Douglas Schiazza

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Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life

Paresky Center Rm 219
At Williams since 2003

Normal Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Direct Reports:

  • Mike Bodnarik (Associate Director)
  • Patty Leahey-Hays (Assistant Director for Residential Life & Housing)
  • Maddy Polidoro (Assistant Director for Residential Life & Housing)
  • Ivy Rodriguez (Financial & Administrative Coordinator)

Supervisor: Marlene Sandstrom (Dean of the College)


B.A. Hope College, Psychology (1993)
M.Ed. Geneva College (1997)

Areas of Expertise

As Senior Associate Dean & department head, Doug has overall responsibility for the mission, vision, and direction of the Office of Campus Life and its portfolio of roles and responsibilities. He is responsible for OCL staff professional development; staff/programmatic/service assessment & evaluation; and OCL budget management, oversight, and delegation.

Doug serves on the Upperclass Residential Life Advisory Committee (URLAC) and all residence hall building/renovation committees.

Doug is a key consultant/advisor to the Dean of the College on issues that impact and that are impacted by OCL and student life.

Scholarship/Creative Work

Prior to joining Williams in 2003, Doug worked at Union College (New York) as Director of Residence Life, at Kenyon College (Ohio) as Area Coordinator for Upperclass Students, at Hope College (Michigan) as a Residential Life Coordinator & Residence Hall Director, and at The Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus, as a Residential Life Coordinator, Student Activities Graduate Assistant, and Campus Minister.

A little more about Doug…

Doug is originally from northern lower Michigan, and grew up on a small family-owned dairy farm. Doug was a First-Gen student many years ago at Hope College.

Doug and his husband, Michael, live nearby at Netherwood, a 7-acre historic property located near Windsor Lake in North Adams, and run a small inn there as well. Doug & Michael are both into American history, enjoy local day trips (Manchester, VT is a favorite), and like to vacation in Maine (in the summer) and Florida (in the winter). Their pugs, Hamilton & Holland, provide good company.