• About

Mission Statement

To support and advance the mission of the University by providing outstanding on-campus housing facilities, programs, and services.

Vision Statement

To be the housing option of choice for students and summer conference guests.

 

Meet Us

Residence Director (RD)

  • Alexis Austin, Sanford and Wilkins RD

    My Responsibilities

    As the Residence Director for Wilkins Hall, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student staff and professional staff members in their efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within the residence hall for all students who are living with us.

    Where I Can Help

    • Cultivating community for all residents living on campus
    • Answering general questions about Wilkins Hall
    • Engaging students when they have conflict with peers, including roommate conflicts
    • Providing opportunities for student growth around Diversity and Social Justice
    • Response to crisis/emergency situations
    • Checking in with students regarding their health and well-being
    • Meeting with students who are going through the conduct process
    • Ensuring that students are supported while at the U

    Education

    • Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University
    • Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Western Washington University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Previous Positions Held

    • Residence Director, University of Minnesota Duluth
    • Assistant Complex Director, Western Illinois University

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Points of Pride

    Every day I get to work with students who are figuring out how to be their best selves by celebrating their accomplishments and supporting them during their challenges.

    My Favorite Quote

    "You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously." - Sophia Bush

    Life Outside the U

    During my free time, I enjoy getting out and exploring all the sites and restaurants around the Twin Cities! I also love a chance for a board game night with friends.

    Alexis Austin
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Alexis Austin, Sanford and Wilkins RD

    My Responsibilities

    As the Residence Director for Sanford Hall, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student staff and professional staff members in their efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within the residence hall for all students who are living with us.

    Where I Can Help

    • Cultivating community for all residents living on campus
    • Answering general questions about Sanford Hall
    • Engaging students when they have conflict with peers, including roommate conflicts
    • Providing opportunities for student growth around Diversity and Social Justice
    • Response to crisis/emergency situations
    • Checking in with students regarding their health and well-being
    • Meeting with students who are going through the conduct process
    • Ensuring that students are supported while at the U

    Education

    • Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University
    • Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Western Washington University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Previous Positions Held

    • Residence Director, University of Minnesota Duluth
    • Assistant Complex Director, Western Illinois University

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Points of Pride

    Every day I get to work with students who are figuring out how to be their best selves by celebrating their accomplishments and supporting them during their challenges.

    My Favorite Quote

    "You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously." - Sophia Bush

    Life Outside the U

    During my free time, I enjoy getting out and exploring all the sites and restaurants around the Twin Cities! I also love a chance for a board game night with friends.

    Alexis Austin
    Sanford Hall
  • Domingo Coto
    Domingo Coto

    Domingo Coto

    My Responsibilities

    As the Residence Director in Pioneer Hall, I am responsible for providing leadership, management and direction for a comprehensive residential education program to 756 students. I am also responsible for developing and maintaining an inclusive residential learning environment which is conducive to the overall development of students and in support of the academic mission of the University.

    Where I Can Help

    Addressing the unique needs of first-generation college students
    Cultivating community through a positive and respectful lens
    Helping students identify passion areas and connecting them to opportunities throughout campus
    Crisis/emergency response situations
    Willingness to address specialized needs
    Supervision of Assistant Residence Director (ARD) and Community Advisors (CA), who are also ready and available to assist with any questions or concerns.

    Educational Background

    Master of Arts in Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2015

    Previous Positions Held

    Residence Hall Director, Augsburg College
    Dean of Students Graduate Assistant, University of St. Thomas
    Graduate Assistant for First & Second Year Programming, Hamline University
    Student Program Coordinator, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Orientation Leader, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Points of Pride

    I am proud to be working with professional staff and students who are passionate about diversity, social justice, and inclusion work who can constructively challenge one another for the betterment of each other and the overall student experience. I am also proud to be working at the institution where I spent my undergraduate career, as I not only consider it home but also am excited to offer opportunities and experiences to students who are looking to continue growing and developing, as well as giving voice to students who may not find a place as quickly as others.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Live fast, have fun, and be a bit mischievous." - Louis Tomlinson

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy spending time with family and friends, whether that be productive conversations over coffee, partaking in game nights, dancing at concerts, or in general enjoying good company. Otherwise, I can be found playing video games, reading a book, or spending time with my chinchilla, Beylor.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Domingo Coto
    Pioneer Hall
  • Photo of Dominique Gant

    My Responsibilities

    As a Residence Director, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student staff and professional staff members in their efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within the residence hall.

    Where I Can Help

    General questions about Frontier Hall
    Adjusting to the first year of college
    Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice
    Conflict / crisis management
    Student Conduct and Policy questions
    Support mental / emotional well-being
    Facilitate campus connections

    Educational Background

    M. Ed. in Higher Education, Iowa State University
    B. A. in Spanish, Vanderbilt University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Desmond Tutu

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

     

    Dominique Gant
    Frontier Hall
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    My Responsibilities

    As a Residence Director, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student staff and professional staff members in their efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within the residence hall.

    Where I Can Help

    • General questions regarding Territorial Hall
    • Adjusting to the first-year of college
    • Student engagement and involvement opportunities
    • Managing conflicts and roommate concerns
    • Crisis management
    • Integration of Diversity & Social Justice
    • Health and wellbeing check-ins
    • Student conduct and/or policy questions

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Education Background

    M.A. Higher Education and College Student Development, Taylor University

    B.A. Elementary Education, Purdue University

    Previous Positions Held

    • Resident Director - University of Northwestern
    • Graduate Assistant for Residence Life Programs - Taylor University

    Life Outside the U

    • Travel
    • Attending local concerts
    • Cycling (fixed gear/single speed/mountain bike)
    • Exploring the Twin Cities

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

     

    Grant Henry
    Territorial Hall
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    Yudof Hall
  • Rebecca Lehman Headshot

    My Responsibilities

    As Residence Director of 17th Ave Hall & Keeler Apartments, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student and professional staff members in our efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within our halls. I am responsible for providing leadership, management, and direction for continually demonstrating our values of conflict, engagement, safety, social justice, and well-being as well as supporting the academic mission of the University.

