The Office of Student Leadership & Community Development staff is composed of professional staff members committed to developing student leaders and serving the Fordham University community.
Alanna Nolan | Assistant Dean for Student Leadership and Community Development
McGinley Center, Room 207
Alanna joined the Division of Student Affairs at Fordham University in August 2010. She served as Director of Student Activities and Commuter Affairs at Manhattanville College prior to her arrival at the Rose Hill Campus in the position of Assistant Dean for Student Leadership and Community Development. Alanna earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Education at Manhattanville College. In her past, she managed programs and activities including Manhattanville’s orientation and commencement programs, advised student government, developed leadership training and workshops, co-chaired the new college president's inauguration committee, oversaw family reunion weekend and served on the Middle State's Reaccreditation Committee. She is a dedicated Student Development professional leading the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development in strategic areas such as New Student Orientation, First Year Formation Symposium, commuter services, student organization and government advising, leadership training and transition programs, space reservations, campus center operations as well as large and small-scale student activities and events. Alanna’s passion is to provide opportunities to enhance student growth, engagement and development. She hopes to further the immersion of students in the mission, values and the philosophy of Fordham University. Alanna is a native of Woodlawn in the Bronx.
Jennifer Lackie | Director for the Transition Year Experience
McGinley Center, Room 217
Jennifer Lackie serves as the Director for the Transition Year Experience in the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development. In this role, Jennifer will be working with various transition programs including New Student Orientation and First Year Formation. Originally from Middleton MA, she studied International Relations and French at Seton Hall University. Jennifer received a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and worked in both student activities and in assessment prior to beginning at Fordham University.
Shannon Driscoll | Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Programing
McGinley Center, Room 211
Shannon Driscoll joined the Office of Student Leadership & Community Development team in September of 2013. As the Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Programming, Shannon works with all of the clubs and organizations on campus. In addition, she co-advises the Budget Committee, Campus Activities Board and the Operations Committee. Shannon is passionate about providing opportunities for students to learn and grow through the Jesuit model of developing students as whole individuals. Originally from Northampton, MA, she attended College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. After graduating from Holy Cross, she worked at Sacred Heart University as the Graduate Assistant for Student Activities in Fairfield, CT, while completing her Master’s degree.
Sarah Horrax | Assistant Director of Leadership and Commuter Student Services
McGinley Center, Room 213
Sarah Horrax joined the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development team in June of 2014. She is currently responsible for leadership programs such as Fordham University Emerging Leaders in addition to Commuter Student Services. It is her passion to build caring communities and foster growth through experiential learning opportunities. She previously worked at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in Student Activities and Leadership Development as well as Student Center Operations. Sarah obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling with a specialization in Student Development in Higher Education from CCSU.
Cody Arcuri | Assistant Director for Campus Center Operations
McGinley Center, Room 209
Cody Arcuri joined the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development in July of 2012. Prior to working at Fordham University, Cody was a Graduate Intern at Western Connecticut State University. In his role at Fordham, Cody is responsible for managing the Campus Center Operations Team, to ensure that all guest (students, faculty, staff and external guests) needs are met. Cody is also responsible for the management of the Campus Center budget and for ensuring that the buildings are maintained to the highest standard.
Sylvia Heichel | Office Manager
McGinley Center, Room 204
Sylvia is responsible for the smooth operation of the Office of Student Leadership & Community Development. She makes sure the members of the Fordham community and visitors are assisted with any questions or concerns they may have regarding student affairs. Sylvia is responsible for overseeing the student workers, approving flyers and maintaining various office & building key inventories. She is also responsible for the petty cash, cash advance and movie / Metro card budgets.
Carol McNamara | Reservation Coordinator
McGinley Center, Room 204
Carol's job is to reserve space and aid in the planning of all non-academic events on campus. She assists in the development of events including choosing the appropriate space. Carol provides tables and audio visual equipment for events taking place in the McGinley Center, requests security for events and makes sure each location is set up and ready prior to the start of each event.
Jen Maurer | Graduate Intern for the Transition Year Experience
McGinley Center, Room 222
Connie Cacace | Senior Building Manager
McGinley Center, Room 204
As the Senior Building Manager, Connie monitors the use of the McGinley Center facilities and provides customer service to facility's users during evenings and weekends. She also supervises the Student Building Manager Program, providing guidance and support to the student managers while ensuring continuous administrative presence from OSLCD office during all hours of operation.