President of the Student Government Association and Senate Chair
  • Elizabeth Pryor
    Associate Professor of History
  • Danielle Carr Ramdath
    Associate Dean of the College and Dean of the Senior Class
  • Amy Rhodes ’91
    Professor of Geosciences
  • L'Tanya Richmond
    Dean of Multicultural Affairs
  • Mariana Estrella Rivera AC ’16
    Area Coordinator
  • Rebecca Shaw
    Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life
  • Starry Yujia Zhou ’20
    International students program leader