    Where I Can Help

    • Cultivating community through a positive and respectful lens
    • General questions about 17th Ave Hall and Keeler Apartments
    • Engaging effectively in conflict and roommate issues
    • Diversity and Social Justice dialogue and action
    • Crisis/emergency response situations
    • Health and well-being check-ins
    • Student conduct and/or policy questions
    • Willingness to address specialized needs
    • Getting involved in Groups
    • Concerns about students' overall safety
    • Student engagement and involvement opportunities

    Educational Background

    M.S. Community Health Promotion & Education, University of Cincinnati, 2008
    B.A. English Literature, Honors Scholar, University of Cincinnati, 2002

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Previous Positions Held

    Peace Corps Volunteer, Republic of Moldova, 2015-2017
    Program Coordinator of the Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati, 2008-2014
    Assistant Residence Coordinator, University of Cincinnati, 2006-2008, 2002-2004
    School Manager of Aston English School, Jinan city, China, 2004-2006
    Level II Facilitator of Kingian Nonviolence training, earned 2014

    As a student:
    Facilitator & Intern, Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati 2007-2008
    Peer Educator, Student Wellness Center, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2002
    Multiple internships regarding sexuality & sexual health: Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Social Health Education, Columnist with The News Record, Guest Presenter with MTVu
    Resident Advisor, 1999-2000
    Student worker in Graduate & Family Housing, 2000

     

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Rebecca Lehman
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Rebecca Lehman Headshot

    My Responsibilities

    As Residence Director of 17th Ave Hall & Keeler Apartments, my responsibility is to supervise and collaborate with student and professional staff members in our efforts to create a safe, educational, and inclusive community within our halls. I am responsible for providing leadership, management, and direction for continually demonstrating our values of conflict, engagement, safety, social justice, and well-being as well as supporting the academic mission of the University.

    Where I Can Help

    • Cultivating community through a positive and respectful lens
    • General questions about 17th Ave Hall and Keeler Apartments
    • Engaging effectively in conflict and roommate issues
    • Diversity and Social Justice dialogue and action
    • Crisis/emergency response situations
    • Health and well-being check-ins
    • Student conduct and/or policy questions
    • Willingness to address specialized needs
    • Getting involved in Groups
    • Concerns about students' overall safety
    • Student engagement and involvement opportunities

    Educational Background

    M.S. Community Health Promotion & Education, University of Cincinnati, 2008
    B.A. English Literature, Honors Scholar, University of Cincinnati, 2002

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Previous Positions Held

    Peace Corps Volunteer, Republic of Moldova, 2015-2017
    Program Coordinator of the Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati, 2008-2014
    Assistant Residence Coordinator, University of Cincinnati, 2006-2008, 2002-2004
    School Manager of Aston English School, Jinan city, China, 2004-2006
    Level II Facilitator of Kingian Nonviolence training, earned 2014

    As a student:
    Facilitator & Intern, Racial Awareness Program, University of Cincinnati 2007-2008
    Peer Educator, Student Wellness Center, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2002
    Multiple internships regarding sexuality & sexual health: Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Social Health Education, Columnist with The News Record, Guest Presenter with MTVu
    Resident Advisor, 1999-2000
    Student worker in Graduate & Family Housing, 2000

     

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Rebecca Lehman
    Keeler
  • Headshot of Rachael Mills

    My Responsibilities

    As the Comstock Hall Residence Director, I am responsible for supervising the team of Community Advisors who work directly with residents in the hall. We work collaboratively to create an inclusive, safe, and positive living and learning environment for all students. 

    Where I Can Help

    • General questions about Comstock
    • Managing and resolving conflicts
    • Student conduct and/or policy questions 
    • Identity development 
    • Resource referrals
    • Student engagement 

    Educational Background

    Master of Arts in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Hamline University

    Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice, Hamline University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2015

    Points of Pride

    All of the amazing staff in HRL!

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -Desmond Tutu

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Rachael Mills
    Comstock Hall
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    Johnny Moscoso Vargas

    My Responsibilities

    I oversee general operations and student development in Bailey Hall. I supervise 13 Community Advisors and 1 Community Engagement Coordinator. My main role is ensuring students and staff have the best experience possible in Bailey Hall.

    Where I Can Help

    Roommate conflicts
    Student conduct or policy issues/questions
    General questions regarding Bailey

    Johnny Moscoso Vargas
    Bailey Hall
  • Priscilla Perez
    Priscilla Perez

    Priscilla Perez

    My Responsibilities

    As a Residence Director (RD), my role is to help make Centennial Hall a successful living experience for students. I supervise a team of 18 Community Advisors (CA) and the Assistance Residence Director (ARD) for Centennial Hall. I also work closely with the Business Operations Supervisor (BOS) and Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS).

    How I Can Help

    • I can help bridge the relationship between students and their CAs
    • Connecting students to campus and community resources
    • Supporting first-generation students
    • Being an ally to marginalized groups on campus
    • Assisting in crisis situations on campus
    • Helping residents with housing questions or concerns
    • Finding the best Bubble Tea spot around campus

    Education

    • Bachelor's of Science in University Studies at Illinois State University (2015)
    • Student Affairs Administration Maters of Science in Education at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2017)

    Start at the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Previous Positions Held

    • Hall Director at University of Minnesota, Mankato Greek Life Graduate Intern at University of Wisconsin
    • River Falls Graduate Hall Director at University of Wisconsin
    • River Falls Resident Assistant (RA) at Illinois State University
    • Founder and President of Zeta Theta Pi- Beta Chapter at Illinois State University
    • Lead Conference Assistant (LCA) at Illinois State University
    • Hostess- Dining Services at Illinois State University

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Points of Pride

    The campus is beautiful! Many things in the community are accessible via light rail, bus, biking or walking. It's been great engaging with students and professional staff members on issues of social justice, diversity, and equity. If you're looking to grow, this is the place for you. As a professional, it's been great being involved with the Minnesota College Professionals Association (MCPA). I have served as a board member as well as being on a committee for our annual fall conference.

