Meet the Lions Gate Team

Lions Gate is led by Residence Life and Housing and Food Services professional staff members. 

Keshia Johnson

Keisha Johnson

Director of Residence Life and Community Standards

[email protected], 215-881-7880

Keisha joined Penn State Abington in 2016 and is responsible for the direction and oversight of the campus Residence Life Program and the Conduct Standards Office. In both areas, Keisha seeks to promote a culture that is conducive to learning – ensuring that she and her staff function as a resource for students, faculty, and staff – providing various forms of support, outreach, leadership opportunities, and other various high-impact experiences.


Jose Garcia Cintora

Assistant Director of Residence Life

[email protected] 267-633-3733

Jose supports and supervises the residence life coordinator in the daily operations of the Lions Gate and assists with the direction and oversight of the residence life program.  

Jose was a previous Residence Life Coordinator at the Penn State University Park campus and has had the ability to work in multiple housing areas and with diverse student populations. Jose is an immigrant from Mexico, was a first-generation student, and is passionate in supporting students through their personal and collegiate journeys. 



Venita McGuire

Residence Life Coordinator

[email protected], 267-633-3732

Venita works closely with the Senior Residence Life Coordinator assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Residence Life program – which includes co-supervision of student staff, reinforcing conduct expectations and the development of community within the building.

Prior to Penn State Abington, Venita was an Assistant Residence Life Coordinator with the Office of Residence Life and a graduate assistant with the Office of Student Engagement. Venita also spent several years working in private child care. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology from Towson University and completed her M.Ed. with a focus on higher education from our own Penn State University.


Meg Wescott

Administrative Support Assistant

[email protected], 267-633-3731

Meg provides primary administrative support for the Residence Life program. With a background in finance, human resources, and experience overseeing a summer internship program designed to support college students, Meg originally joined the Lions Gate team in Fall 2020 as the Quarantine & Isolation coordinator; and had direct responsibility for the support of residence hall students placed in quarantine and isolation. Meg is a graduate of Lehigh University – where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and Economics.

The assistant director of Residence Life and the residence life coordinator are full-time, masters degree level professionals who live and work within the residence hall. The assistant director of Residence Life is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the residence life program. The residence life coordinator is responsible for supervising the resident assistant staff and implementing community development plans. Both the assistant director and the residence life coordinator have on-call responsibilities to provide after-hours support.


Elizabeth Kearns

Elizabeth Kearns

Director of Housing and Food Services 

[email protected], 267-633-3735



Natalie McCrae

Natalie McCrae

Housing and Food Services Manager

[email protected], 267-633-3734