Get to Know Your Oaks Neighbors
Neighborhood Leadership Team
Trianne Smith is the Community Director of Oaks Neighborhood. She lives in the Williams Building and her office is located in the Oaks Neighborhood Office in McCoy Commons.
Colin Donohue is the Faculty Director of the Oaks. He is the School of Communications Director of Student Engagement and Alumni Relations & Instructor in Journalism. He lives in the Williams Building with his wife, Alyssa, and their sons, Kai and Kroy. Colin’s campus office is located in McEwen (Communications) 101E.
Annie Hester is the Program Assistant for Oaks Neighborhood. Her office is located in McCoy Commons.
Together, Colin and Trianne oversee the development of the social and intellectual life of the Oaks Neighborhood. They are the co-chairs for the Oaks Neighborhood Association (ONA), which consists of students who reside in the neighborhood as well as faculty and staff. The ONA works to serve the interests of the residents in the Oaks/Park Place community, while planning and implementing programming that fulfills the goals and outcomes of the Oaks Neighborhood Plan. The ONA meets four to six times per year and offers leadership opportunities for students and an easy way for faculty and staff to become more engaged in the life of our neighborhood. Neighborhood Association meetings are scheduled for 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in Oaks 205.