Residence Hall Staff

Shawna Mott
Assistant Director of Residence Life

Residence Hall: Mohawk

Graduate: Master of Science, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University at Albany

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, SUNY Oneonta

Hometown: Oneonta, New York

Shawna is the Assistant Director of Residence Life and oversees Mohawk Hall. Before her time at Morrisville State College, Shawna worked in Residence Life at SUNY Oneonta. Shawna enjoys working closely with the College’s students and staff, and she considers the best part of her job to be helping students achieve success in all aspect of their collegiate lives. Shawna believes that building a positive report with students is the key to having a successful experience. Shawna will encourage you to get involved and meet new people because the college experience goes by quickly. Shawna believes it is important for students to reflect on their experiences and leave the College knowing they made a positive change in their lives.

When Shawna is out of the office, she enjoys playing volleyball and traveling.

Albert Maya
Residence Hall Director

Residence Hall: Onondaga

Graduate: Master of Arts, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology with a minor in Critical Sexualities Studies, Rutgers University and Associate of Liberal Arts, Gloucester County Community College

Hometown: Swedesboro, New Jersey

Albert is a third-year Residence Hall Director who has found the faculty, staff, and students at Morrisville to be dynamic and supportive. He enjoys working alongside students and getting to know them, in order to better help and improve their undergraduate experiences and lives. The undergraduate experience is one of the most important times in one’s life, and Albert endeavors to make his students’ experiences as intentional and phenomenal as possible!

Albert enjoys gaming, including video, tabletop, and board games; as well as watching Netflix, YouTube, & Twitch; reading novels; cooking and caring for his house plants.

Megan Sanzo
Residence Hall Director

Residence Halls: West & South

Graduate: Master of Science in Higher Education Administration, Warner School at the University of Rochester

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Cazenovia College

Hometown: Wynantskill, New York

Megan is a first-year Residence Hall Director at the College, and she is excited to being a new chapter in her professional career. Megan has a passion for helping first-generation and first-year students navigate their collegiate experiences. She has been working in higher education in multiple capacities over the past eight years and is looking forward to working with the students, faculty, and staff at the College.

In her spare time, Megan enjoys crafting, attending theater and sporting events, watching Netflix, reading, and traveling.

Ashley Starbuck
Residence Hall Director

Residence Halls: Cayuga & East

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, International Studies and Political Science, SUNY Oneonta and Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts and Social Science, SUNY Cobleskill

Hometown: Unadilla, New York

Ashley is a second-year Residence Hall Director at the College. Her favorite part of working at Morrisville are the positive interactions with students, faculty, and staff. Her goal is to assist and facilitate student development and enhance their collegiate experience to make it the best it can be.

When not at work, Ashley enjoys watching movies, traveling, being involved in politics, camping, hiking, kayaking, learning new things, and spending time with her cats, Alastor and Sirius.

Paul Bliss
Residence Hall Director

Residence Halls: Oneida & Fountain View

Graduate: Master of Arts, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master of Arts, Communications Studies: Marketing Communications, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies: Public Relations, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania

Paul is a second-year Residence Hall Director at the College. Additionally, Paul taught the First Year Experience course and worked closely with new student orientation. Before joining the residence life team, Paul worked for two years in residence life and international education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Paul also raised over one-million dollars in multiple professional roles for Hartwick College. Paul’s continued enthusiasm for working with and developing college students motivated his transition to student affairs.

When Paul is not at work, he enjoys cooking, gaming, and spending time with his wife and adorable cat.