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Mark Rameker
Name
Mark Rameker
Senior Director
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Psychology, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse

  • Graduate
    Student Affairs Administration, Ball State

  • Terminal
    Doctorate in Higher Education, Penn State

Professional Passions

Mark is originally from the great state of Wisconsin. He has worked at four institutions of higher education; Ball State University, San Diego State University, University of California - San Diego, and the Pennsylvania State University. He has extensive experience with crisis response, leadership development, equity and inclusion initiatives, human resources, and living-learning environments at each institution.

Mark has been a university judicial officer at San Diego State University and at Penn State. He also had oversight for the residential conduct process at the University of California - San Diego and the Penn State - University Park campus.

Mark truly enjoys the development of students and staff. Providing opportunities for students to learn through out of the classroom experiences and gain skills to help them throughout their life is a true passion.

Mark’s research interests include: Senior level administrative decision-making in Student Affairs, Alcohol issues in Higher Education, Legal issues in Higher Education, Living-Learning communities, and Cocurricular development and implementation.

Personal Interests
  • Spending time with family
  • Traveling
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing 
  • Woodworking
Meeghan Hollis
Name
Meeghan Hollis
Senior Associate Director
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
Diggs, Tauheedah
Name
Tauheedah Diggs
Senior Assistant Director
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
Blasi, Lisa
Name
Lisa Blasi
Assistant Director
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Marketing, Pace University, NYC

  • Graduate
    Human Resource Management & Marketing Management, Pace University, NYC

Professional Passions
  • Supervision
  • Leading others through personal and professional paths
  • Finding passion and purpose in the work that we do
Personal Interests
  • Family
  • Reading
  • Walking
  • Laughing
John Hurst
Name
John Hurst
Assistant Director
Residence Life
Office
115 Warnock Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-2890
Watkins, Lisa
Name
Lisa Watkins
Financial Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Accounting, Penn State

  • Graduate
    Supply Chain Management, Penn State

Professional Passions
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Wellness
  • Productivity of our community
  • Looking for ways to raise my performance and work capacity
Personal Interests
  • Helping people and getting to know others professionally and at a personal level
Port, Heide
Name
Heide Port
Assistant to the Senior Director
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
McCash, Charlotte
Name
Charlotte McCash
Administrative Support Assistant
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
Education
  • Undergraduate
    English (Concentrations in Literature and Writing), Messiah College
Professional Passions
  • Making those I encounter feel seen and understood,
  • Working to the best of my ability, no matter what I do
Personal Interests
  • Reading in all forms
  • Sewing
  • Embroidery
  • Knitting
  • Baking
  • Learning new skills
Thom, Kelly
Name
Kelly Thom
Administrative Support Assistant
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State
Professional Passions
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Professional development
Personal Interests
  • The outdoors, especially when they're sunny!
  • Visiting with family and friends
  • Helping others
  • Self-development
  • Martial arts
  • Reading
okeke, chinedu
Name
Chinedu Okeke
Graduate Assistant
Residence Life
Office
201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-1710
East Halls
Sean Agnew
Name
Sean Agnew
Assistant Director
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Secondary Education, Penn State

  • Graduate
    Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Passions
  • Strengths development and education
  • Staff supervision
  • Staff recruitment
  • Building renovations/improvements
  • Developing staff and staffing plans
Personal Interests
  • Home life
  • Gardening
  • Yard work
  • Growing things (I grew up on a farm as child)
  • Traditional spectator sports
  • Cooking and baking
  • Doing puzzles
  • SciFi/Fantasy
Alexander James
Name
Alexander James
Area Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Communications, Coker University

  • Graduate
    College Student Personnel Services and Administration, University of Central Arkansas

Professional Passions
  • Working with students
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Programming
  • Networking
Personal Interests
  • Music/DJing
  • Basketball
  • Video games
  • Cartoons
  • Movies
  • Computers
Name
Kelly Chege
Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS

B.S in Marketing & International Business from UNC- Greensboro

M.S in Agricultural & Environmental Systems from North Carolina A&T

Phd Candidate in Biorenewable System & International Agricultural Development]s

BIO

Kelly Chege is a Phd Candidate in Biorenewable Systems and International Agricultural Development while also serving as a Full-Time Residence Life Coordinator in East Halls.

Jose Garcia Cintora
Name
Jose Garcia Cintora
Coordinator
He, Him, His
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Human Services, University of Delaware

  • Graduate
    Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University - Bloomington

Professional Passions
  • Residence Life
  • First-Generation Students
  • LGBTQ+ Students
  • Providing support and resources to underserved student populations
Personal Interests
  • Video games
  • Broadway
  • Marvel Movies
Le'Quetta Rideout
Name
Le'Quetta Rideout
Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
Siam, Mohamed
Name
Mohamed Siam
Coordinator
He, Him, His
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
Carmen Campagnolo
Name
Carmen Campagnolo
Office Manager
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
Branford, Kate
Name
Kate Branford
Administrative Support Assistant
Residence Life
Office
134 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5375
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Tropical Rainforest Ecology, Penn State
Professional Passions
  • Supporting the Penn State Residence Life Organization to the best of my abilities for the betterment of our university
  • The students and the community
  • Advocating for education and conversation to promote community wellness on the matters of diversity, equity and inclusivity.
Personal Interests
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Gardening
  • Dancing
  • Live music
  • New adventures of all kinds
North, West, White Course Halls
Marce Pancio
Name
Marce Pancio
Assistant Director
Residence Life
Office
117 Waring Commons
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5951
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12), Slippery Rock University

