Meet our Team

Office of the Dean of Students
All residence programming, admissions and operations are overseen by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Duane Rendle
Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is a member of SMC’s senior management team and is responsible for allocating the residence budget, developing educational programming, hiring and managing the Dean’s Office staff, and liaising with various departments to ensure the quality of the residence experience is maintained.

 Katie Forjoe
Assistant Dean, Residence Life

The Assistant Dean, Residence Life delivers residence life programming to students, manages and trains the Don Team, responds to crisis situations and disciplinary issues, and provides guidance and support to individual residents and the Residence Councils.

Jennifer DuRoss
Assistant Dean, Administration and Operations

The Assistant Dean, Administration and Operations oversees all aspects of residence admissions, operation, and administration. The ADAO manages the department’s finance portfolio and a variety of short-term and long-term projects.

Emma Oliver
Assistant Dean, Campus Life

The Assistant Dean, Campus Life oversees all student groups on campus, including St. Michaels College Student Union, SMCSU, SMC Troubadours, and other student organizations. The ADCL also organizes all Orientation Week activities and commuter programming.

Karina Stellato
Campus Life Coordinator

The Campus Life Coordinator supports the ADCL and all student groups on campus, with a special focus on the Mentorship and Commuter Don programs. The CLC also organizes all CCR accreditation for the college.

Residence Operations Coordinator

The Residence Operations Coordinator oversees the day-to-day administration of the Residence Office including communicating with prospective students, processing admissions and withdrawals, managing the campus tour program, and responding to student concerns.

Residence Life Intern

The Residence Life Intern (RLI) works alongside the Assistant Dean, Residence Life to provide support to the St. Michael’s College Residence Council, the Residence Dons, and the food service committee.

Residence Dons

Our Dons are all upper-year students who live in the dorms and provide guidance and support to the students in their respective ‘houses’.  Dons are responsible for orienting new students to campus, providing resource referrals, creating opportunities for residents to socialize, and ensuring the rules of residence are respected.

You will find contact information for the SMC Residence staff here.