Office of Residential Life at Lincoln Center Professional Staff
Director of Residential Life
As Director of Residential Life, Jenifer is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive Residential Life program. In addition, she assists in the coordination of the Integrated Learning Community in conjunction with the Resident Director for Freshmen, Master, Dean of Students and the Dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
Jenifer received her M.A. in Student Development in Higher Education with an emphasis in Counseling from Trinity College, Washington, DC and a B.A. in Sociology and Business from the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Jenifer has been in the field of Higher Education for a number of years and continues to reap reward and benefit from working with young adults.
As the Assistant Director of Residential Life, Vickki is responsible for the overall development of a learning community at Lincoln Center as well as overseeing all areas of staff supervision, training, and development for the Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, and Freshmen Mentors.
Vickki holds a Master's Degree in Human Development concentrating in Student Affairs & Diversity from Binghamton University and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing from SUNY New Paltz. Vickki has worked at the Rose Hill campus as a Full-Time Resident Director in Alumni Court South for two and a half years before moving to the Lincoln Center campus.
As Executive Secretary, Olga serves as the primary receptionist for the Office of Residential Life. Her duties include responding to student and parent inquiries, supervising the six student workers, maintaining and processing housing assignments, and handling housing billing and student records. She also maintains departmental budgets and resident student records, assist with the undergraduate and law waitlists, as well as edits office publications and processes departmental brochures and mailings.
Olga holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Spanish from Marymount College of Fordham University. Olga is very familiar with the Residential Life department since she worked as a Resident Advisor for three years at the Marymount Campus. Olga previously worked in the Office of Career Services as an Internship & Employment Coordinator.
Resident Director for Upperclass Students
Dennis is responsible for the primary leadership and supervision of the approximately 400 upper-class students that live in McMahon Hall, as well as the resident assistant staff of 6. He assists upper-class residents, with personal, emotional and academic concerns, and adjudicates policy infractions by upper-class students in the Residence Hall. Dennis is also responsible for supervising all staff efforts with regards to programming events for the McMahon Hall community.
Dennis Velez is a proud Connecticut native, who graduated from Iona College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. While at Iona, he was a resident assistant for two years, earning “Resident Assistant of the Month” Award twice, and heading the “RA Selection and Recruitment Committee” for two years. He also assisted the Office of Residential Life at Iona by presenting to his fellow staff members during training sessions. Currently, he is working towards a Master’s Degree in Sociology at Fordham University.
Resident Director for Law Students
Craig provides leadership for and oversees counseling and mediation situations for all law students in McMahon Hall. He is responsible for overall supervision, support and leadership of the 7 Resident Assistant. He also supervises and tracks all programming efforts for the law students.
Craig hails from Orange County, California and holds Bachelor's degrees in Theology & Religious Studies and Spanish Language & Literature from the University of San Diego. Craig also has a Master of Arts in Theology from Boston College and Master of Arts in Catholic School Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Before coming to Fordham, he spent five years as a Catholic high school teacher in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Religious Education at Fordham.
Resident Director for Freshman Students
Camille is responsible for providing ongoing leadership, supervision, and support to her Resident Assistant staff. She oversees all programmativ efforts and assists in the professional development of the RA staff. Additionally, she supports the social, academic, and emotional development of the Freshmen students living in McMahon Hall.
Camille is originally from Yonkers, NY and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Public Health from Temple University. While at Temple, she served as a Resident Assistant for three years. During that time, she advised the Senate Hall Council and was selected for the "RA of the Year" award. Camille also holds a Master of Arts and a Master of Education in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University.
As Graduate Manager of our off-campus housing complex Wilshire Plaza on West 58th Street, Michelle is responsible for overseeing the 86 apartments at that facility. Wilshire Plaza housing is available for any full-time graduate or law student or full- time staff or faculty member at Fordham University. Michelle provides the primary leadership for approximately 86 residents that reside in Wilshire Plaza, through planning programming activities, and responding when necessary to any resident conflicts that require mediation.
Housing Operations Assistant
As the Housing Operations Assistant, Elizabeth is responsible for assisting with many of the office's day to day administrative tasks. The housing operations assistant works closely with Jenifer and Olga on Housing Assignments, the Lottery process and the waitlist for housing, as well as processing requests from students and updating student files.
Elizabeth will graduate from Fordham University with a Master’s Degree in Childhood, Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood in February. She has her Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from Fordham University.