    Personal Philosophy

    My personal philosophy: Chicago style pizza is the best pizza.

    Life Outside the U

    Outside of my role as RD, I'm usually annoying my partner, Alex. If I'm not doing that, I'm either goofing around with my dog, Zeus, or taking care of my 80+ plants. I also love going to concerts, excessively watching Netflix, crafting, drinking coffee, and eating pizza. I play a mean game of Uno and love exploring the city and metro area.

     

    Priscilla Perez
    Centennial Hall
  • My Responsibilities

    As a Residence Director, I support both my professional staff and student staff members in Housing & Residential Life. I help to implement a comprehensive residential curriculum for residents that focuses on the whole student where residents are supported academically and socially. I am here to create safe, fun, inclusive spaces so students feel at home and that they belong. As the Residence Director of Radius, I work alongside a talented, passionate team of professionals and student staff to promote an inclusive and a positive learning environment. In addition, I assist with the implementation of a residential education curriculum aiding in the holistic development of my residents. 

    Where I Can Help

    • Helping residents with housing questions or concerns
    • Mediating conflicts or roommate concerns
    • Assisting in crisis situations on campus
    • Connecting students to campus resources or individuals
    • Supporting first-year and first-generation students
    • Being an ally to marginalized groups on campus
    • Building and maintaining healthy relationships

    Education History

    Master of Arts in Human Development with an emphasis in Higher Education
    Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism, Minor in Education

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Previous Positions Held

    Hall Director, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    Summer Hall Director, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    Living Learning Coordinator, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

    Points of Pride

    Being able to connect with students to form an authentic relationship as well as connect students to resources or individuals where they feel supported.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    Everything happens for a reason.

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy baking, cooking, crafting, paddle boarding, biking, attending concerts, pizza & Chipotle.

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Lisa Thao
    Radius at 15th
  • Photo of Jie Zhao

    My Responsibilities

    I oversee general day to day operations and student development in Middlebrook Hall. I supervise the Assistant Hall Director and 26 Community Advisors. With the support from the rest of our team, we strive to create an active and safe community for our residents.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student engagement and involvement opportunities
    • Social justice and identity conversations/concerns
    • Academic resources referral
    • Interpersonal conflict
    • Residence hall safety and security
    • Crisis management
    • Mental health resources

    Education History

    M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University
    B.S. in General Management from Appalachian State University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Previous Positions Held

    Graduate Hall Director - Bowling Green State University

    Points of Pride

    Be able to work with students and see them develop into strong, independent scholars and people.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

    Life Outside The U

    Travel, food, movies, and books.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Jie Zhao
    Middlebrook Hall

Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

  • My Responsibilities

    I collaborate with a team of professional staff at Frontier Hall to help contribute to the university life and experience of our residents. My role is to assist and guide students in creating meaningful communities and building connections with one another. Some of my responsibilities is to help build and maintain safe and inclusive communities by supervising an amazing team of Community Advisers, advising GROUPS within our halls, acting as a hearing officer, and being an overall resource to our residents. 

    Where I Can Help

    • Connecting students to their resources
    • Conversations and dialogue about identity, and social justice
    • Empowering and helping students to make ideas become reality
    • Conflict Resolution
    • GROUPS advising
    • Being a person to chat with about just about anything  

    Educational Background

    B.A. Sociology & East Asian Culture Studies from University of California Santa Barbara

    Previous Positions Held

    Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity Student Staff Member - University of California Santa Barbara
    Office of Student Life Intern- University of California Santa Barbara
    Communication Collab Intern - University of California Santa Barbara

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2016

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "Take a moment remind yourself, to take a moment and find yourself" 

    Life Outside The U

    As a human outside of work, I enjoy many things from spending a night indoors watching cartoons, reading comics, or listening to podcasts, to spending my weekends outdoors hiking and exploring, or checking out the city. When I'm not doing that you'll probably find me with a notebook doodling or writing with a cup of coffee somewhere within my reach. 

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Mick Castro
    Middlebrook Hall
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    Kou Kevin Hang
    Frontier Hall
  • Headshot of Marissa Hanson

    My Responsibilities

    I manage student engagement participation and vision within Sanford & Wilkins Halls, as well as work with the building management team to help oversee the supervision of student staff and maintain community behavioral standards.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student Engagement and Participation
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Campus Resources
    • Community Behavioral Standards

    Education History

    University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Bachelor's Degree

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2013

    Previous Positions Held

    Freshman Admissions Counselor, University of Minnesota Office of Admissions

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Marissa Hanson
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Headshot of Marissa Hanson

    My Responsibilities

    I manage student engagement participation and vision within Sanford & Wilkins Halls, as well as work with the building management team to help oversee the supervision of student staff and maintain community behavioral standards.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student Engagement and Participation
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Campus Resources
    • Community Behavioral Standards

    Education History

    University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Bachelor's Degree

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2013

    Previous Positions Held

    Freshman Admissions Counselor, University of Minnesota Office of Admissions

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Marissa Hanson
    Sanford Hall
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    17th Avenue Hall
  • Destyn Land, Territorial Hall ARD

    My Responsibilities

    As Assistant Residence Director, I have the privilege of co-supervising the amazing Territorial Hall Community Advisors (CAs), overseeing student engagement in the form of Groups, and assisting with student conduct.

