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Office of Residential Life

Our goal is to further the educational mission of Colgate by extending student learning and growth into our residential community, promoting a purposeful and inclusive environment through shared expectation.

Contact Information

Office of Residential Life
Drake Hall - 13 Oak Dr.
Hamilton, NY 13346
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Phone: 315-228-7367
E-mail: reslife@colgate.edu

Summer Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Staff

Stacey Millard

Stacey Millard

Director of Residential Life

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Stacey began at Colgate in 2015. In her role as Director of Residential Life, Stacey oversees all aspects of residential life; she is also closely aligned with the Residential Commons program. Stacey’s professional experience consists of more than 5 years in residential life roles at small liberal arts institutions with characteristics similar to Colgate University. One of the most rewarding components of her position, is the opportunity Stacey has to help students find their fit and the place where they feel they most belong at Colgate. She also enjoys the opportunities to collaborate with the Facilities & Capital Projects staffs as we continue to invest in and renovate our residential facilities around campus. Stacey graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Sociology and Educational Studies, and the University of Vermont with a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. Stacey is a native Vermonter, but now calls Chittenango, NY, home with her husband and son.

smillard@colgate.edu
Brian Reece

Brian J. Reece

Associate Director of Residential Life

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Brian started working at Colgate in 2017. He brings with him a decade of experience in higher education administration, teaching, and research. As the Associate Director of Residential Life, Brian oversees the recruitment, selection, and training of student staff and provides leadership for educational initiatives sponsored by the department. He graduated from the University of Delaware with an Honors B.A. in English and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and from the University of Oregon with a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and M.Ed. in Counseling, Family, & Human Services with a graduate specialization in Prevention Science. Brian has lived all over, but he currently resides in Clinton, NY.

breece@colgate.edu
Tanith Sherman

Tanith Sherman

Residential Housing Coordinator

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Tanith began working at Colgate University in 2015. As the Housing Coordinator, she works to find each student a suitable housing situation with the facilities department to maintain our residential halls. She most enjoys working one-on-one with students looking for housing options or returning from abroad to ensure that each student finds a place they can comfortably call home while at Colgate. She received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing in 2008 from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. She is currently attending Stony Brook University, where she will complete her M.A. in Higher Education Administration this spring. Born and raised in Nebraska, Tanith has called upstate New York her home for the past 16 years along with her husband Josh and their three children.

tsherman@colgate.edu
Fareeza Islam

Fareeza Islam '14

Senior Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Hancock Commons (Bryan Complex, 94 Broad St.) and Apartments (Newell, Parker, and University Court)

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Fareeza began working at Colgate in 2014. She is a proud alumna of Colgate University Class of 2014 where she earned her B.A. in Psychology and Environmental Studies, and she later earned her M.S. Ed. in Student Affairs Counseling from Syracuse University. Her passion is to provide a safe, inclusive, and enriching "home away from home" for students. She serves as a resource to support students and help them to thrive outside of the classroom. Originally from the Caribbean, Fareeza enjoys living in the Hamilton community with her husband and son.

fislam@colgate.edu
Chimebere Nwaoduh

Chimebere Nwaoduh ’15

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Brown Commons (Andrews Hall, East Hall, Gate House, 110 Broad Street), 100 Hamilton, and Broad Street Houses (49, 70, 76, 80, 100, 104, 118 Broad Street)

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Hailing from Newark, NJ, Chimebere is a proud city girl who is no stranger to Colgate. Chimebere graduated in 2015 with a major in French and a minor in Theater. Chimebere took a post-graduation year off after graduating in 2015 with a major in French and a minor in Theater. She served 3 semesters as a Community Leader while studying at Colgate and later returned in 2016 as the Alumni Residential Fellow for the Gordon Blaine Hancock Commons in its inaugural year. Now as an Assistant Director, Chimebere hopes to use her time in the position to work with students to create a residential experience at Colgate that is inclusive and respectful to the wide variety of its community members. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Chimebere at a Women’s Studies brown bag, chatting with the staff at Donovan’s, or choreographing in the dance studios at Ryan Hall.

cnwaoduhstaff@colgate.edu
Esther Rosbrook

Esther Rosbrook

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Housing Areas: Colegrove Commons (Stillman Hall and West Hall) and Townhouses

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Esther Rosbrook has a business degree from the University of Indonesia and graduated from the State University College at Buffalo with a master of science degree in education. She is currently attending the Northeastern University for its doctoral program in higher education. Prior to coming to Colgate, Esther has about twenty years of experience working for international and multinational corporations in the areas of public relations, finance and budgeting, international relations, customer service leadership, as well as youth empowerment programs and education. Before joining the residential life team, she worked at Colgate’s ALANA Cultural Center for three years and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures for one. In addition, she advises several student organizations on campus.

erosbrook@colgate.edu