Erin Foster Zsiga
Erin Foster Zsiga is a Senior Associate Dean, responsible for the Office of Residence Life and Health Education and serves as the Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Counselor. Erin is the direct supervisor for the Residence Life Program and oversees training, retention, and selection of the Residence Life Staff.
Molly Newton, ’11
Molly Newton, a member of the Bates Class of 2011, serves as the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life and Health Education. She is responsible for the Residence Life Program, creating a health and wellness program, and coordinating the Green Dot bystander intervention initiative. Molly received a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and geology. After graduating, she worked as a residence director and office manager for student affairs at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She has also worked at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and at Lasell College, providing counseling and psychotherapy services to their populations. Molly completed her master’s in social work at Smith College in the summer of 2015.
Carrie Murphey, ’06
Carrie Murphey, a member of the Bates Class of 2006, serves as the Assistant Dean of Students for the First-Year Experience and Housing. She is responsible for programming for first-year students, including orientation and oversees all housing processes.
Carrie received a bachelor’s degree in American cultural studies from Bates. She taught middle school and worked in summer camp administration before returning to Bates from 2009 to 2011 as the Housing Coordinator and Residence Life Assistant. Carrie went on to earn a master’s degree in higher education administration and policy at Northwestern, and served as the Assistant Director of Class Programs in the University of Chicago’s College Programming Office before returning to Bates in 2015.
Jessie Williams is a live-in staff member for the Office of Residence Life and Health Education. As Coordinator of Housing and Residence Director, she is responsible for all aspects of the College’s housing processes: first-year housing, summer placement, winter break housing, winter placement, and room selection. As Residence Director Jessie also supports a staff of JAs and RCs.
Kelly Gorman is the Coordinator of Health Promotion and the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA). She is a live-in staff member for the Office of Residence Life and Health Education, and works with students, faculty, and staff to plan, implement, and evaluate various health and wellness programs and initiatives. As the SAVA, she serves as a confidential resource and advocate for students who have been affected by sexual violence. Prior to Bates, Kelly earned her Master’s in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and her BS in Psychology from William & Mary. Her ultimate goal is to support and empower students to succeed and thrive.
Eddie Szeman is a live-in staff member for the Office of Residence Life and Health Education, and works with members of the Bates community to create, implement, and evaluate health and wellness programs and initiatives. As Coordinator of Health Education, he also supports the functions of the Title IX Team by facilitating training opportunities related to campus resources and the sexual misconduct policy. Prior to Bates, Eddie worked in summer camp administration where he led accreditation, risk management, and crisis response efforts. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Winthrop University.
Brie Wilson, ’18
Brie Wilson, a member of the Bates Class of 2018, serves as the Post-Baccalaureate Civic Leadership Fellow through Americorps VISTA and Maine Campus Compact. She is a live-in staff member for the Office of Residence Life and Education, and is responsible for developing programming through the Harward Center to increase youth aspirations in the Lewiston/Auburn community. She also works with student leaders on campus to increase civic engagement in their student groups.
If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact any of us via email or by calling the Office of Residence Life and Health Education at (207) 786-6215.