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Meet our team

Adam Campbell – Senior Manager, Accommodation Services

Hi I’m Adam Campbell, Senior Manager Accommodation Services. I head up La Trobe University’s residential accommodation across our seven sites in Victoria.

Prior to working in the tertiary educations sector, I had over 15 year’s managing teams in the banking and insurance industries. I have variously been a junk mail delivery boy, chief ham-slicer at Woolworths, Pancake Parlour cook, ski resort factotum, labourer, a forklift driver, Hilton silver-service waiter, worked in R&D at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and sold ski-wear at Harrods. I was also paid to be a human test subject in medical trials, which funded many of my youthful travels.

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Carolyn Ballagh – Manager, Residential Education

Hi, my name is Carolyn Ballagh (aka Cas) and I have the privilege of leading a Residential Education team that is committed to ensuring you have a fabulous residential experience. Collectively, we are passionate about developing and delivering a range of programs and events that support your academic achievement, social awareness and personal development. So whether it’s grabbing the runners for boot camp, hiking in Central Australia or engaging with an inspirational speaker – we have it covered. It really is a dream job!

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Sam Fualau – Social Engagement, Residential Education Coordinator

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My name is Sam Fualau and I’m responsible for the Social Engagement portfolio within the Accommodation Services team.

I have the enviable task of coordinating & managing all social events including the annual residential college balls, college social events, outbound fun excursions (Swimming with dolphins & seals, great ocean Rd trip, fishing expedition, Trip to Uluru, ski camps) & much much more!

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Mandy Kitchener – Health and Wellbeing, Residential Education Coordinator

Hi everyone,

My name is Mandy Kitchener and I look after the Health and Wellbeing portfolio within the Residential Education team.

Throughout the year, there will be lots of events and opportunities for you to link in with to support your health and wellbeing. These include College wide events, Wednesday Night Live, The Dunny Dispatch newsletter and Intercollege Sporting events.

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Kathleen Knott – Academic Excellence, Residential Education Coordinator

Hi my name is Kath Knott and I am the Residential Education Coordinator- Academic Excellence. My role is part of the wider Residential Education Team and offers a number of services to support you in your academic development including a Textbook Borrowing Scheme, first year Study Focus Groups (SFG’s), NET Program, SWOT-Vac, Pearls of Wisdom, course guidance, plus more…

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Frank Caminiti – After Hours Coordinator, Residential Education Coordinator

Hi, my name is Frank.

I am the After Hours Coordinator for Accommodation Services.  My primary role is providing after hours support for students living on campus, with an emphasis on supporting wellbeing and maintaining a high profile across all colleges. I am on campus after hours, Monday through to Friday.

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Ryan Forbes – Marketing and Engagement Coordinator

Hi, my name is Ryan Forbes and I am responsible for marketing and engagement within Accommodation Services. My job is to make sure that all residents know about the events, activities and offerings available at La Trobe. This may sound like a normal job, but with over 400 residential events each year, guest speakers, free vouchers and heaps of other services available to you – my weeks will be jam packed!

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Matthew Margaritis – Community Standards, Residential Education Coordinator

Hi I’m Matthew Margaritis, and I coordinate the Community Standards portfolio within the Residential Education team.

The primary objective of my role is to create a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for the entire residential community. The majority of my work is informed and guided by the Rules of Residence.

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