About the S.A.I.L. Team

Matt Dellea, Director

Matt is the Director of the Department of Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership. In his role, Matt oversees all major components of S.A.I.L and works on campus-wide event committees. He is a 2011 graduate of Westfield State University, earning his Bachelor of Science in General Science. After graduation, Matt never left the nest and got a job working in Residential Life. After being in the field for two years, Matt moved departments and began working in the Ely Campus as a Night and Weekend Manager. 

In 2016, he graduated from Springfield College, earning his Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Administration. This is also when he moved into the Student Activities Office and was charged with re-invigorating an area that was needed by the students. Since 2016, Matt has worked hard to re-imagine campus life at Westfield State and grown the one-person office to a full functioning department at the University. 

Matt loves working with all students and making sure all students feel a sense of belonging at Westfield State. If you haven't connected with him, stop by his office in Ely or send him an email at mdellea@westfield.ma.edu. 

Matt Dellea

Laura Cafaro, Coordinator of Student Involvement

Laura is the Coordinator of Student Involvement, and holds a few main responsibility areas. Within this position, she advises our incredible Student Government Association (SGA), assists our student clubs/ organizations, and manages the Champions piece of New Student Orientation!

Laura recently started at WSU, but before joining you all at the Nest, she was a graduate student at Springfield College. At Springfield College, she worked as a graduate associate for the Office of Student Activities where she co-advised their SGA and Campus Activities Board. It would be a safe bet to say that she truly enjoys advising students as they collaborate to improve the campus experience.

As an undergraduate student, she found herself as a member of their class council, student senate, and the commuter council. Developing a strong sense of belonging on her college campus due to the guidance of her advisors, both staff and peer, led her to realize that she wanted to do the same for future college students.

If you find yourself wanting to join a club, learn more about SGA, or just ask a question about WSU, please stop by her office! You can find her in the SGA room in Ely (across from Dunkin') or send an email: lcafaro@westfield.ma.edu.

Laura Cafaro

Maureen Halloran, Administrative Assistant

Maureen joined the Westfield State Community in November of 2006. She previously worked at Western Massachusetts Hospital for 22 years.  She has found WSU to be a positive environment and enjoys working in the SAIL Department, along with the other departments on campus.  She believes that WSU is always growing to make it an even better place to be! During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, going to movies, socializing with friends, and being home relaxing.

Here is to a great 22-23 year!

Maureen Halloran

Assistant Coordinator of Commuter Life

Mia Cariglia is a graduate of Western New England and is currently in her final year of her Student Affairs Administration master's program at Springfield College. Mia is also currently working in the Springfield College Career Center and at Western New England as a teaching assistant. This past summer Mia worked at San Jose State University in California helping coordinate their New Student Orientation. Mia spends her free time with family and friends, traveling, and doing photography. She is so excited to be a part of Westfield State!

Mia Cariglia