Residence Life

About the Professional Staff and Faculty

Office of Residence Life Staff Positions

Assistant Dean/Director of Residence Life – responsible for the overall operation of the department. He/she defines and reviews policies and procedures of the department. It is the director’s responsibility to provide leadership and guidance in the implementation of policies, procedures and programs in all areas of Residence Life.

Senior Associate Director of Residence Life – oversees the assignment process for all returning and new incoming students, provides direction for departmental processes, including room changes, roommate mediation, early arrivals, off campus housing appeals, summer and break housing, and well as opening and closing; responsible for department marketing and communication efforts. 

Associate Director of Residence Life for Residential Education – oversees all community building, residential education, and leadership development in the residence halls; provides supervision, training, advisement, and direction for Assistant Directors of Residence Life. Supports departmental efforts to develop housing and resident assistants and advisement of residential student leadership organizations, including Resident Student Association and Neighborhood Associations. The Associate Director is part of the Living Learning Community Leadership Team that develops, trains, and promotes our learning communities to students and faculty.

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Facilities and Housing Operations – assists the Senior Associate Director of Residence Life with the assignment process for all returning and new incoming students, assisting with departmental processes including room changes, early arrivals, off campus housing appeals, summer and break housing, as well as opening and closing; responsible for department facilities initiatives. 

Community Director – a professional staff member with a master’s degree and is responsible for the overall administration of a residential area. The Community Directors live in an on-campus apartment and supervisees the neighborhood student staff (Housing and Resident Asssistants). In addition the Community Director facilitates administrative room changes, conduct judicial hearings, and provide basic counseling for all residents within their community and support all students engaged in the learning process.

Neighborhood Program Assistants –responsible for the overall day-to-day job operations of a Residence Life Neighborhood Office. Their responsibilities include managing daily functions of the area office, including physical plant work requests and work order billing; judicial violation meeting and sanction notification; and training and evaluating student workers. This position provides support and assistance to the Community Director, student staff and area residents. Program Assistants are often the first contact many students have with Residence Life.

Faculty Involvement in the Residential Campus

Faculty Director in Residence – four neighborhoods currently have a faculty director in residence, who is responsible for developing the overall intellectual and academic theme of the neighborhood and coordinating academic linkages. These are full-time teaching faculty who also live in the residence halls. The Global Neighborhood was the first with a faculty director and new faculty directors will be appointed for Fall 2014 in the Colonnades, Danieley, and Historic Neighborhoods.

Faculty in Residence – in addition to the Faculty Directors, there are additional faculty who live in residential neighborhoods and work with living learning communities and other academic experiences

Living Learning Community Advisors – each learning community has a faculty or staff advisor who coordinates the programmatic elements of the LLC experience.