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The Director of Residence Life is responsible for creating and managing a team of supportive Area Coordinators who in turn supervise student Peer Counselors (PCs ) to promote a positive residential experience for approximately 1,450 on-campus students. The Director coordinates all aspects of the hiring, selection, training, evaluation and program development of both professional and paraprofessional staff. The Director also contributes to the academic mission of the institution by enhancing the out-of-classroom experience for a diverse, thoughtful, and engaged student body. In addition, the Director is the liaison for the Feitler House co-op and residential Graduate Students who live in the Village, Kappa House and Briggs House. This position reports to the Dean of Campus Life.
The Director of Housing provides overall departmental leadership and vision in order to create and maintain safe and secure residential living for on-campus students living in over fifty uniquely designed residence hall. This position coordinates all aspects of the housing assignment process for both returning and newly admitted students and room changes, as needed. The Director oversees the facilities management by serving as the department’s liaison to the Buildings and Grounds and Environmental Services departments to ensure aspects pertaining to a student’s physical environment are attended to in a timely manner. This position reports to the Dean of Campus Life.
The Area Coordinators (ACs) play a significant role in maintaining a residential community, which supports and promotes student individual growth, responsibility, and academic achievement while assisting with the day to day operations of the residence halls.
The AC supervises a staff of Peer Counselors(PCs) and assist in the development of community based programs that enhance the quality of life in the residence halls. ACs are full time professional staff who live on campus and maintain office hours to meet with students to discuss academic and non academic concerns. The AC serves as a part of a 24 hour on-call rotation to address emergency situations working collaboratively with other campus resources and staff members.
There are four ACs who report to the Director of Residence Life.