    Where I Can Help

    • GROUPS Advising or Questions
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Campus Resources
    • Conflict Resolution/Dialogue
    • Student Engagement

    Education History

    Bachelor of Arts in English (Concentrations in Literature, Language and Theory), Augsburg University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    My Favorite Quote

    “I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” - Malcolm X

    Life Outside the U

    Outside of work, I spent a lot of time practicing the piano (which I have been for over 11 years). When I'm not doing something music related, I can be found reading books, drinking coffee (light roast), trying out new restaurants, shopping online, or writing a spoken word piece. My favorite books are Native Son by Richard Wright, and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

    Destyn Land
    Territorial Hall
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    Headshot of Cuong Nguyen

    Cuong Nguyen

    My Responsibilities

    As the Assistant Residence Director in Pioneer Hall, I help supervise the Community Advisor Staff, oversee Groups, and assist in student conduct.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student Engagement
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Groups Advising
    • Campus Resource
    • Conflict Resolution

    Education History

    Bachelor of Science in Biology, Augsburg University
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Augsburg University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2018

    Previous Positions Held

    Student Orientation Coordinator, Augsburg University Orientation Leader, Augsburg University

    Life Outside the U

    I enjoy going out with my friends, trying out new restaurants and collecting watches.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Cuong Nguyen
    Pioneer Hall
  • Tori Rehak

    My Responsibilities

    As an Assistant Residence Director, I supervise the Centennial Hall Community Advisors and student engagement in the form of Groups. I work to help students create safe, inclusive, and respectful communities within the Res Halls.

    Where I Can Help

    • GROUPS Advising
    • Campus Resources
    • Diversity and Social Justice Dialogue
    • Student Engagement
    • Conflict Resolution/Dialogue
    • Community Behavioral Standards

    Education History

    Bachelor of Teaching, Social Science/History Education, Winona State University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2018

    Previous Positions Held

    • Hall Director, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Residential Advisor - Summerfuel @ University of Oxford, Oxford, England
    • Pupil-Teacher, Belvedere College, Dublin, Ireland
    • Student Teacher, Northdale Middle School, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
    • Augie Intern - Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Assistant Hall Director - Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
    • ACUHO-I Summer Conferences & Events Intern, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland
    • Resident Assistant - Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

    My Favorite Quote

    "you do not just wake up and become the butterfly - growth is a process" Rupi Kaur

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Tori Rehak
    Centennial Hall

Business Operations Supervisor (BOS)

  • Head Shot of Vicky Bayerl

    My Responsibilities

    Administrative leadership and support for the residence hall, direction for processes with Information Desk, and the primary contact for housing and summer conferencing operations.

    Where I Can Help

    • Student Residential Hall Logistics
    • Jobs for Office Assistants at Our Infomation Desk
    • Navigation of University Resources

    Educational Background

    University of Minnesota, B.A.
    Major: Multidisciplinary Studies with focus on Technical Writing, Arts & Humanities, and History & Social Sciences 
    Minor: Social Justice

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2007

    Previous Positions Held

    • Executive Admin, UMN Housing & Residential Life
    • Executive Admin, UMN College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Science
    • Health Insurance Sales Dept, MEDICA
    • Executive Admin, MINCEP Epilepsy Care
    • Office Manager, Volunteers of America, Senior Services

    Points of Pride

    • Women's Leadership Institute completion
    • Equity and Diversity Certificate completion
    • Dialogue Circles
    • AFSCME Union Steward

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    “Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience, that shall explain and overlook the old.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy gardening, cooking & making homemade honey, bowling leagues, & buying books for local free library houses, but most of all - spending time with my children, grandson and family.

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

     

    Vicky Bayerl
    Bailey Hall
  • My Responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee the operations of the business office and information desk.
    • Assists the Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director.
    • Supervise Office Assistants and Tour Guides.
    • Answer questions related to application-contract, billings, and meal plans.
    • Advise and assist residents and guests.
    • Coordinate and implement summer conference logistics.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:
    • Room & Board Contract
    • Contract Release
    • Room change or room switch
    • Hall transfer
    • Room Re-application
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Building Access
    • Mail or package delivery
    • Hall Tours
    • Summer School
    • Summer Conferences Groups​

    Diane Branson
    Sanford Hall
  • My Responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee the operations of the business office and information desk.
    • Assists the Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director.
    • Supervise Office Assistants and Tour Guides.
    • Answer questions related to application-contract, billings, and meal plans.
    • Advise and assist residents and guests.
    • Coordinate and implement summer conference logistics.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:
    • Room & Board Contract
    • Contract Release
    • Room change or room switch
    • Hall transfer
    • Room Re-application
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Building Access
    • Mail or package delivery
    • Hall Tours
    • Summer School
    • Summer Conferences Groups​

    Diane Branson
    Roy Wilkins Hall
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    My Responsibilities

    I’m the Business Operations Supervisor (BOS) at Yudof Hall. I supervise the information desk staff and work alongside the rest of the residence hall team to provide students with a welcoming and safe University housing experience.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:
    • Room & board contract
    • Room change
    • Hall transfer
    • Breaks regarding early arrival and/or late stay
    • Lost key
    • Building access
    • Mail delivery
    • Hall tours
    • Summer school
    • Summer conferences

    Don’t hesitate to reach out! I'm happy to help.

    Educational Background

    Roosevelt University - Psychology

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Previous Positions Held

    11+ years of start-up/entrepreneurial experience for various companies

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Life Outside The U

    In my free time I enjoy doing boxing and weightlifting workouts, volunteering with women empowerment and LGBTQ movements/causes, and planning fun get-togethers at my and my partner’s house.