  • Graduate
    Counselor Education, University of North Carolina - Greensboro; Adult Education and Elementary Principals Certificate, Penn State

Professional Passions
  • Team strengths
  • Ice breakers
Personal Interests
  • Crafts
  • Outdoor sports
  • Reading
Chaparro, Caitlyn
Name
Caitlyn Chaparro
Senior Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
115 Warnock Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-2890
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Nutrition and Food Science, Montclair State University

  • Graduate
    Higher Education, Montclair State University

Professional Passions
  • Working with first-year students
  • Staff recruitment
  • Title IX and Service Learning
Personal Interests
  • Spending time with my goldendoodle
  • Playing tennis
  • Knitting
  • Painting
  • Cross stitching
Name
Rocheline Deronville
Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
105 Warnock Hall
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-2890
Rory Szwed
Name
Rory Szwed
Coordinator
He, Him, His
Residence Life
Office
117 Waring Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5951
Holtzinger, Brandyn
Name
Brandyn Holtzinger
Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
117 Waring Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5951
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Communications Media, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Graduate
    Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Passions
  • Connecting students to campus, student conduct, and student activities.
  • Ensuring students feel like they live in a positive living-learning community by making sure their unique personalities are heard and seen
Personal Interests
  • Camping
  • Theater
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Being outdoors
  • Spending time with my rescue cat named Thor
  • Giving back to the community and volunteering
Liu, Kira
Name
Kira Liu
Office manager
She, Her, Hers
Residence Life
Office
117 Waring Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-5951
Cindy Stattel
Name
Cindy Stattel
Administrative Support Assistant
Residence Life
Office
115 Warnock Hall
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-2890
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Music Education, Indiana University - Bloomington

  • Graduate
    Music Education, Shenandoah University
    (In Progress)

Professional Passions
  • To do the best job possible in my Administrative Assistant position in North Residence Life
  • Supporting the RA process here at University Park
Personal Interests
  • Gardening
  • Flower arranging and crafts
  • Cats
  • Photography
  • Singing
  • Conducting
  • I'm trying to get back into crocheting!
Pollock Halls
Laura Perry
Name
Laura Perry
Assistant Director
Residence Life
Office
123 Pollock Commons
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-865-6503
Hamaty Kaitlynn
Name
Kaitlynn Hamaty
Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
123 Pollock Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-6503
Jared Hammond
Name
Jared Hammond
Area Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
123 Pollock Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-6503
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Marketing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Graduate
    Student Affairs in Higher Education, Penn State

Professional Passions
  • Student engagement: engaging students as they learn, grow, and navigate their college experience.
  • Professional Supervision: Working with professional staff to develop through their professional career to utilize their strengths to have a positive impact.
Personal Interests
  • Spending time with my partner and our two children, gardening
  • Going on walks to enjoy nature and the sunshine
Pavlick, Jill
Name
Jill Pavlick
Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
123 Pollock Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-6503
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Communications Sciences & Disorders, Penn State

  • Graduate
    Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University

Professional Passions
  • Residence Life
  • Working with Student Athletes
  • Working with LGBT+ students
Personal Interests
  • Spending time with my family
  • Cooking
  • Going to Penn State and Pittsburgh sporting events
Taylor, Jenn
Name
Jenn Taylor
Coordinator
She, Her, Hers
Residence Life
Office
123 Pollock Commons
University park, PA 16802
Contact
814-863-6503
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS

MA in Comparative Education from University College London

BA in Psychology with a minor in Education from University of California, Davis

High School Diploma from Tuacahn High School for the Preforming Arts

BIO

Jennifer is a fun, outgoing, enthusiastic, problem solver who has spent over a decade working in various professions. By doing this, she has learned how to adapt to different work situations and environments. Driven and dedicated to accomplishing the task at hand, she strives for perfection in her classroom. She is looking forward to applying her creative ingenuity to your educational institution. It is her hope to bring people from different cultural backgrounds together, and in so doing, make the world a friendlier place

South Halls
Nick Pazdziorko
Name
Nick Pazdziorko
Assistant Director
Residence Life
Office
202 Redifer Commons
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-865-8322
Education
  • Undergraduate
    Communications, Penn State

  • Graduate
    Higher Education, Penn State

Swank, Kate
Name
Kate Kennedy Swank
Area Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
202 Redifer Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-8322
Howard, Ashley
Name
Ashley Howard
Coordinator
Residence Life
Office
202 Redifer Commons
University Park, PA 16802
Contact
814-865-8322
CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS

Undergrad:

Business Management, Canisius College. Graduate School: Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Canisius College

Amanda Weaver
Name
Amanda Weaver
Office Manager
Residence Life
Office
202 Redifer Commons
University Park. PA 16802
Contact
814-865-8322
Education
  • High School
    Bald Eagle High School
Professional Passions
  • Sustainability
  • Working on manuals for OM's and work-study students
  • Teaching new RAs, coordinators and work study students the ropes of the office
  • Learning anything new that comes along
Personal Interests
  • Crocheting
  • Square dancing
  • Karaoke
  • Reading
  • Crafting
  • Playing games with family and friends
Penn State Student Affairs
Residence Life
Location

201 Johnston Commons
University Park, PA 16802
AskResLife@psu.edu