Lions Gate is led by four full-time professional staff members.
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.
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.
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.
In addition, two residence life coordinators (RLCs), full-time, master's degree-level professionals, live and work within the residence hall. They are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the residence life program, including supervising the resident assistant (RA) staff, providing after-hours support, and creating and implementing community development plans.