There are 5 full time professionals that work in the Office of Residence Life, four of which live on campus in the residence halls. Full time professionals oversee the administration of housing services, community development, the judicial process, while supervising and advising paraprofessional and student staff in the day to day operations of managing residence halls. There is a full time staff member on call 24 hours, 7 days a week throughout the school year.
Director of Residence Life
I came to Lewis University in August 1997 and graduated in January 2002 with a B.A. in Management Information Systems and in December 2004 I completed my MBA in International Business. I am considering pursuing a doctorate degree in higher educaton administration in the near future.
Over my career I have worked in a variety of roles in the Office of Student Services at Lewis University. Currently, I am serving as the Director of Residence Life and with the assistance of my staff we place a large emphasis on community development, learning communities, safety and security, emergency response, disciplinary interventions and facilities management.
Professionally, I am a member of American College Personnel Association (ACPA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I) and Association of Student Conduct Affairs (ASCA).
Associate Director of Residence Life
I graduated from the University St. Francis in Joliet, IL in 2004, where I earned a B.A. in Psychology. While at the University of St. Francis I participated in football where I was a team captain for four years and an all-region player for two years. I was also part of various student organizations, including Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and the Black Student Union which I served as Vice President. Before coming to Lewis University I worked for a Fortune 500 company, Joliet Job Corps, and coached high school football. It was during this time that I realized my passion for working with students.
I earned my M.A in School Counseling and Guidance from Lewis University, and have worked here since 2006. I started as an RLC and have moved through the ranks to my current position. I am in charge of programming, selection, and training of all staff members and I coordinate the judicial process. I really enjoy working here at Lewis University because it gives me the opportunity to help students pursue their college education. In my spare time, I enjoy working out, coaching and watching football, and spending time with my family.
Residence Life Area Coordinator
I am originally from the east coast, growing up about 10 minutes away from New York City, and graduating from La Salle University in Philadelphia where I received my B.A. in Geology and Environmental Science. It was my experience working in many different capacities within the Division of Student Affairs, and the other volunteer opportunities I took advantage of that helped me realize I wanted to work in student affairs.
In 2008 I joined the Lasallian Volunteer Program. As an LV I volunteered for two years, living and working at La Salle School in Albany, NY, a residential facility for high risk boys, age 12-21. It was working with those boys that I further developed my affinity for compassionate care of others, particularly in residence.
In August of 2010 I came to Lewis to pursue a Master's Degree and continue my work in higher education student affairs. I spent one semester as the Graduate Assistant for Student Services before transitioning to a role in residence life. I'm glad to be here at Lewis, and I hope that I can help make your experience here better.
Residence Life Area Coordinator
Coordinator of Residence Life (Housing)
I was born in St. Charles, IL and grew up in the Chicagoland Suburbs for most of my life. I moved to St. Louis, MO and attended Christian Brother's College High School for my senior year of high school. That experience sparked my interest in Lasallian Education and brought me to Lewis University in 2007. While a student at Lewis University I was a cadet in Army ROTC, a member of Greek life and the President's Student Advisory Council, and an Orientation Group Leader.
I graduated from Lewis University 2011 with a B.S. in Business Administration and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. Still currently serving, my military career has taken me to many places, and forced me to take on great challenges. What keeps me going is knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of those around me.
In January 2012 I returned to Lewis as a Graduate Assistant to begin work on my M.B.A. and in May 2012 was hired as the Coordinator of Residence Life. Lewis is a great place to build a community and is very warm and inviting place to be! I am here to help make sure that happens for all resident students.