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Central Staff


Ann Bersani

Director of Residence Life and Housing

Ann (she/her/hers) is the Director of Residence Life and Housing. In this role, she's responsible for the evaluation and development of the residence life program, including creation of short and long range plans and goals for the department. She also manages the departmental priorities and budget for construction and renovations on new and existing halls. Ann also plays a large role in campus policy development. Ultimately, she works daily to foster a positive team culture of inclusion, collaboration, and strong purpose of core values. 

Prior to coming to Cortland, Ann served as the Associate Director of Campus Life and Leadership and the Title IX Coordinator at Le Moyne College and an Assistant Director for Residence Life at Canisius College. She has a M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College and a B.A. in Sociology from SUNY Fredonia.

In her free time, Ann enjoys building things, cooking, crafting, decorating cakes, exploring, listening to music, and reading.


Lisa Train

Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing

Lisa (she/her/hers) serves as the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing. She is responsible for the overall delivery of the housing aspects of the residence life and housing program, including housing assignments and occupancy management, along with the supervision of the two assistant directors.

Before coming to Cortland, Lisa worked as the Associate Director of Housing and Operations at Kenyon College and as an Area Coordinator (AC) at Spring Hill College. She graduated from Ohio University and completed her Master's Degree in Leadership and Ethics at Spring Hill College.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys building computers, watching movies, playing video games and spending time with her fur-family of four dogs and two cats.


Cindy Lake

Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing for Programming and Staff Development

Cindy (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing for Programming and Staff Development. She oversees the development and maintenance of the Program Curriculum in the residence halls and provides oversight for training and on-going development for our Resident Assistants and Residence Hall Directors. Cindy also supervises several professional staff members and serves on several campus committees.

Cindy previously worked in Residence Life at Stony Brook University as an Assistant Director and Cazenovia College as a Residence Hall Director. She has a M.A. in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership in Higher Education from The College of William & Mary and a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam.

In her free time, Cindy enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, biking, antiquing, and the Adirondacks.


Michael P. Baker

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing for Technology and Marketing

Mike (he/him/his) is the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing for Technology and Marketing. In his role, Mike assists in marketing on-campus housing, manages our housing software, oversees the office webpage, and provides technical support to the office staff. He also supervises three Residence Hall Directors.

Mike has a M.A. from Stony Brook University in Higher Education Administration and a B.S. from SUNY Fredonia in Geology. Prior to coming to SUNY Cortland, he worked at Keuka College and Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC).

In his free time, Mike enjoys hiking with his dog and fiancée, PC gaming, and weightlifting.

Katt Reilly

Katt Reilly ’15 

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing for Operations

Katt (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing for Operations. She works closely with the Facilities and Operations service group on campus to ensure that residents have a secure, comfortable and sustainable living environment while on campus. She oversees work order requests, works with internet and cable providers, manages equipment requests, coordinates damage billing, and manages key and card access for the residence halls.

Katt previously worked as a Residence Hall Director here at SUNY Cortland. She received her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University and B.A. in History from SUNY Cortland.

In her spare time, Katt enjoys hiking with her dog, trying new recipes, binging her favorite TV shows, and perfecting new coffee making techniques.

Support Staff

Wendy Sirvent

Wendy Sirvent
Administrative Assistant 1

Connie Masten

Connie Masten
Office Assistant 2

Karen Holcomb

Karen Holcomb
Office Assistant 1



Residence Hall Directors (RHDs)

Individual photos and contact information for RHDs are available on the residence hall pages.

Contact Us

Residence Life and Housing
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-33
Email: Residence Life and Housing
Phone: 607-753-4724
Fax: 607-753-5984
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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