    Whitney Daleiden
    Yudof Hall
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    My Responsibilities

    As the Business Operations Supervisor I oversee the Information Desk and work with the hall staff to answer any questions and to ensure all residents have a positive experience while staying with us.

    How I Can Help

    • Room Contracts and Switches
    • Mail
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Any questions about Frontier Hall

    Education

    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: Religious Studies

    Start Date at the University of Minnesota

    2019

    Previous Positions Held

    Project Manager - Bolster

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She - Her - Hers

    My Favorite Quote

    "Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are." - Beyoncé Knowles

    Life Outside the U

    In my spare time I enjoy being active outside, be that hiking, biking, or trying to cross country ski, learning to garden, and perfecting the perfect pizza crust. 

    Michelle Grannes
    Frontier Hall
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    My Responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee the operations of the business office and information desk.
    • Assists the Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director.
    • Supervise Office Assistants and Tour Guides.
    • Answer questions related to application-contract, billings, and meal plans.
    • Advise and assist residents and guests.
    • Coordinate and implement summer conference logistics.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:
    • Room & Board Contract
    • Contract Release
    • Room change or room switch
    • Hall transfer
    • Room Re-application
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Building Access
    • Mail or package delivery
    • Hall Tours
    • Summer School
    • Summer Conferences Groups

     

    Ann Hawes
    Pioneer Hall
  • Head Shot of Andy Hillis

    My Responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee the operations of the business office and information desk.
    • Assists the Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director.
    • Supervise Office Assistants and Tour Guides.
    • Answer questions related to application-contract, billings, and meal plans.
    • Advise and assist residents and guests.
    • Coordinate and implement summer conference logistics.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:
    • Room & Board Contract
    • Contract Release
    • Room change or room switch
    • Hall transfer
    • Room Re-application
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Building Access
    • Mail or package delivery
    • Hall Tours
    • Summer School
    • Summer Conferences Groups

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2006

     

    Andy Hillis
    Centennial Hall
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    Middlebrook Hall
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    My Responsibilities

    As the Business Operations Supervisor at Territorial Hall I serve as a resource to the residents in the hall community. I work with the Information Desk and the hall staff to answer any questions a resident may have, and provide services including mail, residence hall tours, equipment checkout.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:

    • Room & Board Contract
    • Contract Release
    • Room change or room switch
    • Hall transfer
    • Room Re-application
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Building Access
    • Mail or package delivery
    • Hall Tours
    • Summer School
    • Summer Conferences Groups

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Education

    B.A. Business - Emphasis in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship Bethel University, Saint Paul

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    The name Isaac means laughter, I want to put a smile on as many faces as possible.

    Life Outside The U

    I like to spend my free time with friends and family, playing board games, cooking, baking, singing, dancing, and traveling. I like to be outdoors, working on the family farm, hiking, or relaxing in my hammock.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Isaac Johnson
    Territorial Hall
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    My Responsibilities

    I oversee the Office Assistants at the Information Desk, work with student requests regarding room switches, and serve as a resource for questions regarding Keeler Apartments.

    Where I Can Help

    • Room Switches
    • Tours
    • Any questions about Keeler Apartments

    Education History

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Minnesota

    Twin Cities Master of Arts, Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2016

    Previous Positions Held

    Program Assistant, University of St. Thomas Alumni Association

    Graduate Assistant, University of Minnesota LEAD-UP

    NODA Intern, California Lutheran University

    Points of Pride

    University of Minnesota Greek Woman of the Year, Leadership Minor graduate, being part of the student-focused community here at the U.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "...for they all half believed they had wings - and they got some bad falls that way. Anderson never fell, never slipped back, never flew." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy spending time with my pets, Rory, a red and white corgi, and Toby an orange tabby, listening to interesting podcasts, and binge-watching television. I'm a beverage fanatic and love trying new coffees, juices, and teas. I love a good book, too!

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Becky Mohn
    Keeler
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    My Responsibilities

    I oversee the Office Assistants at the Information Desk, work with student requests regarding room switches, and serve as a resource for questions regarding 17th Avenue Hall.

    Where I Can Help

    • Room Switches
    • Tours
    • Any questions about 17th Avenue Hall

    Education History

    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Minnesota

    Twin Cities Master of Arts, Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2016

    Previous Positions Held

    Program Assistant, University of St. Thomas Alumni Association

    Graduate Assistant, University of Minnesota LEAD-UP

    NODA Intern, California Lutheran University

    Points of Pride

    University of Minnesota Greek Woman of the Year, Leadership Minor graduate, being part of the student-focused community here at the U.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "...for they all half believed they had wings - and they got some bad falls that way. Anderson never fell, never slipped back, never flew." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden

    Life Outside The U

    I enjoy spending time with my pets, Rory, a red and white corgi, and Toby an orange tabby, listening to interesting podcasts, and binge-watching television. I'm a beverage fanatic and love trying new coffees, juices, and teas. I love a good book, too!

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Becky Mohn
    17th Avenue Hall
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    My Responsibilities

    Manage and oversee Information Desk
    Hire, train, schedule and supervise office assistant staff
    Assign conference guests and student housing
    Payroll responsibilities

    Where I Can Help

    Room assignment questions or concerns
    Radius policy and procedure

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    1980

    Sharon Roberson
    Radius at 15th
  • Headshot of Michael Sanders

    My Responsibilities

    • Manage and oversee the operations of the business office and information desk.
    • Assists the Residence Director and Assistant Residence Director.
    • Supervise Office Assistants and Tour Guides.
    • Answer questions related to application-contract, billings, and meal plans.
    • Advise and assist residents and guests.
    • Coordinate and implement summer conference logistics.

