Meet Our Staff

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Joshua Rich

Interim Director

Josh joined Community Standards in June of 2021.  In his role, Josh oversees the day-to-day operations of the office.  Prior to Syracuse, Josh served as the Director of Student Conduct at High Point University in North Carolina, the Associate Director of Student Conduct and Title IX Investigator at St. John’s University in NYC, and as the Assistant to the Dean of Students for Student Conduct at SUNY Buffalo State College.  Josh has conducted policy research for the SUNY System and the state of New York, and worked as a Research Assistant on the Violence Against Women Act grant while at SUNY Buffalo State.

Josh received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics at SUNY Potsdam, and his Masters of Educational Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Policy at the University at Buffalo. Josh has received been an ATIXA-trained Title IX Investigator since 2013.

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Kofi Addai

Associate Director, Bias Education and Response

Kofi Addai joined Community Standards in July 2022. Prior to joining Community Standards, Kofi was the Associate Director at the North Side Learning Center. Kofi also worked for InterFaith Works where he coordinated and led the facilitation of numerous racial and equity dialogues for community organizations, businesses, and educational institutions. He obtained his bachelor’s in business administration and master’s in education from Le Moyne College. Kofi enjoys spending time with his family volunteering, hiking, camping, and gardening.

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Caitie Carroll

Student Conduct Investigator

Caitie joined the Community Standards in June 2019. In her role, Caitie will look into alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct that warrant an investigation. During the investigation, she serves as a neutral party who seeks to gather information regarding all sides of the alleged violation to the OCS or other decision-making body. Prior to coming to Syracuse, Caitie was an Assistant Director of Residential Life/Student Conduct Officer at SUNY Cobleskill. Caitie received her MS in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Albany and her BS in Business Administration and Culinary Arts at SUNY Cobleskill. When not investigating student conduct concerns, Caitie enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. She also loves to spend time outside kayaking, hiking, or taking the dogs swimming at Oneida Lake.

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La’Kesa Allen

Coordinator, Community Standards

La’Kesa joined OCS in February 2019 after working in Student Leadership and Engagement and Student Conduct at Onondaga Community College. She earned her B.S. in Health Science from SUNY The College at Brockport and attended a semester-long Spanish Immersion program located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. In 2008, La’Kesa received Syracuse University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Hero Award for helping her peers make positive choices. In her free time she enjoys cruises, shopping, trying new recipes, traveling and visiting new beaches. Le’Kesa previously served as Conduct Coordinator in OCS.

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Jessica Roberts

Bias Education Coordinator

Jessica joined the Community Standards team as part of the STOP Bias & Hate Initiative in May 2021. In her role, Jessica works to design, develop and deploy innovative, educational programs, workshops, trainings and collaborative efforts regarding bias-related issues, intervention strategies and DEIA-related topics for the campus community. She also supervises a team of peer educators who facilitate skills-based trainings for students. Prior to working at Syracuse University, Jessica served in multiple residence life related roles at Stevenson University, Ithaca College, SUNY Buffalo State College and Cazenovia College where she also served as the Founder of the MOSAIC Center. Jessica received an M.S. in higher education and student affairs administration from SUNY Buffalo State College and has a B.S. in human services from Cazenovia College. In her free time, Jessica is an avid runner and enjoys spending time outdoors, experimenting with photography and art, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family and cats.

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Kellie Bateman

Student Conduct Coordinator

Kellie joined Community Standards in October 2021. Kellie earned a dual B.S. degree in elementary and special education with a minor in psychology from SUNY Geneseo. After graduating, she moved to North Carolina and lived there for eight years where she was a third grade teacher. Upon moving back to New York, she has raised her family full-time, as well as worked at a middle school in the CNY area. In her free time, Kellie loves spending time with her family, walking with her three dogs, reading and going to concerts. She is an avid Syracuse University sports fan and is so excited to be a part of Syracuse University.

Rose Breen

Graduate Assistant

Rose is joining the Community Standards team for the 2022-2023 academic year. Rose expects to graduate in May 2023 with an M.S. in Higher Education and a C.A.S. in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support from Syracuse University. She received her B.S. in Psychological Science from the University of Vermont. Rose is also a member of the staff at the Stevenson Educational Center where she tutors undergraduate student-athletes. In her free time, she enjoys attending Syracuse University athletic events, ice skating, and spending time with family.