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Meet the Staff

Professional staff members from across campus, as well as graduate and undergraduate students work hard to make sure the Center for Student Success is a place you can come to get the help you want and answers you need. You can stop by our office any time to receive assistance, have a quiet place to study, or even just to say hello.


Meet the Staff


Student Assistants in the Center for Student Success and First Year Resources

We have a number of students who are here throughout the workday to do both the necessary jobs around the office, and to visit with and help students when they come in. Every year, we try to hire a new student staff member to join us, so let us know if you are interested!



Neil Banta

Hometown:  Rochester, NY

Major: Inclusive Adolescent Education

Activities: I enjoy walking my dog and reading books.

Plans After College: I hope to find a teaching position in the Rochester area.


Sarah Heisman

Hometown:  Fairport, NY

Major: Higher Education Student Affairs Administration Masters Program

Activities: I enjoy podcasts and live music.

Plans After College: I hope to work with students in a higher education setting.


Kristen Swift

Hometown:  Clifton Park, NY

Major: Creative Arts Therapy/Music Therapy

Activities: I enjoy playing viola, reading, practicing photography, and skiing. 

Plans After College: I hope to teach music to students with special needs in the public schools or work with chronically ill children in a pediatric hospital.



Matthew Cornwell

Major: Higher Education / Student Affairs



Becca Paoni


Hometown: Herkimer, NY

Major: Music Therapy

Year: Senior

Activities: I am in Call4Backup and I am a member of LAMBDA.

Plans After College: I hope to move out of state and practice music therapy with teens.


Ruby Lananger


Hometown: Belmont, NY

Major: Social Work      Minor: Women & Gender Studies

Activities: INC Club, Community Service Floor in George Hall, working out

Plans After College: To become a substance abuse counselor, move to Georgia and raise a family.


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