Sara Rothenberger
Sara Rothenberger

Assistant Dean for Residential Education and Living

Sara began her career in higher education in 1998 worked at several small colleges before coming to Connecticut College in 2012. She came to Connecticut College because she believes in its mission and values — most specifically its focus on equity and inclusion. Sara is responsible for overseeing the department and directly supervises the professional staff team. Sara has her bachelor's in psychology from Westminster College, a master's in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in human development with an emphasis in higher education administration. She lives on campus with her partner Jared and their dog Laynie.

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Marie Lalor

Associate Director of Residential Education and Living

Marie worked as student staff in residence life at Keene State College where she obtained her bachelor's in biology. After working at another college to support students with disabilities, Marie attended The College of William and Mary, where she worked in the Dean of Students Office while pursuing her master's of education in higher education administration. Marie joined the REAL team in 2009 as an area coordinator. Currently, as the associate director, Marie is responsible for the housing lottery, first-year student housing, room changes, break housing, specialty housing and accommodative housing. She also oversees student staff selection and training, Fresh Check Day, and the general operations of the REAL office. Marie lives on campus with her partner Adam, their two children Owen and Gavin, and their dog Brody.

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Caitlin Kay

Assistant Director - North Campus: Hamilton, Johnson, Lambdin, Morrisson, Park, Wright, Katharine Blunt, Larrabee, Smith/Burdick, Branford Houses

Caitlin Kay obtained her bachelor's degree in history with a focus in LGBT history in 2012 at Rhode Island College, where she was a resident assistant. In 2014 she earned her master's degree in higher education from Walden University and worked at the New Hampshire Institute of Art as a resident director. She currently attends Walden University working towards her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. In her time off, she loves to play with her cat Toulouse as well as making cosplay and work on jigsaw puzzles!

Meghan Thompson
Meg Thompson

Assistant Director - South Campus: Blackstone, Plant, Windham, Knowlton, Harkness, Jane Addams, Freeman; Winchester, River Ridge, 191, E/360, Abbey House and Lazrus House

Meg received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Women's Studies from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2009, and pursued her master's of education in counseling from Providence College in 2011. She’s worked in Residence Life for about 10 years and has loved every minute of it. Currently, Meg oversees South Campus and the Village. She also works with CC Curtiss in the Office of Student Wellness and Alcohol and Other Drug Education. She is certified in Mindfulness and MixxedFit Dance Fitness. In her down time, she can be seen around campus with her dog, Lucy!