Meet the Staff!
Jill Cole, Interim Director of Housing & Residence Life
Jill first came to Daemen College in 2012 as the Resident Coordinator for Residence Life. She was then appointed into the Assistant Director role in May of 2013 an Interim Director of Housing & Residence Life in May of 2014. Jill graduated with her BS in Environmental Economics from SUNY Cortland and is pursuing her M. Ed in Higher Education Administration at Post University.
As Interim Director, Jill will assist with the coordination of room assignments and housing functions as well as in the selection, training and supervision of the paraprofessional staff. She also serves as a hearing officer in student conduct cases and member of the crisis management team for the college. Her involvement in the greater Daemen community has included presentation of LEADs Leadership Workshops, assisting with Orientation, club moderator of the PRIDE Alliance and member of an array of committees throughout campus. She has also presented at several Residence Life Conferences in New York State and has mentored several Daemen RAs as conference presenters.
In her free time, Jill enjoys being active in the Buffalo community and spending time with her family, friends and cat Billy. She loves being a part of the Daemen community and wants to make sure every student feels the same way.
Jerrell Mason, Resident Coordinator for Residence Life
Jerrell Mason has recently come to Daemen College as the Resident Coordinator for Residence Life. He will be joining us for the summer along with the 2014-2015 academic year. Jerrell is a second year graduate student at SUNY Buffalo State in the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs program. Jerrell graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Hilbert College.
As the Resident Coordinator, Jerrell will oversee RA training and the recruitment process along with serving as a conduct officer. Jerrell will also be assisting with summer tasks including housing placements for new students and orientation. He is a live in profession, which means he resides on campus to be a resource for the Resident Assistants an assist with student safety and satisfaction.
In Jerrell’s free time, he takes pride in being active in the Buffalo community. He volunteers at Bennett High School as a mentor and motivational speaker, enjoys singing and hanging out with friends. Jerrell is excited to work at Daemen and create a fun and welcoming community for students.
Nicole D'Agostino, Residence Life Intern
Nicole D'Agostino is an involved student leader and former Resident Assistant at Daemen College. She is currently a Senior Orientation Leader, Teaching Assistant and Academic Coach. In addition, Nicole works for the Orientation and Student Leadership Development Office and will begin her internship with the Student Activities Office in the Fall. She will be graduating in May 2015 with her BA in Psychology and plans to continue her education in the Student Affairs field thereafter.
Nicole will assist in the creation and implementation of RA training along with housing placements for new students. She will also have an array of projects to assist with Residence Life's assessment and retention projects to ensure that Daemen students are having the best residential experience possible.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes to attend country concerts and go to the movies. Nicole is excited to partake in another leadership opportunity at Daemen, and is looking forward to enhance the experience of her peers on campus.
Charisma Farley, Residence Life Office Assistant
Charisma Farley has been an Office Assist for the Housing & Residence Life office since September of 2013. She will be a junior at Daemen studying Health Care Studies, which compliments her years of service as an EMT in New York City. Charisma is an enthusiastic student who is excited to serve as the office receptionist and answer questions for current and perspective students.
Resident Assistants (RAs) are responsible for establishing a comfortable rapport with each student in the hall or on the floor. This includes being aware of the personal and academic needs of each individual student. Through programming and community development, the RAs promote an atmosphere conducive to studying and personal growth. In addition the RAs are a main resource for students at Daemen. As a resource, RAs assist both residents and parents in acclimating to Daemen's campus, answer questions on a wide variety of topics, and refer students to other departments as needed.