bobby croke, Assistant Director
Bobby Croke is the Assistant Director in Residential Education serving the Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at Dartmouth. Bobby partners with Associate Director, Abi France-Kelly to bridge the curricular and co-curricular sides of campus, putting on large scale social and academic programs for students living in LLCs. He works to support students in all areas and supervises the McLaughlin UGA staff. Bobby received his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Massachusetts Boston and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Higher Education/Student Personnel from the University of Central Florida. Bobby is a live-in staff member, so if you see him at late night events or stopping by the McLaughlin snack bar, say hello! In his free time, Bobby enjoys building furniture/flea market shopping, exploring the upper valley, and spending time with family and friends.
Abi France-Kelly, Associate Director
Abi France-Kelly is the Associate Director of Residential Education, where she oversees Assistant Directors serving Living Learning and First-Year Living Communities and provides administrative support to the overall undergraduate housing program. Originally from Virginia, Abi received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where she double majored in International Studies and Geography. Upon graduation, Abi attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, where she received her Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel. Abi’s journey in the field of Student Affairs continued as she soon began working at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA serving first-year students in a full-time, live-in role. After a number of years at UGA, Abi moved to The University of Iowa to begin work on her Ph.D. in Higher Education Student Affairs. While at UIowa, Abi worked with the Dean of the College of Education on numerous studies identifying efficiency and effectiveness models for organizations, such as colleges. In her spare time, Abi continues to work on her dissertation for her Ph.D. and enjoys traveling near and far! She also enjoys baking and decorating cupcakes and cookies, cross stitching, tie-dying, going to concerts, and spending time on the water. If you ever find yourself in Robinson Hall, swing by and say “Hey!”
Pamela Duffy, Administrative Assistant
Pamela Duffy grew up in North Carolina and New Jersey and is the daughter of a member of the Marine Corps. She moved to New Hampshire to work as an administrator at a small boutique investment firm in Hanover for over ten years. In 2011, she began working at Dartmouth and was hired as the Executive Assistant for the Senior Vice President for Advancement. Looking for a change in the fall of 2016, she began working for the Living Learning Communities and West House. She found it exciting to be part of the kickoff of Dartmouth’s new House System. When she is not at McLaughlin, Pamela enjoys hiking, playing her mandolin, and working in her garden.