    Where I Can Help

    Questions regarding:
    • Room & Board Contract
    • Contract Release
    • Room change or room switch
    • Hall transfer
    • Room Re-application
    • Winter Break – Early Arrival – Late Stay
    • Temporary or Lost Keys
    • Building Access
    • Mail or package delivery
    • Hall Tours
    • Summer School
    • Summer Conferences Groups

    Educational Background

    B.A. Sociology - University of Minnesota 2010
    A.A.S Business Administration - Minnesota School of Business 2006

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2013

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so" - Mark Twain

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Michael Sanders
    Comstock Hall

Facilities Operations Supervisor (FOS)

General Mechanic

  • Darrel Holida

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    Darrel Holida
    Sanford Hall
  • Darrel Holida

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    Darrel Holida
    Roy Wilkins Hall
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    Paul Lamb
    Frontier Hall
  • Bill Nault

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    Bill Nault
    Centennial Hall
  • Anthony Nelson

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    Anthony Nelson
    Comstock Hall
  • Greg Scott

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    Greg Scott
    Bailey Hall
  • Lindel Sheppard

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    Lindel Sheppard
    Territorial Hall
  • Larry Van Grootheest

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    Larry Van Grootheest
    Pioneer Hall
  • Kurt Wiese

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    Kurt Wiese
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Kurt Wiese

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    Kurt Wiese
    Keeler
  • Douglas Zehren

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    Douglas Zehren
    Yudof Hall

Senior Building and Grounds (Sr. B & G)

  • Eddy Dinka

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    Eddy Dinka
    Comstock Hall
  • Alex Dinsa

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    Alex Dinsa
    Pioneer Hall
  • Derek Hill-Munoz

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    Derek Hill-Munoz
    Territorial Hall
  • Erik Jensen

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    Erik Jensen
    Centennial Hall
  • Gemechu Kedrio

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    Gemechu Kedrio
    Frontier Hall
  • Enyish Kinde

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    Enyish Kinde
    Yudof Hall
  • Gloria Lovas-Clark

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    Gloria Lovas-Clark
    Bailey Hall
  • Kenny Pierce

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    Kenny Pierce
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Kenny Pierce

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    Kenny Pierce
    Sanford Hall
  • Gayle Winters

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    Gayle Winters
    Keeler
  • Gayle Winters

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    Gayle Winters
    17th Avenue Hall

Building and Grounds (B & G)

  • Mulugeta Abebe

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    Mulugeta Abebe
    Comstock Hall
  • Kuftu Balla

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    Kuftu Balla
    Pioneer Hall
  • Marissa Bremer-Roark

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    Marissa Bremer-Roark
    Territorial Hall
  • Ray Castruita

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    Ray Castruita
    Pioneer Hall
  • Lonnie Crane

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    Lonnie Crane
    Pioneer Hall
  • Albert Curtis

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    Albert Curtis
    Centennial Hall
  • Hanna Guche

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    Hanna Guche
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Hanna Guche

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    Hanna Guche
    Sanford Hall
  • Genet Hailu

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    Genet Hailu
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Genet Hailu

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    Genet Hailu
    Keeler
  • Julie Harrington

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    Julie Harrington
    Centennial Hall
  • Brian Heldberg

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    Brian Heldberg
    Keeler
  • Brian Heldberg

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    Brian Heldberg
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Rigo Hernandez Martinez

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    Rigo Hernandez Martinez
    Comstock Hall
  • John Huebner

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    John Huebner
    Keeler
  • John Huebner

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    John Huebner
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Trent Johnson

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    Trent Johnson
    Centennial Hall
  • Sonia Jones

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    Sonia Jones
    Pillsbury Court
  • Sonia Jones

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    Sonia Jones
    West Bank Townhouses
  • Kathleen Kelly

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    Kathleen Kelly
    Sanford Hall
  • Kathleen Kelly

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    Kathleen Kelly
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Cheryl La Valle

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    Cheryl La Valle
    Bailey Hall
  • Amy Lang

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    Amy Lang
    Territorial Hall
  • Doug Larson

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    Doug Larson
    Sanford Hall
  • Doug Larson

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    Doug Larson
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Steven Means

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    Steven Means
    Comstock Hall
  • Todd Meitzel

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    Todd Meitzel
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Todd Meitzel

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    Todd Meitzel
    Keeler
  • Olga Mengistu

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    Olga Mengistu
    Territorial Hall
  • Christine Miller

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    Christine Miller
    Pioneer Hall
  • Sean Mulloy

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    Sean Mulloy
    Pioneer Hall
  • Rhonda Nadeau

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    Rhonda Nadeau
    Centennial Hall
  • Sara Parcells

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    Sara Parcells
    Comstock Hall
  • Michael Peterson

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    Michael Peterson
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Michael Peterson

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    Michael Peterson
    Keeler
  • Michael Richie

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    Michael Richie
    Bailey Hall
  • Elyse Royale

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    Elyse Royale
    Centennial Hall
  • Ron Ruhnke

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    Ron Ruhnke
    Comstock Hall
  • Sean Ryan

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    Sean Ryan
    Territorial Hall
  • Tim Sachs

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    Tim Sachs
    Keeler
  • Tim Sachs

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    Tim Sachs
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Donna Wirth

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    Donna Wirth
    Bailey Hall
  • Todd Zack

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    Todd Zack
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Todd Zack

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    Todd Zack
    Sanford Hall

Computer Center Coordinator (CCC)

  • Noah Backhaus - Territorial CCC
    Noah Backhaus - Territorial CCC

    Noah Backhaus

    Office Hours

    Location: Territorial Lab W106

    Monday: 10:00-11:00AM

    Tuesday: 1:00-3:00PM

    Thursday: 2:00-4:00PM

    Friday: 11:00-1PM

    Noah Backhaus
    Territorial Hall
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    Alex Biedny

