Office of Residential Life

Residential Life Staff

The Residential Life staff coordinates programs to enhance the out of classroom experience for all students.  They collaboratively work as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration, offering referral services to resident students when needed.  Within the residential staff are the Friars in Residence, who are Franciscan's living in the residence units, modeling Franciscan ideals of recognizing the goodness and value of each person.

  

 

Adam W. Casler - Director of Community Living 
Office Phone: (518) 783-2919
Email: acasler@siena.edu

Why Siena: Siena's focus on community as a core part of our Catholic and Franciscan heritage have helped me gain a better understanding of the importance of how we all learn from, challenge, and support each other on campus.  

 
 

TBD - Associate Director of Residential Life
Office Phone: (518) 783-2919
Email: 

 

 

Melissa A. Potocki - Assistant Director of Residential Life & Residence Director of Snyder Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-8155
Email: mpotocki@siena.edu

Why Siena: Siena provides a learning community that encourages students to become active members of campus. I am excited to be a member of this community and to contribute to the developmental success of the students.
 

Brittany Sheppard Grubb - Residence Director of Padua Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-6733
Email: bgrubb@siena.edu

Why Siena: Siena's commitment to fostering a positive, fun, and meaningful collegiate experience for students has created an enjoyable atmosphere for me to work in as a new professional.

  

Kathleen Gargan - Residence Director of Hines Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-6104
Email: kgargan@siena.edu

Why Siena: I've experienced firsthand how Siena creates a welcoming and supportive environment for all as a former Graduate Intern in the Division of Student Affairs. This inspired me to come back as an administrator. One of the ways Siena achieves this is through our DORS values, which are all things I value in my personal and work life.

 
 
 

Don Denz - Residence Director of Plassmann Hall
Office Phone: (518) 786-5002
Email: ddenz@siena.edu

Why Siena: I love the environment that a small campus like Siena has to offer.  It is truly a welcoming community.  Having gone to a Franciscan high school, I am not only familiar with the values that a Franciscan education instills in its students, but I believe in them as well.

 
 

TBD - Residence Director of Hennepin Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-6582
Email:

Why Siena: 

 
 

 

Josh Grubb - Residence Director of MacClosky Square and Cushing Village
Office Phone: (518) 786-5099
Email: jgrubb@siena.edu

Why Siena: I felt immediately welcome and comfortable the first time I visited Siena. The staff and the students are all great to work with here. The supportive leadership has allowed me to initiate new ideas and make my work personally rewarding.

 

 

TBD - Residence Director of Ryan Hall
Office Phone: (518) 786-5009
Email:

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Allison Betts - Department Secretary
Office Phone: (518) 783-2919
Email: abetts@siena.edu