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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.


Ray Fedora

Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing for Recruitment and External Programs 

Ray (he/him/his) serves as the Associate Director for Residence Life and Housing. In this role he oversees the recruitment and retention of the professional and paraprofessional staff. This includes coordinating the student staff (RA) recruitment and selection process. Additionally, he is responsible for the coordination of summer camps and conferences and as a liaison between Residence Life and Housing and other campus offices. He also supervises several live-on and office staff members. His goal is to foster an employment space where everyone feels welcome, valued, and heard.

Ray previously served as the Assistant Director and then Director of Residence Life in Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA and an Area Coordinator/Residence Director at SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY. He has a M.Ed. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs Administration from the University at Buffalo and a B.A. in Sociology from SUNY Geneseo.

In his free time, Ray enjoys exploring galaxies far, far away, seeking out new life and new civilizations, and spending time at the most magical place on Earth. Ray also enjoys playing his Nintendo Switch or reading in all sorts of genres including personal development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and science fiction and fantasy.


Connor Gannon

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing for Marketing and Technology

Connor (he/him/his) is the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing for Marketing and Technology. In his role, Connor 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 two Residence Hall Directors.

Connor previously worked as a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Cortland. He received his M.A in Human Computer Interaction and a Broadcasting Mass Communications from SUNY Oswego. 

In his free time, Connor enjoys going to the movies with friends, endlessly scrolling social media and listening to 80's music.

Support Staff

Wendy Sirvent

Wendy Sirvent
Administrative Assistant 1

Connie Masten

Connie Masten
Office Assistant 2


Residence Hall Directors (RHDs)

Individual photos and contact information for ACs & 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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