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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 37 student organizations, student government, Orientation, Commencement, 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 partner David (Class of 2004), two daughters Avery and Adelyn, and son Hudson.

Sarah Houck, M.S.

Sarah Houck, M.S.

Coordinator, Student Involvement and Leadership

Sarah joined the Student Affairs team at ESF in August 2017. She assists Laura with many projects including advisement of student organizations, undergraduate student association, campus wide events, community service, and leadership programs. Sarah loves seeing how ESF students are actively engaged and committed to being a part of something bigger.

Before joining ESF, Sarah received a B.A. in Human Development from SUNY Oswego and then a M.S. in Higher Postsecondary Education from Syracuse University. Sarah is committed to helping students based on their unique needs and values a holistic approach to student development.

Sarah resides in North Syracuse, NY with her husband Andy who works in Computing and Network Services at ESF and dogs Barley and Maizy. In her off time she likes to spend time with her family camping, boating or hiking.

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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
ldcranda@esf.edu