Meet the Staff

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Anne E. Lombard, Ph.D. (she/her)

Senior Director of Student Engagement

315.443.4227 | aelombar@syr.edu

Dr. Lombard joined Syracuse University as the senior director of Student Engagement in September 2023, and provides oversight to the professional team that manages Schine and Goldstein Student Centers, campus programming and engagement, event and technical services, leadership development, operations and registered student organizations. Her more than three decades of higher education experience have focused on student learning, engagement and success at several other institutions including, most recently, at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, where she served as Dean of Students and retired after more than 12 years of service.

A Michigan native, she holds degrees from Ohio University (Ph.D., Higher Education), Michigan State University (M.A., Student Affairs Administration), and Western Michigan University (B.S., Public History and Anthropology). She enjoys living in the University neighborhood with her daughter, baking and reading, and is an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

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Jenna Percoski (she/they)

Office Coordinator

315.443.2718 | jrpercos@syr.edu

Jenna graduated from Syracuse University in May 2023 with a bachelor's in psychology and a minor in anthropology. She worked in Student Engagement as a student employee for two years before becoming the Office Coordinator in August 2023, and she is thrilled to be a full-time member of the team! Outside of work, Jenna loves being crafty and spending time outdoors.

As Office Coordinator, Jenna helps to make sure the Student Engagement suites are running smoothly and provides administrative support to the team. Her favorite part of working in Student Engagement is providing information and resources to help people be engaged in the campus community!

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Moises "Mo" Ferreras (he/him)

Associate Director of Student Events and Activities

315.443.9153 | mferrera@syr.edu

Mo Ferreras is the Associate Director of Engagement in the Student Engagement Office. In his role, Mo provides leadership and support in researching, planning, and implementing the engagement experience at Syracuse University. This will include a robust late night social program called “Orange After Dark” with both on-campus and off-campus programming, Traditions Commission, Pop Up Programming, Summer Programming, Performing Arts programs as well serving as director of oversight and advising for University Union (the official programming body for SU). Mo believes that "by enhancing the student experience, giving students a healthy school-life balance through events and programs, and fostering a culture of togetherness and involvement we can develop students into their best selves." When Mo isn’t working you can find him playing video games, playing basketball or spending time with his dog Benny.

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Jolisa D. Smith (she/her)

Assistant Director of Student Events and Activities

315.443.1732 | jsmit178@syr.edu

Jolisa D. Smith serves as the assistant director of student development and engagement. Jolisa is passionate about creating intentional, dynamic programming to help students develop key skills for life-long leadership. She joined the Syracuse University community in 2021, first as a registered student organization coordinator. Prior to coming to Syracuse, Smith served as a full-time campus minister, a non-profit program director, and as a senior advocate counselor in New York City.

Originally from Albany, New York, Jolisa earned a bachelor's degree from New York University (Go Violets!). Smith also holds a master's degree in anthropology and education from Columbia University. In her down time, she enjoys LinkedIn scrolling, walks through Downtown Syracuse, Bible studies and freestyle rapping with friends.

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Scott Casanova (he/him)

Associate Director of Event and Technical Services

315.443.4458 | srcasano@syr.edu

Scott is responsible for the oversight of Event and Technical Services and the Student Box Office. He supervises the Assistant Director, the Facilities and Technical Supervisors and the ETS student staff. He works with outside vendors and artists to produce events and programs in support of student organizations and the Student Experience Division. Additionally, Scott handles all of the invoicing and payments for use of the student centers.

Jen Bideaux (she/they)

Assistant Director of Event and Technical Services

315.443.1438 | jbideaux@syr.edu

Jen serves as the Assistant Director of Event and Technical Services. In her role, she manages the day-to-day operations of ETS including supervising the student employment program and the Technical Coordinators and working with student and academic organizations to make their events come to life. She holds a BS from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications in Television, Radio, and Film ’18. Prior to joining Syracuse as full-time staff, she worked in various theaters throughout the Hudson Valley, including the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. Outside of work, you can find her working on her photography, puzzling, and crocheting!

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Ralph Mietz (he/they)

Facilities and Technical Coordinator

315.443.1193 | remietz@syr.edu

Ralph works with the Event and Technical Services student staff in support of events. He assists with oversight of both the technical and venue staff. In addition, he advises and coordinates event services including the design and implementation of technical support.

June McCambridge (they/she)

Event and Technical Coordinator

315.443.9142 | cmmccamb@syr.edu

June serves as an Event & Technical Coordinator, helping to ensure that events run smoothly from start to finish. Having graduated from the Goldring program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2023, they still spend time freelancing and working as a volunteer with ImageOut in Rochester. Prior to receiving their M.A. at Newhouse, they completed both a B.A. and a B.S. at Utica University in 2019.

