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Members of the Dean of the College office encourage you to contact us with any questions, concerns, or ideas.
Dean of the College members are listed below. If you are not sure who might best assist you, please contact us at 315-228-7425 or deanofthecollege@colgate.edu.
Michele Carney

Michele Carney

Commencement Coordinator / Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 315-228-7425
E-mail: mcarney@colgate.edu

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Michele joined Colgate 1998 as an administrative assistant in the admission office. In June 2004, she joined the dean’s office as an administrative assistant to the administrative advisers and was promoted to senior administrative assistant to the vice president and dean of the college in March 2007. In her current role, Michele works with the vice president and dean of the college and the associate vice president and dean of students and serves as commencement coordinator. Before coming to Colgate, Michele worked at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville as staffing coordinator. She studied business management at SUNY Morrisville. She lives in Bouckville with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys working in her garden, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.
Maria Flores-Mills

Maria del Carmen Flores-Mills

Dean of Students

Phone: 315-228-7425
E-mail: mflores@colgate.edu

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Maria joined Colgate in the summer of 2018, bringing with her professional experience in fraternity and sorority life, student accessibility services, student housing, new student orientation, student conduct, social programming, outdoor education, and crisis management from her time at Franklin & Marshall and Princeton University.

Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and education with distinction from Iowa State University before earning her juris doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law
Dan Gough

Dan Gough

Associate Vice President of Campus Safety, Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety

Phone: 315-228-7335
E-mail: dgough@colgate.edu

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Daniel Gough is the Associate Vice President of Campus Safety, Environmental Health, and Emergency Management at Colgate University where he has worked for 7 years. Gough has worked in the safety and security industry for over 25 years including in the military, private sector, and higher education industry. Gough served in the United States Navy for 10 years of sea duty that included billets as a Safety Officer, Weapons Officer, Combat Systems Officer, and Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Officer. Following his military service, Gough worked as an international risk management and security consultant for Integrated Risk Control / IDS International LLC. Gough has worked in higher education for 13 years holding previous roles as Director of Campus Safety and Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at Roger Williams University, University of California San Diego, and Colgate University. Gough has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Brown University and a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Gough is also a New York State certified firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT).
Lindsay Hadlock

Lindsay Hadlock

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 315-228-7368
E-mail: lhadlock@colgate.edu

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Lindsay joined the Dean’s Office as an administrative assistant in March of 2013. In her current role, Lindsay works with the Associate VP and Dean for Residential Programs and Student Support, the Assistant Dean of Student and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Advising, the Administrative Deans and New Student Orientation. Before coming to Colgate, Lindsay worked part time as a Research Assistant for Colgate. She lives in Munnsville with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time she enjoys the camping and the outdoors, the Hallmark movie channel and spending time with her family.
Tristan Hilpert

Tristan Hilpert

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Advising

Phone: 315-228-7368
E-mail: thilpert@colgate.edu

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Tristan joined Colgate in the summer of 2018, bringing with him professional experience in fraternity and sorority life, student organizations, student government, scholarship programs, veteran student services, conduct, and crisis management from several state institutions in California, Texas, and Wyoming. Tristan earned his bachelor’s degree in Geography from California State University, Fullerton before earning a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville.
Ellen Holm

Ellen Holm

Assistant Dean of the College for Administration

Phone: 315-228-7426
E-mail: eholm@colgate.edu

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At Colgate, Ellen is responsible for the strategic and administrative operations for the Dean of the College division including technology needs, financial planning, communications, and assessment. Prior to joining Colgate, Ellen worked at the Resource Center for Independent Living, a disability rights and services organization where she managed a large portfolio of IT, communications, civil rights, and organizational development projects. She has a MPA and MA in Geography from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with a focus on environmental policy. In 2014, she completed her PMP certification. She has an BA in Anthropology from Bates College where she was an student leader in the Outing Club and activist on a broad range of social justice movements. Ellen lives in Hamilton with Geoff Holm, Associate Professor of Biology at Colgate, and two children. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking and the vibrant local food community.

Jennifer L. Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 315-228-6131
E-mail: jljones@colgate.edu

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Jennifer rejoined Colgate in July 2018 as an Administrative Assistant for Administrative Advising. She had previously served as the Alumni Records Assistant for the university from August 2010 until May 2012. In her current role, Jennifer works with the administrative deans, International Student Services and the Undergraduate Scholars programs. Before coming to Colgate, she worked in various assistant positions at Vantine Imaging, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Oneida County Correctional Facility and Eagle River Realty. She studied and received her degree from Utica School of Commerce in Business Administration. She resides in Hamilton with her husband, Jamie, and three children, Mercedes, Devon and Ryker. In her spare time she enjoys attending her daughter's dance competitions, her sons' soccer and basketball games and spending quality time with her family. She also volunteers as the President of Hamilton Central School's PTO and as Secretary of Tri-Valley Pop Warner Football & Cheerleading. Jennifer knows the area well and looks forward to sharing her resources and experience with the students at Colgate University.
Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

Dean for Administrative Advising and Conduct

Phone: 315-228-7426
E-mail: ktaylor@colgate.edu

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Kim has been at Colgate since 2003, serving as an administrative dean before becoming the associate dean for conduct in 2012. As the dean for conduct, Kim chairs the university student conduct board and student equity grievance panel hearings. In addition, she educates students on Colgate's policies and processes during orientation and throughout the year at various brown bags and classroom visits. Prior to coming to Colgate, Kim was a secondary history and sociology teacher at Hamilton High School. She earned her B.A. in History from Syracuse University and completed her M.A.T. in history and education at Colgate University. She enjoys spending time attending many of the excellent events on campus and getting to know students through their work both in the classroom and their various extracurricular interests.
Rebecca Ralph

Becky Ralph

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 315-228-7426
E-mail: rralph@colgate.edu

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Rebecca joined Colgate in 2007 as an administrative assistant in the deans office, her focus on Coordinating Orientation and working with Greek Life. In her current role, Rebecca works with the associate dean for conduct, and is the administrator of Colgate’s disciplinary software. Before coming to Colgate, Rebecca worked in Legal/Claims at Aon's Financial Services Group in Manhattan. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Women’s Studies from CUNY Hunter.
Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Associate Vice President and Dean of Residential Programs

Phone: 315-228-7368
E-mail: ssmith@colgate.edu

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Sue has a long standing career in student affairs work, currently serving as associate vice president and dean of residential programs and student support. In this capacity, she works closely with Residential Life and the Center for Outreach Volunteerism and Education. Sue is also instrumental in the development of the Commons. Her background includes work in counseling, residential life and facilities, judicial affairs, policy development and compliance, personnel and fiscal management, and crisis response. Sue earned an Ed.S. from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in music performance/French horn from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.