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Meet the Team!

The Bentley Residential Center Staff are energetic, dynamic, and engaging professionals who are student-focused and student-centered. Our team is comprised of: approximately 98 Resident Assistants, 8 Residence Directors, 1 Housing Operations Specialist, 3 Assistant Directors, 1 Associate Director, 1 Director, and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Together we work as a team to build a strong and vibrant campus community and culture.


Kathryn Keyes

Director of Housing and Residential Services
Undergraduate Institution: Western New England University
Graduate School: University of Rhode Island

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John Piga

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Undergraduate Institution: University of Connecticut
Graduate School: Boston College

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Justin Woodard

Associate Director of Residence Education & Training
Undergraduate Institution: Southern New Hampshire University
Graduate School: Miami University

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Sabrina Cruz

Assistant Director of the First-Year Area
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY New Paltz
Graduate School: University at Buffalo

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Jeff Funk

Assistant Director of Housing Operations
Undergraduate Institution: Muhlenberg College
Graduate School: Penn State University

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Residence Directors (RD's)
RD's are professional staff members who oversee a building or multiple buildings.  RD's supervise teams of RA's, work to resolve various issues which impact the lives of residents (e.g., roommate conflicts, facilities issues), service as a conduct hearing officers for violations of the student code of conduct, and serve in an on-call crisis response rotation for the entire campus community after hours and over the weekends

Anthony Tellez

Residence Director,
Collins, Rhodes, Boylston A&B, and Stratton
Undergraduate Institution: Rutgers University
Graduate School: University of Connecticut, Storrs

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Katie Long

Residence Director
Fenway and Orchard South
Undergraduate Institution: Bucknell University
Graduate School: Boston College



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Tyler Sherman

Residence Director,
Slade Hall
Undergraduate Institution: State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo
Graduate School: Bowling Green State University

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Cassie Balzarini

Residence Director
Trees Complex
Undergraduate Institution: Dean College
Graduate School: University of Maine

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Jared Berman

Residence Director
Forest and Kresge
Undergraduate Institution: Curry College
Graduate School: Suffolk University

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Melissa Henriquez

Residence Director
Miller Hall
Undergraduate Institution: University at Albany
Graduate School: University at Albany

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Alex Matos

Residence Director
Copley North & Copley South, Orchard North, Cape, Castle, Falcones, & North Campus
Undergraduate Institution: Becker College
Graduate School: Purdue University Global

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Resident Assistants (RA's)
(RA's) are student staff members charged with getting to know YOU!  RA's deliver community engagement opportunities, serve in a duty rotation, and spend time monitoring the wellbeing of their residents.  At periodic points each month, your RA will reach out to you.  These touchpoints serve as a way for your RA to get to know you better, develop rapport, and ensure you are doing okay.  One question to ask yourself at this point in the year – “have you met your RA yet?”  If you haven’t, please reach out to connect and don’t be surprised when they do the same!

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CoCCo Hall Staff

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Trees Complex Hall Staff

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FalcoNo Hall Staff


Fenway/Orchard South Hall Staff

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RhoBhoCoStr Hall Staff

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Slade Hall Staff


Miller Hall Staff


Forest & Kresge Hall Staff