Staff Directory


Edward Asselin

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Director of Residential Life

518-255-5215 |

Edward is a career employee of SUNY Cobleskill. Originally from southern New England and later from the greater Capital District area of New York State, Edward attended SUNY Plattsburgh where he earned his BS degree and the University at Albany where he earned his MS degree. As Director of Residential Life, Edward has supervisory responsibility for all aspects of the campus' housing program. As Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, he is management supervisor for Judicial Affairs, Veteran Affairs, and the Wellness Center (Counseling, Health Care and Health Education).


Syd Bloom

Residence Hall Director, Dix Hall

518-255-5149 |

Syd is a seasoned Residence Hall Director. She has a Master's in Student Personnel and is certified in Guidance Counseling. Dix Hall has been her home for over 20 years. She loves working where she lives. Creating an environment for her residents that is supportive, educationally centered and nurturing is an important personal goal. Syd is a world traveler, enjoys jazz and foreign films.


William Brownell

Residence Hall Director, Wieting Hall

518-255-5176 |

Will is the Residence Hall Director of Wieting Hall. Originally from Galway, New York, Will graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education from SUNY Cortland. While staying to pursue his Master's degree in Physical Education at Cortland, Will was the Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports there for two years. Will is currently pursuing a second Master's degree in Higher Education with the intentions of making a career out of serving college students. Will is a very competitive person and can often be found playing a wide variety of sports and activities with students on campus.


Caitlyn Carroll

Assistant Comple Coordinator, Fake-Ten Eyck Complex

518-255-5166 |

Caitlyn is the Assistant Complex Coordinator of Fake-Ten Eyck Complex. She is originally from Levittown, New York. Caitlyn recently graduated from SUNY Cobleskill’s Culinary Arts and Business Administration programs. In the near future Caitlyn is seeking to pursue her Masters in Business Administration or Higher Education. Caitlyn enjoys doing kickboxing, watching movies or simply spending time with family and friends. 


Mary Conner

Assistant Director of Residential Life and
Residence Hall Director of Vroman Hall

518-255-5174 |

Mary is currently the Assistant Director of Residential Life and the Residence Hall Director of Vroman Hall. Mary is originally from Lake George, New York. Mary attended the State University of New York at Oneonta for her BS in English. She received her MS from the University at Albany in Higher Education Administration. Mary enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and Netflixing!



Hope Dobrzynski

Assistant Complex Coordinator, Davis-Parsons Complex

518-255-5144 |

Hope is the Assistant Complex Coordinator of Davis-Parsons Complex. Originally from Long Beach,New York, Hope received her Bachelor's degree from SUNY New Paltz in Psychology with minors in Disaster Studies and Black Studies. After graduating Hope became a Chocolatier for a year and then worked in a doctor's office. Hope intends on pursuing her Master degree in the upcoming spring semester. In Hope's free time she enjoys spending time with her family which includes her newborn recent niece and nephew as well as traveling.  


Charisma Hernandez

Residence Hall Director, Porter Hall

518-255-5158 |

Charisma is the Residence Hall Director of Porter Hall. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Charisma attended the University of Bridgeport for both her undergraduate and her graduate degrees. Receiving her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design and her Masters of Science in Human Service Counseling. Previously, Charisma has worked at The University of Bridgeport as a Resident Hall Director for one year and two years as an Area Coordinator. Charisma hopes to start on her doctoral degree in the of Fall of 2014 in School Psychology. Charisma enjoys spending time with her family and sorority sisters, she also enjoys anything crafty and creative, as well as boxing.


Kim Howe

Administrative Assistant


Kim has worked in the Residential Life Office since the summer of 2009. She graduated from the Secretarial Science program at SUNY Cobleskill when computers were the size of a house and has worked on campus for nearly 27 years. When not at her desk, she spends time as a historical interpreter of mid-19th century domestic arts at The Farmers' Museum, enjoying the outdoors and traveling to historic places and national parks.


Will Kelly

Complex Coordinator, Fake-Ten Eyck Complex

518-255-5181 |

Will is currently the Complex Coordinator of Fake-Ten Eyck Complex, but has also had experiences working in Vroman and Draper Hall. Will graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in History from SUNY Oneonta and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University at Albany. Will is, not so secretly, obsessed with Reality Competition shows and spends his summers in Los Angeles.


Matthew LaLonde

Director of Judicial and Veteran Affairs


Matthew has been working in Student Affairs at SUNY Cobleskill for over 10 years. Originally from Camden, NY, Matthew is an alum of several SUNY Colleges holding a A.S., B.S. and M.S. Prior to working at SUNY Cobleskill, Matthew served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years and after being honorably discharged, served as a teacher in the New York State Public Education System. Matthew is very involved in matters relating to Student Veteran needs and provides leadership for all matters relating to student conduct. Matthew engages in various athletic pursuits, is an avid fisherman and significantly enjoys being a parent.


Abbey Perkins

Residence Hall Director, Draper Hall

518-255-5151 |

Originally from Binghamton, New York, Abbey obtained her B.A. in English and Anthropology from SUNY Potsdam in 2008. Abbey completed her M.S. in Student Affairs Administration at Binghamton University in 2010. Following the completion of her Master's degree, Abbey began working at SUNY Cobleskill as an Assistant Complex Coordinator. Currently, Abbey co-advises the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Ally Union (LGBTAU) student organization on campus. Abbey enjoys reading, films, arts & crafts, singing, and playing music.


Christopher Stanonis

Complex Coordinator, Davis-Parsons Complex

518-255-5109 |

Chris is the Complex Coordinator of the Davis-Parsons Complex. Previously he served as the Residence Hall Director of Porter Hall. Originally from Franklin, PA, Chris attended Edinboro University of PA and graduated with a BA in Anthropology in 1998. After additional studies at Lock Haven University of PA, Chris enrolled and was accepted into the Masters of Counseling program at Edinboro University of PA, where he concentrated on Student Personnel Services. He obtained his Master's Degree in 2011. Chris's outside interests include backpacking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, reading and playing guitar.