Rebecca Snyder Halligan
Assistant Director of Student Life
Responsibilities: Serves as one of the coordinators of New Student Orientation and assists with several major campus events including Family Day, Pancake Madness, the Student Awards Ceremony, Senior Days and Commencement. Also serves as the OSL representative on the START committee.
Rebecca is a born and raised Vermonter. She received her BA in psychology and music (vocal performance) at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Penn., and her MEd in higher education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her professional interests include student learning and development, student life, and women in higher education. When she is not planning events, she enjoys singing, cooking, traveling, spending time with her husband, and playing with her two cats!
Assistant Director of Community Partnerships
Responsibilities: Serves as the primary PSGA advisor, coordinates commuter services, and serves as the OSL representative on the Admissions Open House committee.
Melissa received her BA in psychology and MA in higher education administration from the University of Akron in Ohio. As a commuter student throughout college, Melissa is passionate about improving commuter services at Purchase College. Her professional interests include service learning and student development. When she's not working with students, she enjoys playing softball, volleyball, swimming, hiking, and reading.