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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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Tristan Hilpert

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Advising

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

Ellen Holm

Director of Operations, Dean of the College Division

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 skiing, backpacking, and the vibrant local food community.
Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

Associate Dean for Conduct and Administrative Advising

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
Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Associate Vice President and Dean of Residential Programs and Student Support

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.