Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late Sunday night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

  • Read about CIA's college volleyball team, see the player roster. Learn about the CIA Steels team.
  • 2019 CIA Volleyball Roster

    The Steels volleyball team includes women enrolled in every major at the CIA. They put the “student” in student-athlete, as this team is often well represented on the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.






    Hometown/High School

    1 MacKenzie Coker So. 5’2” DS/S South Milwaukee, WI/South Milwaukee High School
    2 Chloe Kem Fr. 5’2” DS/S Utica, NY/New Hartford Senior High School
    6 Tatiana Johnson Fr. 5’10” OH/MH Albuquerque, NM/Eldorado High School
    7 Hannah Goodenough Fr. 5’8” OH/MH Baltimore, MD/Friends School of Baltimore
    8 Samantha Fencyk Fr. 5’1” S Dearborn Heights, MI/Crestwood High School
    11 Phuong Ta Fr. 5’4” OH Gainesville, GA/Maranatha Christian Academy
    14 Shannon Lyons Fr. 5’5” OH/RS Stamford, CT/JM Wright Technical High School
    15 Malkia Blake Fr. 5’11” MH Nantucket, MA/Nantucket High School
    16 Sau Wai Sin Fr. 5’3” OPP Hong Kong, China/The Calverton School

    Head Coach: Jamie Floryan