    Alex Biedny

    Computer Center Supervisor, Residential Life
    Alex Biedny
    Computer Center Supervisor
  • Dylan Celius - Bailey CCC
    Dylan Celius - Bailey CCC

    Dylan Celius

    Office Hours

    Location: Bailey Computer Lab E150

    Monday: 5:00-6:00PM

    Tuesday: 10:30-1:00PM

    Wednesday: 5:00-6:00PM

    Thursday: 1:00-4:00PM

     

    Dylan Celius
    Bailey Hall
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    Infant Derrick Gnana Susairaj, Computer Center Coordinator

    Infant Derrick Gnana Susairaj

    Office Hours

    Location: Pioneer Lab C107

    Monday-Friday: 11:00-12:00AM

    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00-1:00PM

    Infant Derrick Gnana Susairaj
    Pioneer Hall
  • Daniel Grinberg - Comstock CCC
    Daniel Grinberg - Comstock CCC

    Daniel Grinberg

    Office Hours

    Location: Comstock Lab M120

    Thursday: 12:30-3:30PM

    Sunday: 12:30-4:30PM

    Daniel Grinberg
    Comstock Hall
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    Alexandria Hill - Yudof CCC

    Alexandria Hill

    Office Hours

    Location: Yudof Lab 110

    Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday: 1:00-3:00PM

    Thursday: 4:00-5:00PM

    Alexandria Hill
    Yudof Hall
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    Shelby Juno - Frontier CCC

    Shelby Juno

    Office Hours

    Location: Frontier Lab 202

    Monday & Friday: 6:00-8:00PM

    Tuesday-Thursday: 6:00-7:00PM

     

    Shelby Juno
    Frontier Hall
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    Connor Lee, Radius CCC

    Connor Lee

    Office Hours

    Location: Radius Lab 171

    Monday: 9-11:30AM

    Wednesdsay: 9-11:30AM

    Thursday: 10AM-12PM

    Connor Lee
    Radius at 15th
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    Aidan Maloney - Keeler/17th CCC

    Aidan Maloney

    Office Hours

    Location: 17th Ave Lab 104

    Monday & Wednesday: 1:00-3:00 PM

    Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00-4:30PM

    Aidan Maloney
    17th Avenue Hall
  • Aidan Maloney - Keeler/17th CCC
    Aidan Maloney - Keeler/17th CCC

    Aidan Maloney

    Office Hours

    Location: 17th Ave Lab 104

    Monday & Wednesday: 1:00-3:00 PM

    Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00-4:30PM

    Aidan Maloney
    Keeler
  • Victoria Osterhus - Wilkins CCC
    Victoria Osterhus - Wilkins CCC

    Victoria Osterhus

    Office Hours

    Location: Wilkins Lab 400

    Monday: 1:00-4:00PM

    Tuesday: 1:00-2:00PM

    Wednesday: 11:00-2:00PM

     

    Victoria Osterhus
    Roy Wilkins Hall
  • Tiina Otala - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC
    Tiina Otala - Middlebrook Tech Lounge CCC

    Tiina Otala

    Office Hours

    Location: Middlebrook Tech Lounge 96

    Sunday: 9:00-11:00AM

    Monday: 9:00-11:30AM

    Wednesday: 9:00-11:30AM

    Tiina Otala
    Middlebrook Hall
  • Ethan Pearson - Centennial CCC
    Ethan Pearson - Centennial CCC

    Ethan Pearson

    Office Hours

    Location: Centennial Lab C175

    Monday: 11:00-1:00PM

    Tuesday: 2:00-3:00PM

    Wednesday: 10:00-11:00AM

    Thursday: 1:00-2:00PM

    Friday: 9:00-11:00AM

    Ethan Pearson
    Centennial Hall
  • Samuel Place - Sanford CCC
    Samuel Place - Sanford CCC

    Samuel Place

    Office Hours

    Location: Sanford Lab 182

    Monday-Wednesday: 5:00-6:00PM

    Thursday: 6:00-8:00PM

    Friday: 12:15-2:15PM

     

    Samuel Place
    Sanford Hall
  • Max Silvernagel - Middlebrook CCC
    Max Silvernagel - Middlebrook CCC

    Max Silvernagel

    Office Hours

    Location: Middlebrook Lab 193

    Tuesday: 5:00-6:30PM

    Wednesday: 3:00-6:00PM

    Thursday: 10:00-12:30PM

    Max Silvernagel
    Middlebrook Hall

Residence Life Leadership Team

  • Head Shot of Lauren Adamski
    Head Shot of Lauren Adamski

    Lauren Adamski

    Coordinator of Student Conduct, Residential Life

    My Responsibilities

    I provide centralized oversight and management for Housing & Residential Life's student conduct process. I also help our department respond to student needs relating to mental health, and I coordinate with others at the University to address trends in student behavior that impact community safety and individual well being.  

    Where I Can Help

    Questions about our Community Behavioral Standards
    Questions about our student conduct process
    Hall safety and security
    Alcohol policy and prevention information
    Resources for mental health and wellness
    Conflict and crisis response

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2016

    Previous Positions Held

    Community Standards Assistant, Residence Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst                                     
    Program Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center, Syracuse University

    Education

    M.Ed., Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    B.A., Women's & Gender Studies, Syracuse University
    B.A., Psychology, Syracuse University

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "I know there is strength in the differences between us, and I know there is comfort where we overlap."

    Gender Pronouns

    She/her(s)

    Lauren Adamski
    Coordinator of Student Conduct
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    Head Shot of Grant Anderson

    Grant Anderson

    Interim Associate Director, Residential Life

    My Responsibilities

    I work with our amazing team to help manage the day to day operations of the Residence Halls and Apartments. I make sure we have the right staff, in the right places, doing the right things to help support our students in being personally and academically successful.

