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Alfred University's new associate Residence Life director tapped for leadership role for state student personnel group
6/16/14

Victoria Gebel is the new associate director of Residence Life at Alfred University (AU). She has also been recently elected an at-large member of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS).

Gebel arrives at AU from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo where she was an area coordinator for two residence halls and supervised a hall director and 10 resident assistants. She “brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and positive, inspirational leadership to the Office of Residence Life,” said Brenda L. Porter, director. “I’m thrilled to be able to work with such an accomplished, well-rounded professional.”

“I’m looking forward to having Vicky join our residence life staff.  She brings a wealth of experience with her, and her colleagues at Geneseo have assured me that we’re getting a superstar,” said Kathy Woughter, vice president for Student Affairs. 

Woughter continued: “As the NASPA Region II director-elect, I am obviously a proponent of giving back to the profession by getting involved. I am so pleased that Vicky is equally committed to professional development. As a member-at-large and conference chair for CSPA, she will not only have an amazing learning experience but she’ll bring back the newest knowledge and research to help us improve the residential experience for our students.”

The associate director is one of four management positions in AU’s Residence Life Office. The associate coordinates the opening and closing of residence halls as well as off-contract use of the halls; coordinates all aspects of residence hall facilities; compiles departmental reports addressing residence hall usage, occupancy, and demographic data; markets and facilitates the room assignment process; oversees the non-emergency medical transport system; co-supervises resident directors; supervises special interest house liaisons; coordinates fire safety inspections; participates in the University’s Emergency Response Team as an incident coordinator; and serves as an administrative hearing officer and member of the University Judicial Board.

Gebel earned a bachelor science degree in education (elementary education with special education) with a concentration in history and a master of science degree in literacy, both at SUNY Geneseo.

In addition to being a member CSPA-NYS, Gebel is the organization’s registration chairman for its annual conference in October and has been on the group’s conference planning team since 2011. She is also a member of the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers and the International Reading Association.