Margaret Whelehan is a Resident Director at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, NY. This is her fourth year in the position and she loves the new exciting perspectives her students bring each semester. Margaret currently oversees two 140 person Residence Halls filled with a mixture of first and second year students. Prior to joining MCC she was a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Residence Life at Miami University in Oxford, OH. At Miami Margaret oversaw a building of 320 sophomores, juniors and seniors with two living learning communities and a population of D1 athletes.
Margaret received her BS from the State University of New York at Fredonia in Communications/ Public Relations with a minor in Philosophy and she received her MS in Student Affairs and Higher Education with a concentration in Student Development theory from Miami University.
Outside of her day job, Margaret serves with two very important organizations. Margaret serves on the Board of Directors of Camp Stella Maris, an overnight Christian summer camp that Margaret worked at for 7 summers and attended as a child for many years. She also serves as a member of the Planning committee for the College Student Personal Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS) annual conference. Margaret has been a part of this committee for three years and really enjoys planning professional development for others in the Higher Education field.
As a native of Rochester, NY, she loves to be outdoors, listen to music, spend time with her family, friends and Border Collie/Shepard mix Lola, and take frequent trips to Adirondack Park.