- Living/Learning Center Staff oversee operation of programs and non-residential spaces in the Living/Learning Center including classrooms, meeting rooms, the computer lab, mailroom, gallery, photo co-op and pottery studio.
- Residential Life Staff oversee all residential matters, including administration of all housing policies and procedures, room changes, maintenance, counseling and judicial matters.
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The Director's Office, 205 Commons near the Main Desk, is where the staff responsible for all Living/Learning programs work. Phone: 656-4200. The Center's general e-mail address is: Living.Learning@uvm.edu
Residential Life Staff:
John Sama John is the Director of the Living/Learning Center and Residential Learning Communities. He reports to the Associate Provost for Curricular Affairs and works closely with faculty and students in developing the Center's programs. John has a long history at L/L, starting in 1980 when he was a member of the Emergency Medicine Program during his first year at UVM. He became a student director of the E-Med Program during his sophomore and junior years. He also served as an RA in L/L during his senior year. John started his working career at L/L as Program Coordinator in 1984, and was appointed Director in 2004. Starting in 2005 John was also charged with developing the Residential Learning Communities at UVM. He presently is responsible for oversight of the Arts Initiative, Global Village, GreenHouse, and Health & Wellness. John also serves as the liaison with the Department of Residential Life and many other departments, schools and colleges, and serves on a variety of institutional committees and task forces. He can be reached at 656-4200, John.Sama@uvm.edu
Windy Paz-Amor is the Assistant Director of the Living/Learning Center. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Living/Learning programs. She supervises and advises student program directors and oversees the recruitment and selection of next year's programs. Please consult with Winnie should you have any questions concerning your program or if you are interested in beginning your own Living/Learning program next academic year. UVM has been like home for Windy since 1997 when she began her undergraduate studies. Her first year living at UVM was in Living/Learning! Prior to working at Living/Learning she worked at UVM's Women's Center as the Coordinator of Advocacy and Violence Prevention Services. She loves to travel and has lived in Africa, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba and has visited Mexico. She is a born and raised New Yorker but says nothing feels more like home than Vermont. You may contact Winnie at 656-4200, Windy.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu
Joan Watson directs the Pottery Studio and co-directs the L/L Gallery. The Pottery Studio presents an opportunity to work with clay in an informal atmosphere. It operates as a co-op and is open to all UVM students, faculty and staff, as well as to Burlington area residents. Members have the option of taking classes, working on individual projects, or both. The Gallery, located just off the Fireplace Lounge in Commons, invites exhibitors from inside and outside the University to exhibit here in shows of three or four weeks' duration. Each new show begins with an opening reception, to which all are invited. If you have exhibit ideas, please contact Joan, 656-4150, Joan.Watson@uvm.edu
Ann Barlow is the Photo Co-op Coordinator and Co-Director for the L/L Gallery. During the 2007-2008 academic year, Ann will be leading the Arts Initiative in Living/Learning. The Photo Co-op is a complete facility whose financial and operational responsibilities are shared by all of its members. There are four fully-equipped darkrooms. Beginner's classes are offered, as well as advanced workshops on specific topics. Co-op memberships for students are available for $80.00 per semester for UVM affiliates, $190 per semester for non-affiliates. For further information, contact Ann at 656-4149, Ann.Barlow@uvm.edu.
Sarah Reid is the Program Coordinator for the Global Village Residential Learning Community. She provides administrative and programming support for the Global Village Residential Learning Community and for other Residential Learning Communities at UVM. Sarah can be reached at 656-4200, Sarah.Reid@uvm.edu . Sarah is currently teaching abroad for a year, but will be back next academic year!
Carin Hoffman is the Program Coordinator for the Global Village Residential Learning Community. She works with students and faculty to put on cultural and community building events, including administrative and programming support for the Global Village and the Dewey House Residential Learning Communities at UVM. She can be reached by calling 802-656-4200 or by emailing Carin.Hoffman@uvm.edu.
Erin-Kate Esobar is the Living and Learning Graduate Assistant. She will is a part of the L/L support system. She will directly advise Program Directors, coordinate leadership seminars, and organize large-scale programs in L/L—like the awesome Rhythm & Brews Coffeehouse and Empty Bowls. She is a first year Graduate Student studying Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA). She recently moved to Vermont from San Francisco California. California is where she was born and raised but she has traveled through the Middle East, Central America and across the U.S.A. She loves to cook, drink tea, pet animals, create art and go on fun outdoor adventures. You may Contact Erin-Kate at 656-0536 or email@example.com
Joan Allaire is an administrative assistant in the Living and Learning Director's Office. Joan handles funding request for L/L programs, ordering supplies for programs, and does general office tasks! Joan loves gardening and and bringing plants to brighten up the Director's Office, volunteering for Hospice, a large Phish fan, and a native Vermonter! You can contact Joan at 656-0533 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carrie Wicks is the Residence Director, a full-time staff member of the Department of Residential Life, responsible for creating a safe and secure environment in the Living/ Learning Center. Carrie coordinates educational and social programming for students, counsels and advises students, and serves as a resource to the broader University community. Carrie articulates policies and procedures. The Residence Direcor supervises the Assistant Residence Director and Resident Advisors. Carrie's office is in the L/L Director's Office, 656-7942. (You can leave messages for Carrie at the Main Desk.). You can also contact Carrie by email at email@example.com.
Kyrena Wright is the Assistant Residence Director, a full-time graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program. Kyrena works with the Residence Director to create and maintain a safe environment for students within Living/Learning. Kyrena advises the L/L Hall Council also supervises the Center's Resident Advisors and works with them to help foster a sense of strong community and engagement among residents. Kyrena's office in near the Fireplace Lounge, 656-6261, and you can contact Kyrena at Kyrena.Wright@uvm.edu.
Barb Kleh is our Office Manager. Barb formerly worked at UVM's School of Business Administration for six years. Barb is a good resource for any questions you may have and can assist with keys, maintenance problems, room scheduling requests and many other items that may be of interest to you. She also supervises the room change process and damage and facility maintenance. Phone: 656-4211, Barbara.Kleh@uvm.edu.
Resident Advisors. In addition to the professional staff noted above, there are 15 resident advisors (RAs) assigned to the Living/Learning Center. An RA is assigned to live in each of the Center's 15 columns. RAs may be contacted through the Main Desk, 656-4211.
- A-Building, low column, room A-222
- A-Building, middle column, room A-335
- A-Building, high column, room A-377
- B-Building, low column, room B-222
- B-Building, middle column, room B-252
- B-Building, high column, room B-377
- C-Building, low column, room C-221
- C-Building, middle column, room C-352
- C-Building, high column, room C-381
- D-Building, low column, room D-202
- D-Building, middle column, room D-346
- D-Building, high column, room D-276
- E-Building, low column, room E-322
- E-Building, middle column, room E-332
- E-Building, high column, room E-281
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