of Student Involvement & Leadership and Campus Recreation
Michael Jaromin joined the University in 1989 and has served in many roles in Student Success since that time. A dedicated Student Success professional, he was appointed the Director of Student Involvement & Leadership in 1999 and truly enjoys working with all of the diverse student leaders on campus. Mr. Jaromin has been trained by Project Adventure, Inc. and designed and presented many original workshops for student leaders. He is dedicated to enhancing the extra-curricular program for students through quality advisement, services, programs, and leadership development opportunities and has made it the mission of the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership to try and get as many students as possible involved in the life of the campus.
Mr. Jaromin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his Master of Arts degree from the University at Albany.
A proud University at Albany alum, Jennifer joined the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership in 1998. She coordinates a variety of campus events, including the Welcome Candlelighting Ceremony for new students and the Torch Night ceremony for graduating seniors. Jennifer serves as the University liaison to our political and faith-based student organizations, advisor to the Interfaith Council, and supervisor for the Student Involvement event support staff. Responsible for the University’s voter registration effort, she enjoys the opportunity to work with student groups and departments to encourage student participation in the election process. As a member of the Student Success Spirit Committee, Jennifer is committed to creating and enhancing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to interact in projects and events that increase UAlbany pride.
Beth joined Student Involvement & Leadership in the fall of 2003 after serving as an Assistant Director of Career Services since the fall of 1999; she has also spent summers as Assistant Director to the Orientation program. In her current role, Beth oversees leadership development initiatives and provides support to UAlbany student organizations. She is also the Faculty Advisor to Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service.
Beth has been recognized with the Student Association Outstanding Administrator Award (2007), Student Association Mentor Award (2006), and the Presidential Honors Society Sung Bok Kim Award (2004). In addition, in 2008, she was honored as a Distinguished Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Since January 2005, she has served as Faculty Secretary to the UAlbany Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and is the recipient of The Eldridge W. Roark, Jr. Meritorious Service Award and the Robert L. Morlan Outstanding Faculty Secretary Award. Beth earned her bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia and her master's degreee from the University of Hartford. Prior to joining the UAlbany family, she worked at the University of Connecticut and University of Hartford in counseling and health education capacities. Outside of the office, Beth is an avid kayaker and downhill skiier.
Pamela Malatesta is responsible for the oversight of campus programming, including UAlbany’s Danes After Dark late-night programming initiative, serves as the University advisor to the Student Association Senate and Programming Department, and coordinates the office's marketing and outreach. A member of the Student Success Assessment Council, Pamela assists the Director in the overall assessment of office initiatives, goals, and programs. Pamela came to the University in 2006 in the Office of the Vice President for Student Success after receiving her bachelor of arts in English literature from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She joined the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership in 2007 and in 2008 completed her master of arts degree in education administration and policy study at the University at Albany. Pamela holds memberships in Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
Christina Crosley oversees each recognized fraternity, sorority, and social fellowship and provides leadership and guidance to each of those organizations. Christina also coordinates the Volunteer UAlbany community service initiative, oversees campus voter registration and outreach initiatives, provides support to recognized student organizations, and assists with the office’s leadership initiatives. Christina came to the University in 2008 as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership. She received her bachelor of arts in mass communications (public relations) from the University of South Carolina and her master of arts in Africana studies from the University at Albany.
Mary began her career at The University at Albany in 1982 working for the Office of Disabled Student Services and International Student Services. She has become a staple at The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership for almost 15 years providing support to all professional staff, as well as students in the office. Mary has provided invaluable service assisting major campus events such as Fountain Day, Danes After Dark, and the President’s Award for Leadership and Spellman Awards Program. In addition, she supervises and trains all Federal Work Study students.
When a student visits the office for the first time, she is usually the go-to person - knowledgeable in current activities sponsored by the office and throughout campus. Prior to coming to the University she worked for the Department of Labor.
“It is always great meeting new people, so stop by and visit and say hello.”
Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Assistant
Deneé is here to assist not only fraternity and sororities here on campus, but any undergraduate student searching for information. Deneé completed her undergraduate education here at the University at Albany and will continue on to receive her masters in Africana studies. Deneé has been working with the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership since August of 2009. As an undergraduate student, Deneé took advantage of all the activities that the University has to offer. She was a leader of several organizations such as Pan Caribbean Association and Project SHAPE. Deneé enjoys being involved on campus and is here to answer any questions you may have.
Joseph Erman is the Graduate Assistant in charge of running UAlbany’s Danes After Dark program for the department of Student Involvement and Leadership. He graduated from the University at Albany’s undergraduate program in 2012, whereupon he received his Bachelor of Arts in both History and Anthropology. In 2012 he began working for the department of Student Involvement after three years of working for the Department of Residential Life as a Student Assistant. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in European History from the University at Albany.
Emily is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh where she received her bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology. During her time at SUNY Plattsburgh, she was actively involved in a local sorority and served on the Inter-Sorority Association. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at UAlbany in educational administration and policy studies. She is here to help with room reservations and event planning so feel free to come and talk with her about your organization’s next event!
As a graduate assistant for the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership, Alicia works as an evening event staff supervisor. She is responsible for serving as a primary supervisor for student event staff. She is here to ensure the safety and security of students as well as provide management for student organization events. Alicia is currently pursuing a masters of social work here at UAlbany.
"I am excited to be here, and I am looking forward to helping students get the most out of their college experience."
IT Coordinator, Student Success
Adam is here to assist all employees of Student Involvement & Leadership with their technological needs. He has experience in the information technology field from his internships at the NY Mets and Applied Visions, Inc. He is currently a senior here at UAlbany as an Information Science major, with a Business Administration minor. Adam manages websites for the entire Student Success Division including Student Involvement & Leadership, and ODK. This is Adam's fourth year with the Student Involvement & Leadership team.
Lauren is a senior theatre major with a focus in Stage Management and Production Management. Active in the Theatre Department, she is currently the Assistant Production Manager and has served as the Production Stage Manager for many departmental productions. She is also a Purple & Gold Student Ambassador for the University. In her third year with OSI, Lauren is now the Information Desk Manager and Leadership Coordinator. As Leadership Coordinator, she is involved in developing leadership training programs and workshops for all students including the Emerging Student Leaders Program. Lost on campus? Need a phone number? Just plain confused? Stop by the Information Desk and we will help you!
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Secretary, Multicultural Student Success
Marcy has been serving the Office of Multicultural Student Success as well as Student Involvement & Leadership for 2 years. She provides support to many campus events including Fountain Day, Danes After Dark, and the President’s and Spellman Awards Program. She has become an invaluable member of our team.
D. Ekow King
Director, Multicultural Student Success
D. Ekow King is a graduate of the University at Albany (BA ’90, MA ’95) Master of Arts Program in Africana Studies. He has served as a Residence Hall Director, Area Coordinator and Assistant Director for the Department of Residential Life at the University at Albany. An African Storyteller and Motivational Speaker, Mr. King has performed throughout NY State in that capacity. He is a senior trainer for the National Coalition Building Institute, International (N.C.B.I.) a Washington, DC based organization which conducts leadership training throughout the world. He is a member of Men for Relationship Education and Change, (Men REACH) a group of university faculty and staff who conduct workshops on sexual harassment, assault and date rape on college campuses. Mr. King is also an adjunct professor in the Liberal Arts and Science Dept. at SUNY Cobleskill, where he teaches Introduction to African Studies. He is currently the Director of Multicultural Student Success at the University at Albany.