Staff Directory



Matthew Lavery- Interim Director

Associate Director - Housing Operations

Matt is originally from Manchester, Connecticut. He recieved his BS in Computer Science from Stonehill College where he was a Resident Assistant for three years. Following that, Matt earned his Master's Degree in Higher Education - Administration from Redlands College in Redlands, CA. After earning his degree, he has worked for Residence Life programs at the University of Idaho, Oklahoma State University, and most recently, Eastern Kentucky University where he held the position of Associate Director. Matt is excited to be a part of the Pace University community.

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Associate Director - Training & Development




Matt Landau

Area Director - Student Conduct

Matthew Landau was born in Kingston, NY and split his childhood in New York and the suburbs of Philadelphia. He attended Binghamton University, attaining a B.A. in Political Science. At Binghamton he served as Student Association President, earning him accolades through the years, including but not limited to, the Paul J. Battaglia Student Organization Leader of the Year. Matthew has a Masters of Science in Teaching and a Masters in Public Administration. Matt spent the last two years as a Residence Director at Pace and has been in position as an Area Director for the past year.

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Tatiana Rugel

Area Director - Community Development

Though Tatiana has lived in a few states, RI will always be called home for her. Tatiana grew up in Newport, RI surrounded by the ocean. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Slow to get involved, Tatiana found herself becoming involved in the Residence Hall Association, the National Residence Hall Honorary, and becoming a Resident Assistant. Upon receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Legal Studies, Tatiana decided to continue in student affairs at Arizona State University. While at ASU, Tatiana worked as an Assistant Community Director, advised the hall council, and advised the campus' chapter of NRHH. She received her Master's Degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from ASU and decided that it was time to come back to the east coast. Tatiana has spent the past year at Pace University as the Area Director for Community Development!

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Erin McNamara

Office Manager

A lifelong resident of Westchester County, Erin began her career working for Pace University in the spring of 2008. Prior to joining the Residential Life staff, Erin was the personal assistant to the president of Oceana Publications Inc. which was later bought out by Oxford University Press. From 1985-1997, Erin spent her time as the personal assistant to the CEO of Carrafiello – Diehl and Associates Inc. of Irvington, New York. They were the largest advertising agency in Westchester County representing companies such as Phizer, Block Drug, American Cyanamids, and Tambrands to name a few. When Erin is not working on campus or attending Paces sporting events, she is busy as a licensed real estate agent for the Coldwell Banker branch in Briarcliff Manor.

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