Department/Office InformationResidential Life
Hailing from Newark, NJ, Chimebere got her start at Colgate as a student in 2011, eventually graduating in 2015 with a major in French and a minor in Theater. As a student, she served in many different leadership positions, including the Community Leader role. After taking a post-graduation year working back home in New Jersey, she returned to Colgate in the fall of 2016 as the Alumni Residential Fellow for the Gordon Blaine Hancock Commons in its inaugural year. Chimebere oversaw the Broad Street interest house and Brown Commons communities as an assistant director of residential life from 2017 to 2018. Currently in her 7th year as an assistant director, Chimebere oversees Colgate’s junior and senior residential areas consisting of the Broad Street theme communities, fraternity and sorority houses, Townhouses, Newell Apartments, University Court, and Parker Apartments.
Chimebere hopes to use her experiences at Colgate and her passion for community building to create a residential experience at Colgate that is inclusive and respectful to the wide variety of its community members, where its community members can live and thrive together, and where they can truly make the most of their time here. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Chimebere at a women’s studies brown bag, an intergroup dialogue (IGD) event, or at Frank Dining Hall enjoying a delicious dessert — or three.