Resident Directors

Bryan Diaz
Resident Director for First-Year Students
212-636-7100
bdiaz17@fordham.edu

Bryan initially joined The Office of Residential Life (Lincoln Center) in May 2019. He served as a Summer Conference Assistant, hosting and supporting conference groups throughout the summer . In 2021 Bryan then joined The Office of Residential Life (Rose Hill) in which he served as a Resident Director supervising a student staff of 18 members in both Alumni Court South and Loschert Hall. Bryan made his return back to our team in 2022, where he will be supervising a student staff of 12 members in McKeon Hall. Bryan’s professional goal is to create pathways for underrepresented students. By connecting students with resources and networking opportunities, Bryan hopes to support their acclimation to college life. 

Bryan is a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University where he obtained his Masters in Organizational Leadership in Higher and Post-Secondary Education. He earned his bachelors in Behavioral Sciences/Social Work with a minor in Psychology from The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in 2018. During his time at NYIT he worked as a New Student Orientation Coordinator and gained more student affairs/higher education experience through internships: Stevens Institute of Technology(Intern for the Office of Student Life & Office Assistant for The Office of Residential Life), Manhattan School of Music (Student Engagement Coordinator) and Community Impact at Columbia University (Instructor at The West Harlem Training Center). As an undergraduate at NYIT Bryan worked as an Orientation Leader and held several other student leadership positions like President of The Student Government Association. Prior to joining the “Ramily”, Bryan worked as a Resident Director at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Savanah Manos
Resident Director for First-Year Students
212-636-7100
Smanos@fordham.edu 

Savanah joined Fordham's Office of Residential Life team as a Resident Director in October 2021.  She currently supervises and leads a team of 12 Resident Assistants and Resident First-Year Mentors in McKeon Hall.  Savanah focuses on creating a collaborative, communicative, and purpose-driven environment where residents are able to creatively express their truest selves and develop the skills needed to "go forth and set the world on fire." She also seeks to make the first-year experience one that is conducive to growth, learning, exploration, and connection to themselves, their peers, the university, and the world around them. 

Savanah Manos is a graduate of Fordham University Lincoln Center where she received her Master’s in the Science of Teaching under the Graduate School of Education in 2021. She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Theatre from Fordham University in 2020. During her time as a student, Savanah worked with a diverse student population across first-year, upper-class, and graduate students as both a Resident Assistant and a Resident First-Year Mentor. Savanah also spent time working with Fordham’s Undergraduate Admissions office during her tenure as a student organizing & recruiting student ambassadors and supporting admissions counselors. In addition to a passion for the Fordham community, Savanah brings her unique experiences and skill sets garnered from working for both the New York City Department of Education and the Walt Disney Company in recent years.

Joe Corcoran
Resident Director for Upper-Class Students
212-636-7100
jcorcoran26@fordham.edu

Joe joined the residence life staff in the summer 2016 as a Resident Director for First-Year Students.  In this role, he supervised 12 student staff members in McKeon Hall.  Joe took a holistic approach to student and community development and worked to ensure that McKeon hall is a transformative space for first-year students' academic, personal, and professional growth. Beginning in summer 2020, Joe will be the upper-class resident director in McMahon Hall. 

Joe is a 2016 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where he received his Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and a 2012 graduate of the American University (AU) where he earned his Bachelor's in Journalism with a minor in International Studies.   Throughout his time at IUP, Joe worked in the Office of International Education where he coordinated programs and events for international students and scholars, while interning in residence life at both IUP and at the University of Pittsburgh.  As an undergraduate student, Joe worked extensively with the transfer and commuter student communities, studied abroad at New York University (NYU) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and spent a semester living in Montevideo, Uruguay.  His professional interests include student leadership and empowerment within underrepresented communities, transfer and commuter student engagement, and LGBTQIA issues in higher education.

Nicole Milette
Resident Director for Upper-Class & Law Students
212-636-7100
nmilette@fordham.edu 

Nicole Milette is a graduate of Montclair State University where she received her Masters’s in Higher Education in 2022. She also earned her Bachelor’s in Music Management at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in 2019. As an undergraduate student, Nicole worked as an orientation leader, tour guide, and the Student Government Association president in her final year. Nicole has also worked in housing outside of the realm of Higher Education, serving as a Company Management/ House Management Intern at the Barrington Stage Company in the Summer of 2018. Most recently Nicole served as a graduate Resident Director at the Stevens Insitute of Technology, where she oversaw the leased housing communities. Her professional interests include student leadership development, upper-class student engagement models, and helping LGBTQIA+ students navigate issues in higher education.