Kelly Mullin

Kelly Mullin (she/her)

Associate Director of Leadership and Organizations

315.443.9592 | kbmullin@syr.edu

Kelly Mullin is the Associate Director of Leadership in the Student Engagement Office.  In this role, Kelly directs leadership and support services for the University’s 250+ Recognized Student Organizations. Bringing over 20 years’ experience in nonprofit management, Kelly has held senior leadership positions in local organizations including the YMCA of CNY and the Kelberman Center.  Her career has focused on team and organizational development to meet existing community needs.  Originally from Rome, New York, Kelly is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University and holds a bachelor’s degree in business, management and leadership from SUNY Empire State University.

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Emily Nasal (she/her)

Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations

315.443.7198 | egnasal@syr.edu

Emily serves as the Assistant Director of Leadership and Organizations.  In her role, Emily advises RSOs and works to update policies and procedures that impact student organizations at Syracuse.  Her favorite part of her job is working with students and empowering them to create change within their organizations, strengthen their leadership skills, and embrace the Syracuse community.  When she's not in the office, you can find Emily reading mystery novels, teaching dance at a local studio, or listening to Taylor Swift on repeat.

Emily holds a BA in Linguistics from SUNY Oswego and an MA in Student Affairs Administration from Appalachian State University - Roll 'Neers!

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Rachel Allen (she/her)

Leadership Coordinator

315.443.6135 | rmallen@syr.edu

Rachel is currently a graduate student studying for her master’s degree in Higher Education at Syracuse University’s School of Education. She is a graduate of SUNY Oswego’s bachelor’s degree programs in political science and global and international studies, as well as a minor in Spanish language. She was born and raised right here in Syracuse, New York! When she’s not in the Student Engagement office, you’ll find her walking at Onondaga Lake Parkway, working on a puzzle at her kitchen table, or enjoying all the good food around Syracuse. She is excited to work with the RSO and leadership team this year working on the new student organization process as a graduate assistant.

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Karrie Catalino (she/her)

RSO Coordinator

315.443.5483 | klcatali@syr.edu

Karrie joined the division in January 2023 as a RSO Coordinator of student engagement, Consulting and advising RSOs on campus. Karrie is originally from Saint Louis, Missouri and has worked in the Syracuse Community for over 10 years.  Karrie like to focus on collaborating and advising service-based organizations. Her favorite part of working on campus is engaging with the students and guiding them in navigating through policies and procedures. In her spare time, Karrie likes to spend him with her husband and three kids along with teaching kids how to swim. Karrie is an avid Saint Louis Cardinals fan.

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Mackenzie Jackson (she/her)

RSO Coordinator

315.443.5494 | mjacks28@syr.edu

Mackenzie is a recent graduate of Nazareth University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Leader and a Bachelors of Science in Dance Studies. She was the president of an on campus organization, Nazareth Dance Organization, and represented the college at multiple American College Dance Association conferences. Currently, Mackenzie is a member of the Garth Fagan Aspiring Dancers Troupe based in Rochester, NY and the National Honor Society of Dance Arts. On her free time Mackenzie likes to work on her dance interests through teaching and choreographing, as well as spending time with her friends and family. She is very excited to join the team and to make the college experience memorable to students!

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Rebecca Bruzdzinski (she/her)

Associate Director of Operations

315.443.1251 | rlbruzdz@syr.edu

Becki is a 1997 alumna of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication with a degree in Public Relations. She has been working for Syracuse University since 2005, joining the Student Engagement team in 2016. Becki oversees the day-to-day operations of the Schine Student Center, Goldstein Student Center, and Skybarn; including facility management, reservations and events, student employment and policy/procedure development. As a former student employee, Becki strives to create opportunities for student employees to grow and learn outside of the classroom and develop skills to assist them in any career.

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Sam Bowers (she/her)

Assistant Director of Operations

315.443.4862 | slbowers@syr.edu

Sam attended Alfred State College where she earned her Bachelors in Human Services Management and went on to work in Residence Life, Student Activities, and New Student Orientation before transitioning to Syracuse. She has a passion for education and development. She is now helping to oversee the daily operations of the Student Centers and the reservations of spaces for events and meetings across campus.

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Shannon Halleran (she/her)

Facilities Coordinator

315.443.4240 | sjhaller@syr.edu

Shannon has been a part of the operations team since May 2022. As the facilities coordinator at the Schine Student Center, she oversees daily operations of the building and the events that take place in it. She also oversees the hiring process of student employees and their work schedules.

Shannon was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and received her Bachelors in Nutrition and Health Science from LaSalle University.

Rajandra "Singh" Singh (he/him)

Facilities Coordinator

315.443.5013 | rsingh02@syr.edu

Bio coming soon!

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Peter J. Cass (he/him)

Goldstein Student Center Coordinator

315.443.1454 | pjcass@syr.edu

Peter joined the operations team in May 2022 as the Coordinator of the Goldstein Student Center.  In this role, he oversees the daily operations of the building and works with campus partners and student engagement staff to bring events and student programming to Goldstein to enhance the student experience.

 

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Peter held leadership roles at Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse and the Northwest Family YMCA. He holds a masters degree in Education from East Carolina University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Syracuse University.