Meet the Staff

Laura Crandall, M.S.

Director, Student Involvement and Leadership

Laura has been a member of the staff of Student Affairs at ESF since February of 2011 but received her bachelor's degree from ESF in 2005. Laura oversees all of student events on campus including the 30 student organizations, student government, major campus events, and leadership programming on campus. Laura is involved in many different committees at ESF but the favorite part of her job is working with the students.

Prior to joining ESF, Laura received her Master of Science degree in Higher Education at Syracuse University. During that time until 2011, Laura worked in a number of offices at Syracuse University including the Housing and Meal Plan Office, Off-Campus Services, and Orientation.

Laura is from Buffalo, NY but has lived in Syracuse since 2001. She resides in Liverpool with her spouse David (Class of 2004) and two daughters Avery and Adelyn.

Emily Gleason

Program Coordinator, Student Involvement and Leadership

Beginning in August 2014, Emily will join the Student Affairs staff at ESF and work directly with both students and administrators to provide assistance with various events and activities taking place on campus. She is eager to begin coordinating programs such as the Emerging Leaders Workshop Series and organizing the Transfer Student Mentor Program. She will also be working with our staff in developing major campus events including the New Student Orientation as well as actively advising the Student Activities Programming Board.

Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dickinson College. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Higher Education at Syracuse University. Previously she has worked in the Dean of Students Office at Dickinson, along with the office of Campus Life as both a Resident Advisor and a Student Program Coordinator. Emily is anxious to join the staff at ESF and is eager to meet and work directly with the students to help create memorable and exciting events on campus.

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Office Hours

  • Academic Year
    Monday- Friday 8am - 4:30pm
  • Summer
    Monday-Thursday 8am -4pm
    Friday 8am - Noon

Laura D. Crandall, MS
Director of Student Involvement & Leadership
110 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY  13210
(315) 470-6658


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