Office of Residential Life

  • Sarazen Student Union 318
    Phone: 518-783-2919
    Fax: 518-782-6870
  • Ms. Kathleen Brannock; Director 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.


Kathleen Brannock - Director of Residential Life 
Office Phone: (518) 783-2919
Why Siena: Siena's commitment to living out its Franciscan values and its commitment to students makes it a unique place. Our mission in Residential Life works towards these values and commitment by fostering a safe and healthy living environment.


Michael Fogarty - Associate Director of Residential Life
Office Phone: (518) 783-2919
Why Siena: Siena offers all staff members unique opportunities to grow as a professional and broaden their interests and experiences.

Adam Casler - Assistant Director of Residential Life & Residence Director of the New Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-8155
Why Siena: Siena has given me the opportunity to start new programs and initatives, with support from numerous other offices and areas of the institution.


Brittany Sheppard Grubb - Residence Director of Padua Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-6733
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.



Katie Wolanin - Residence Director of Hines Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-6104
Why Siena: The Franciscan values and mission of Siena align with my own personal philiosophy of supporting students in becoming global students.  I chose Siena because I knew it was a supportive environment where I could openly engage with students to foster learning and  opportunities for growth.



Don Denz - Residence Director of Plassmann Hall
Office Phone: (518) 786-5002
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.


Jaymes White - Residence Director of Hennepin Hall
Office Phone: (518) 782-6582

Why Siena: During my undergraduate experience at California Lutheran University I fell in love with the small liberal arts college environment rooted in religious faith and tradition. Siena College allows me the opportunity to reconnect with that type of atmosphere with a vested interest to service and justice. I am committed to being a lifelong learner and am excited to build healthy and strong relationships with all Siena faculty,staff, and most importantly the student body of whom we serve.



Josh Grubb - Residence Director of MacClosky Square and Cushing Village
Office Phone: (518) 786-5099
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 mark on this campus even after only a couple months of arriving.


Madeline Sinico - Residence Director of Ryan Hall
Office Phone: (518) 786-5009
Why Siena: Siena’s Catholic and Franciscan values embody the idea of a holistic education, the idea of educating the entire student.  I personally believe in this approach to education and feel confident that my beliefs will be supported and embraced by the students, faculty, and administration at Siena College.    



Allison Betts - Department Secretary
Office Phone: (518) 783-2919