    Where I Can Help

    Helping students reach their goals
    Partnering with students and families
    Educating around wellbeing
    Solving problems
    Overcoming barriers and obstacles
    Making sure we are a just and inclusive place to live and work

    Educational Background

    Hamline University, BA 1997 in Sociology
    Colorado State University, MS 2000 in Student Affairs in Higher Education
    University of Minnesota, ABD 2013 in Higher Education

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2003

    Previous Positions Held

    Hall Director - St. Olaf College, 1997-1998
    Hall Director - Colorado State University, 1998-2000
    Hall Director - The Ohio State University, 2000-2001
    Complex Director - University of Vermont, 2001-2003
    Coordinator of Residential Life - University of Minnesota, 2003-2013
    Assistant Director of Residential Life - University of Minnesota, 2013-Present

    Points of Pride

    I get up every day thinking about how I can work with an amazing team to positively impact 7000 lives as much as possible. I hope to learn from each person and experience so that the next day is better than the previous day.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
    ― Cornel West

    Life Outside The U

    My family is my most important priority. I am always curious and trying to learn, grow, and improve at everything I do.

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Grant Anderson
    Interim Associate Director
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    Head Shot of Kristie Feist

    Kristie Feist

    Assistant Director, Residential Life

    My Responsibilities

    I oversee the Living Learning Communities program for HRL, and work directly with colleges and academic affairs units, and various University departments and faculty to provide students with academic and student engagement programs that support their personal and professional success. I also work closely with our hall staff to ensure students have opportunities to engage socially with members of the community. 

    Where I Can Help

    Gender Open Housing
    Second Year Experience Communities
    Living Learning Community Selection and Application
    Getting Involved in Your Community

    Educational Background

    Master of Education, North Dakota State University

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2013

    Previous Positions Held

    Assistant Director for Community Development and Education, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    Area Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    Area Director, Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Admission Counselor, North Dakota State University
    Residence Director, North Dakota State University

    Points of Pride

    It is a pleasure to work for a department that values innovation and creativity, while being focused on the individual needs and success of students who live with us. For such a large institution, each person works to bring personal care and attention to the work they do with and for students. 

    Personal Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers

    Kristie Feist
    Assistant Director
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    Headshot of Daniel Gonzalez

    Daniel Gonzalez

    Coordinator of Residential Life, Residential Life

    My Responsibilities

    As a Coordinator of Residential Life, I am responsible for overseeing half of our residential facilities with a primary objective of fostering inclusive environments that promote student success. This is achieved by directly supervising half of the live-in professional staff and indirectly supervising additional professional and student staff members. I am also responsible for overseeing the Professional Staff Training, Development, and Recruitment initiatives within Residential Life, while also collaborating with colleagues and campus partners on additional committees and projects.

    Where I Can Help

    • Residential Life questions and inquires
    • Partnering with students and/or families
    • Helping students and student staff achieve their goals
    • Developing effective motivation strategies for students
    • Professional staff training, development, and recruitment
    • Social justice and inclusion within the residential communities

    Educational Background

    Master of Science in Education, The College of Saint Rose
    Bachelor of Science, The College of Saint Rose

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2017

    Previous Positions Held

    Coordinator of Housing & Residence Life - Western Kentucky University
    Residence Life Coordinator - The University of Southern Mississippi

    Points of Pride

    I am proud to be a part of a leading university and a department that is student-centered and examines all initiatives through the lens of social justice. Regardless of the size of the university, our team fosters the development of a transformative residential life experience where all students – particularly marginalized students – can be successful in their personal and professional pursuits.

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    Personal Motto: Lift as you climb

    Life Outside the U

    Outside The U, I simply enjoy making memories with those close to me! As a native New Yorker and former music student, memories could be made by rooting for the New York Yankees, attending a live concert or other performing arts event, traveling to a new place to learn a different culture, crossing an item off my bucket list, being an advocate for select non-profit organizations, or simply binging the latest shows or movies online! Overall, I enjoy learning different perspectives and cultures while continuing to leave my legacy with each individual I meet.

    Gender Pronouns

    He/Him/His

    Daniel Gonzalez
    Coordinator of Residential Life
  • Jessica Gunzburger Headshot
    Jessica Gunzburger Headshot

    Jessica Gunzburger

    Coordinator of Residential Life, Residential Life

    My Responsibilities

    I oversee half of our residential facilities and help the in-hall staff create communities where students can thrive. I also coordinate multiple committees and projects in our central department. Throughout all my work, I strive to make sure that as a department we are creating inclusive environments where all students, particularly minoritized ones, can be successful.

    Where I Can Help

    • Residence Life questions & inquiries
    • Social justice & inclusion in our communities
    • Concerns with adjustment to college
    • Crisis Situations
    • Professional staff recruitment & training
    • Helping students reach their goals and capitalize on their strengths
    • Working with students and families
    • Solving problems & working through obstacles

    Arrival to the University of Minnesota

    2009-2013; 2017-present

    Previous Positions Held

    Doctoral Associate, Miami University
    Residence Director, University of Minnesota
    Assistant Complex Director, Western Illinois University

    Education

    Ph.D., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University
    M.S., College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University
    B.S., Biology & Secondary Education, Iowa State University 

    Points of Pride

    I am proud of the relationships I build with other staff members as we work together to help students be at their best. I am committed to helping students fulfill their potential, and am proud of any moment I can help make that happen. 

    My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

    "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." - Mother Teresa

    Life Outside The U

    Outside of my position at the U of M I am involved with a local community theatre as their stage manager for large, multi-generational productions. At home I love to bake, be outside, and spend time with people with whom I am close, whether that’s through playing games, making a meal, or watching a movie. I value learning new things and expanding the way I think, both at work and in my personal life.  

    Gender Pronouns

    She/Her/Hers/Herself

    Jessica Gunzburger
    Coordinator of Residential Life
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