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  • Christy Chatfield

    SVP, Student Life

    Christy Chatfield

    SVP, Student Life

    Ms. Christy Chatfield is the Senior Vice President of Student Life and has been with EHS since 2004 when she joined to organize the Student Life department. She provides leadership and vision in the design and the administering of a comprehensive range of programs and services related to campus programming and planning. She assists in creating a culture that promotes academic achievement, oversees security and crisis response, advocates on behalf of the students, and fosters collaborative relationships amongst students, staff, and clients. ​Previously Ms. Chatfield served as the Dean of Students at Marymount Manhattan College, after having served as the Director of Residence Life. Ms. Chatfield is a graduate of New York University with a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education and Widener University with Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Social Work.

  • Yolanda Cruz

    Associate VP for Student Life

    Yolanda Cruz

    Associate VP for Student Life

    Yolanda Cruz is in charge of all buildings and around 5,000+ residents. Yolanda is a native of Houston Texas, she received a BS in Psychology from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and she has been with Educational Housing Services since May of 2006. Previously, she was the Residence Director at the St. George/Clark residences for two years, and the Residence Director at the 1760 Third Avenue Residence. Yolanda also does a lot of 'behind the scenes' work that is vital to EHS. Before joining EHS Yolanda was a Residence Director at Marymount Manhattan College, as well as a Residence Manager at Boston University.

  • Fred Neglia

    Director of Public Safety

    Fred Neglia

    Director of Public Safety

    Fredrick Neglia is EHS' Director of Public Safety with more than thirty years of Life Safety and Law Enforcement experience, which included over twenty years with the New York City Police Department as a Patrol Officer/Homicide Detective Investigator and more than ten years at Nassau Community College. While there, he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief/Director of Public Safety. Fred has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Nassau Community College Leadership Award (2011), United States Congressional Award (2001), Nassau County Executive Award (2001), U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency-Excellent Service Award (1996), as well as numerous NYPD awards. Fred holds degrees from SUNY-Empire State College and the New York City Police Academy. His goal is to provide a safe, secure and worry free environment for both the EHS residents and their guests. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering, and is an active supporter of St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Autism Speaks.

  • Robert Haynes

    Director of Operations

    Robert Haynes

    Director of Operations

    Originally from Charleston, Arkansas, Robert joined EHS in the summer of 2012. A graduate from Arkansas Tech University, he earned both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Management and Marketing and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel. Prior to joining EHS, Robert served as a Resident Director at both Union College in Schenectady, NY and William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. In his spare time, he enjoys reading in Central Park, catching a show on Broadway, or hitting the tennis courts with friends.

  • Brian Harrington

    Coordinator of Student Life

    Brian Harrington

    Coordinator of Student Life

    Brian graduated from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Psychology. He joined EHS at the end of 2009 as an Administrative Assistant for the Student Life department and provided support to the St. George Residence, assisting the residents of the buildings alongside the RAs and ADs with any issues or questions they may have. He also provided administrative/creative support to the corporate, Leasing and Finance offices. Outside of EHS he enjoys playing music in wedding and community orchestras, antigravity yoga, and is recently new into traveling.

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