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Staff Directory

Ed Asselin

Edward Asselin

Assistant Vice President for Student Development
Director of Residential Life
518-255-5215 | asselie@cobleskill.edu

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 Development, he is management supervisor for Student Conduct, Veteran Affairs, and the Office of Student Leadership.

Syd Bloom

Syd Bloom

Residence Hall Director, Dix Hall
518-255-5149 | blooms@cobleskill.edu

Syd is a seasoned Residence Hall Director. She has a Masters 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.

Caitlyn Carroll

Caitlyn Carroll

Assistant Director of Residential Life 
Residence Hall Director, Wieting Hall
518-255-5176 | CarrolCA@cobleskill.edu

Caitlyn is Residence Hall Director in Wieting Hall. She is originally from Levittown, New York. Caitlyn graduated from SUNY Cobleskill’s Culinary Arts and Business Administration programs. Caitlyn recently graduated with her Masters from UAlbany in Educational Administration and Policy Studies. Caitlyn enjoys doing kickboxing, watching movies or simply spending time with family and friends.

Ryan Farrell

Ryan Farrell

Residence Hall Director, Ten Eyck Hall 
518-255-5166 | FarrelRM@cobleskill.edu

Originally from Connecticut, Ryan earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. His original career path was aimed at working in federal law enforcement investigating white collar crime and public corruption. However, once he started working for Residential Life/Student Development in higher education during his undergrad, he discovered a newfound passion. He thoroughly enjoys working with students and helping them develop their sense of individualism and facilitate their personal growth in the residential community and beyond. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys staying up-to-date on international affairs, reading autobiographies and non-fiction, staying active, developing his passion for aviation, and binging on his favorite Netflix series.

Erica Faulkner

Erica Faulkner 

Assistant Director of Residential Life 
Residence Hall Director, Pearson Hall
518-255-5171 | faulknel@cobleskill.edu

Erica is originally from Margaretville NY. She graduated from SUNY Cortland with a BA in Business Economics where she played club soccer and was an administrative assistant for the Residential Life Office. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. Outside of work, Erica enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling, Disney, and doing firework shows. 

Kim Howe

Kim Howe 

Administrative Assistant
518-255-5215 | howekm@cobleskill.edu

 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.

Tyler Itzkowitz

Tyler Itzkowitz

Residence Hall Director, Draper Hall
518-255-5151 | ItzkowTP@cobleskill.edu

Tyler Itzkowitz is the Residence Hall Director of Draper Hall and is originally from Holbrook, NY on Long Island. Tyler graduated with a B.S. in Childhood Education from SUNY Oneonta where he played club Ultimate Frisbee and served as the Class of 2015 President. Tyler enjoys Disney/Pixar and B rated movies, long boarding and hiking. Tyler’s goals include receiving a Masters degree in Higher Education and becoming an Adirondack 46er.

Sirena Jones

Sirena L. Jones

Assistant Director of Residential Life 
Residence Hall Director, Davis Hall
518-255-5109 | jonessl@cobleskill.edu

Sirena Jones is the Residence Hall Director of Davis Hall. She is originally from Rochester, New York. Sirena graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Hilbert College and with a Masters in Student Personnel Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo. Her interest includes reading non-fiction, DIY projects and spending time with family and friends.

Zechariah Kehoe

Zechariah Kehoe 

Residence Hall Director, Parsons Hall 
518-255-5144| KehoeZL@cobleskill.edu

Zechariah Kehoe is the Residence Hall Director of Parsons Hall. He is originally from Randolph, New York and is an alum of SUNY Cobleskill. He achieved his Bachelors of Science in Animal Science from Cobleskill in May 2016. Zec plans to achieve his Masters Degree in Higher Education with a focus in Administrative Policies. Some of his outside interests include playing percussion in the Schoharie Valley Community Band, hiking in the Adirondacks, and vacationing with his family in the Thousand Islands. 

Will Kelly

Will Kelly 

Associate Director of Residential Life
Residence Hall Director, Alumni Commons
518-255-5158 | kellywm@cobleskill.edu

Will started working at SUNY Cobleskill in 2009. He is currently the Associate Director of Residential Life and the RD in Alumni Commons. Will has a Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Albany, and a Bachelors Degree in History from SUNY Oneonta. In his free time, Will loves reading (A Man Named Ove, is currently at the top of the list), watching reality TV (Big Brother), rooting on the San Francisco 49ers, finding new walking paths, and traveling (Switzerland was the latest destination).

Matt LaLonde

Matthew LaLonde

Director for Campus Engagement and Leadership
518-255-5215 | lalondmm@cobleskill.edu

Matthew has been working in Student Development at SUNY Cobleskill for over 13 years. Originally from Camden, NY, Matthew is an alum of several SUNY Colleges holding an A.S., B.S., M.S. and Ed.D. 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.

 

Neve Polius

Residence Hall Director | Fake Hall
518-255-5181 | poliusnc@cobleskill.edu 

 

Katie Rossano

Katie Rossano

Residence Hall Director, Vroman Hall
518-255-5174| RossanKM@cobleskill.edu

Katie Rossano is the Residence Hall Director of Vroman Hall. She is originally from Carmel, New York. Katie graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Issues related to social justice, diversity, feminism, and intersectionality spark Katie’s interest. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and taking advantage of various nature trails in the local area.