Ron Mason: Director of Housing & Residence Life
The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Department. From the day you come looking for an application to the day you graduate, all the information and issues of your on-campus housing are the director’s concern.
“My experiences in college were so rewarding that I decided to make college my career to help others experience the same.”
Maribeth Griffin: Director of Residential Programs & Staff
The Director for Residential Programs & Staff is responsible for all areas of the residence life component of your experience — the CULTURE program, Housing student employment, the supervision of the RD staff, and other programs developed and implemented by the Department.
“An official member of the OK, Boomer generation, I’ve been here through the days when there were no personal computers, no cell phones, no social media, and no Netflix. Still, I try to make your days at WCSU everything you want!”
Ed Mulvihill: Associate Director of Housing Operations
The Associate Director of Housing Operations is responsible for coordinating operational issues in the residence halls, such as housing assignments, serving as the liaison between HRL and the Facilities Department, scheduling, and for coordinating conference programs.
“I started working in Residence Life back in 1996 and haven’t left it. I have had a lot of different types of jobs, but working with college students through a tough part of their lives and making it as fun and enjoyable as possible is the main reason I continue in this career.”
Effie Masse: Office Administrator
The HRL Office Administrator is responsible for handling the day-to-day functions of the main Housing office.
“Welcome to WCSU everyone! I’m the front-line of the Central Office, and I enjoy meeting the residents as they pass through the office with various requests.”
All Central Office and Management staff contact information can be found by clicking here.
Assistants to the Director/Resident Directors
The RD is a non-student, post-undergraduate professional position. They live and work full-time in the building they’re assigned, and oversee the overall operations of the building and supervision of the Resident Assistant (RA) and other Housing student staff. Overall operations entail coordinating any maintenance concerns residents may have with their room, student conduct administration, serving on an on-call duty rotation, coordinating building and room key access, and more. They hold daily office hours throughout the week and serve as a resource and support system to residential students!
Centennial Hall: Ryan Cooke (My Pronouns: He, Him, His)
“Hello WCSU community! This is my sixth academic year as a Resident Director and my fourth academic semester in the role at WCSU. I attended WCSU as an undergraduate student, where I was actively involved on campus and served as a Resident Assistant. I graduated from WCSU with my Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. After graduation, I went on to earn my Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Post University, followed by joining their institution as a Residence Director for three and a half years. It was after that experience that I found my way back “home” here at WCSU. On a personal note: I am a superhero fan, love playing videogames, and enjoy watching movies. Looking forward to a fantastic year together!”
Grasso Hall: Eden Edwards-Harris (My Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
“Hello all! I am so excited to be returning back to my alma mater as a Resident Director! Prior to my return, I graduated in 2019 with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Justice and Law Administration. During my undergraduate years, I was heavily involved in extracurriculars, which included, but was not limited to being a Resident Assistant for 2.5 years. During my senior year, I participated in the department’s RD2Be program, which assisted in preparing me to confidentially be able to accept my first role in Higher Education as a Resident Director and Student Activities Coordinator at Fisher College in Boston. I’ve learned so much and am excited to bring that experience and knowledge to Western. I am looking forward to continuing my education with hopes to earn a Master’s Degree in Higher Education as well as a Master’s in Public Health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, binge-watching the latest series, and going on day trips. I look forward to meeting all of you!”
Litchfield Hall: Ryan Farrell (My Pronouns: He, Him, His)
“Hello students, parents, and campus community members! I joined the WCSU community as an RD in August of 2018, coming from SUNY Cobleskill prior to that. Beginning Fall 2020, I will be entering my 3rd year as an RD at WCSU, and my 4th year in total overall RD experience. I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2017 with my Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Criminal Justice. My goal at the time was to work in federal law enforcement after graduating, but I got hired as an RA my sophomore year of college and fell in love with Student Affairs in Higher Education. Outside of work, I am an avid aviation enthusiast! I am currently wrapping-up my private pilot’s license at Danbury Municipal Airport right here in town. I also love to binge-watch Netflix, read auto-biographies, and stay active!”
Newbury Hall: Andrea Pereira (My Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
“Hello everyone! My name is Andrea (Dre for short) and I am the current Resident Director for Newbury Hall at WCSU. I received my Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Foreign Language at an institution in RI in 2017. I recently graduated from the University of Maine with a Master’s in Higher Education in 2019. I will now be entering my second full year as a Resident Director at WCSU. As a native Rhode Islander, I love going to the beach, longboarding around town and trying out new foods! My favorite thing about working at WCSU is making connections with all of the wonderful students on campus and listening to our talented musicians perform!”
Pinney Hall: Kevin Brenzel (My Pronouns: He, Him, His)
“Hello and welcome to Western Connecticut State University. I recently rejoined WCSU in August of 2019. Prior to that I served as the Housing Assignments Coordinator at Westfield State University for a year. I had previously worked here at WCSU from 2016-2018 as a Resident Director. I was also an Area Coordinator at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction Colorado and a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Cortland. I earned my bachelors in Health Science from SUNY Cortland and a Masters in Applied Psychology in Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration from William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). I was born and raised in New York. When not working I enjoys traveling and watching sports. I have been to England, Ireland, Austria, Italy, Germany, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands.”
Fairfield Hall: Fairfield Hall will be offline for the 2020-2021 academic term.