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Residence Life Staff

Contact

Office of Residence Life
Clark Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-4940
Email: reslife@smith.edu

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact us with any questions or concerns.

Hannah Durrant

Director of Residence Life
Clark 205; Phone: 413-585-4940
The director of residence life is responsible for all areas of housing and house life at Smith; they supervise the assistant directors and work closely with the area directors and student staff.
Open hours
By appointment; walk-ins available

Kia Brown

Assistant Director for Residence Life Operations
Clark 206; Phone: 413-585-4940
The assistant director for residence life operations is responsible for housing assignments including room assignments, spring housing lottery, the first-year room assignment process, room change requests, and extended and early-arrival housing. She also works with the director in the overall leadership of the department.
Open hours
By appointment only

Dana Olivo

Assistant Director for Residential Education
Chase 06A; Phone: 413-585-2234
The assistant director for residential education is responsible for creating and implementating the residential curriculum, special interest housing (including affinity spaces), supervising two area directors and managing summer staffing. 
Open hours
By appointment; walk-ins available

Stacey Steinbach

Assistant Director for Development
Chase 06B; Phone: 413-585-6970
The assistant director for development is responsible for all levels of staff training and selection, supervising two area directors, and Ada Comstock housing and graduate housing. 
Open hours
By appointment; walk-ins available

Susie Hufford

Area Director, Ivy Area Neighborhood
Hubbard House, ground floor; Phone: 413-585-2236
The Ivy Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15-18) student staff, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals, and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.
Open hours
Tuesday 1–4 p.m., or by appointment

Dawn Doucette-Kaplan

Area Director, Garden Neighborhood
Comstock, basement area office; Phone: 413-585-4374
The Garden Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15 to 18) student staff members, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.
Open hours
Monday 9–10 a.m.; Thursday 1–2 p.m.; Friday 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Crys Arellano-Fryer

Area Director, Paradise Neighborhood
Scales House, room 101; Phone: 413-585-4934
The Paradise Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15 to 18) student staff members, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals, and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.
Open hours
Thursday 1–4 p.m.

Ilemona Ameadaji

Interim Area Director, Mountain Neighborhood
Ziskind House, first floor; Phone: 413-585-2237
The Mountain Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15 to 18) student staff members, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals, and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.
Open hours
TBD