Meet Our Staff

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Sheriah Dixon


Sheriah joined the Office of Community Standards (OCS) in June 2019. Before joining OCS, Sheriah served as an equal opportunity and Title IX Investigator in the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services at Syracuse University. Sheriah previously spent six years working at Onondaga Community College, first in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards and then as director of Residence Life and Student Conduct. She completed her Master of Social Work at Syracuse University while working as an assistant residence director in the Office of Student Living.

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Joshua Rich

Associate Director

Josh joined the Office of Community Standards in June of 2021.  In his role, Josh oversees the day-to-day operations of the office.  Prior to joining OCS, Josh served as the Director of Student Conduct at High Point University in North Carolina, and the Associate Director of Student Conduct and Title IX Investigator at St. John’s University in NYC, and as the Assistant to the Dean of Students for Student Conduct at SUNY Buffalo State College.  Josh received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Politics at SUNY Potsdam, and his Masters of Educational Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Policy at the University at Buffalo.

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Caitie Carroll

Student Conduct Investigator

Caitie joined the Office of Community Standards in June 2019. In her role, Caitie will look into alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct that warrant an investigation. During the investigation, she serves as a neutral party who seeks to gather information regarding all sides of the alleged violation to the OCS or other decision-making body. Prior to coming to Syracuse, Caitie was an Assistant Director of Residential Life/Student Conduct Officer at SUNY Cobleskill. Caitie received her MS in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Albany and her BS in Business Administration and Culinary Arts at SUNY Cobleskill. When not investigating student conduct concerns, Caitie enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends. She also loves to spend time outside kayaking, hiking, or taking the dogs swimming at Oneida Lake.

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La’Kesa Allen

Coordinator, Community Standards

La’Kesa joined OCS in February 2019 after working in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement and Student Conduct at Onondaga Community College. She earned her B.S. in Health Science from SUNY The College at Brockport and attended a semester-long Spanish Immersion program located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. In 2008, La’Kesa received Syracuse University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Hero Award for helping her peers make positive choices. In her free time she enjoys cruises, shopping, trying new recipes, traveling and visiting new beaches. Le’Kesa previously served as Conduct Coordinator in OCS.

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Annie Weese

Coordinator, Community Standards

Annie joined the Office of Community Standards in September 2019. Annie received her M.Ed. in Student Development in Higher Education from the University of Maine and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Vermont. During her graduate education, Annie developed a passion for supporting student success by working in graduate admissions, student conduct, and disability services. She spends her free time knitting and crocheting, baking new recipes, and spending time outdoors.

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Tracy Pierce

Office Coordinator

Tracy joined the Office of Community Standards staff in October 2019. She holds a B.S. in Communications from Syracuse University and a M. Ed. in Special Education from Le Moyne College. Prior to coming back to Syracuse University, she raised her family full-time, as well as worked at the local elementary school, and ran a local not-for-profit wish-granting organization. Tracy enjoys spending time with her family and watching her kids play sports throughout the NY area. She is excited to be back on campus and a part of the Syracuse family again!

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Ryan Sinnott

Graduate Assistant

Ryan joined OCS in August 2020 after receiving his B.A. in Psychology from Marist College. While at Marist, Ryan was a member of the men’s soccer team and served as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president. During his senior year, he completed an internship in the Center for Enhanced Performance at the United States Military Academy working with cadet-athletes to ensure academic success. In his free time, Ryan enjoys watching sports with friends, hiking, and biking.