House Assistant Dean

The House Assistant Dean (HAD) serves on a team responsible for developing, optimizing, and implementing operational policies and procedures for the West Campus House System in cooperation with other units and departments that support the West Campus House System.  The HAD works in close partnership with the House Professor-Dean to realize the House mission.  The HAD works to advance the educational mission of the West Campus House System through effective partnerships with faculty, University departments, and community organizations, and s/he directs the multiple functions of one House within the West Campus House System.

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Amanda Carreiro
Assistant Dean
122 Becker House

As House Assistant Dean, Amanda hopes to facilitate a sense of belonging for each resident in Becker House. Her office is across from the House Office and she has an open door policy. Stop by any time with concerns, questions or if you're not sure who to ask or just need to talk. Amanda has been at the University since 1996 and usually can figure out who can help when problems arise.

Amanda is a local Ithacan who lived in Florida and California before the beauty of the Finger Lakes region lured her back to Ithaca and to Cornell. She is a Cornell alumna (Human Development) and completed her Master’s at UPenn in Applied Positive Psychology. Amanda has facilitated seminars on applied positive psychology and mindfulness mediation, and has coordinated various programs to support student well-being. Before coming to Becker House, Amanda spent ten years working with international graduate students at Cornell. And long before that, Amanda competed in a variety of Frisbee sports. She competed in the team sport, Ultimate Frisbee, for 23 years and coached the Cornell Women’s Ultimate team. She also competed in a variety of obscure solo Frisbee sports.  While retired from competition and coaching, she continues to enjoy Frisbee sports on a casual basis.  

Amanda has a son who is a sophomore at Union College and she lives in Becker with her two dogs, Alfie and Jasmine. Lately Amanda’s passion has been on home improvement projects. When not fixing up her home, she can be found playing Frisbee or Pickleball, going to the Farmers’ Market, traveling (when she can) and spending time with good friends and family.