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Meet the Staff

Laura Crandall, M.S.

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.

Colleen O'Connor

Colleen O'Conner

Program Coordinator, Student Involvement and Leadership

Colleen is excited to be joining the ESF Student Affairs team in August 2016. As a Program Coordinator, she will work one-on-one with students as well as administrators to implement campus events and activities. Colleen is especially delighted to begin working on the Emerging Leaders Workshop Series.

In May of 2016, Colleen graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Criminology. Currently she is pursuing a Masters of Science in Higher Education at Syracuse University. She worked as a Resident Assistant for three years at St. John Fisher College and co-moderated the Sustained Dialogue Workshop with the Vice President of Student Affairs. Working in Student Affairs is what Colleen loves to do and she is thrilled to be starting this new chapter with ESF.

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110 Bray Hall is the place to go for information and assistance

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