Staff Info

Office of Residence Life

 

2014 - 2015 Staff Info

The Office of Residence Life provides a dynamic living and learning environment with social opportunities and educational experiences planned throughout the academic year. Residence halls provide a comfortable and secure environment and serve as centers for community development as well as growth.

DC's well-trained staff – which includes student peers – has a strong commitment to create and maintain a positive atmosphere for all students. You'll quickly get to know your Resident Assistant. RA's are specially-trained student leaders who serve as role models, peer counselors, educators, information providers, and supervisors to the residents of his or her living area. RA's assist residential students in lots of ways – by planning fun and educational activities, suggesting campus resources, and maintaining a safe environment. They serve "on duty" to provide for student needs during evening hours.

 

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE – Oversees all Residence Life operations including roommate pairing, housing selection, residence hall discipline, RA selection, RA staff training and manages evening crisis response and professional duty.

 

Jennifer Walton


Director of Residence Life / Campus Housing
Jennifer Walton 
Phone: 419-783-2563
Fax: (419) 783-2597
jwalton@defiance.edu
residencelife@defiance.edu

 

 

 


 

GRADUATE HALL DIRECTORS – Graduate students whom directly supervise the SRA and RA’s within their residential neighborhood. These professionals serve as the building manager of daily operations including roommate changes, key management and maintenance concerns. Hall Directors also serve in the crisis duty rotation.

 

Sammi Stevens

 

Samantha Stevens
McReynolds Hall Director
Room Phone: (419) 783-2235
Office Phone: (419) 783-2476
sstevens@defiance.edu

 

 

Jake Arnold

 


Jake Arnold
Whitney, Jacket Suites & Grand Avenue Hall Director
Room/Office Phone: (419) 783-2601
jarnold@defiance.edu

 

 


 

SENIOR RESIDENT ASSISTANT (SRA)  – Undergraduate student professionals that assist the Graduate Hall Director with all individual resident needs, duty scheduling and staff development. These staff members also serve in the crisis duty rotation.

 

Michael Vanderkolk

 


Michael Vanderkolk
Whitney, Jacket Suites & Grand Avenue SRA
Grand Avenue Apartment E

 

 

Kelsey Bowling

 


Kelsey Bowling
McReynolds Hall SRA
McReynolds 246

 

 


 

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA) – Undergraduate students that serve as a resource to each member of their building and floor by implementing positive relationships and community living standards on the floor.

 

WHITNEY HALL

Bailey Marquez

 


Bailey Marquez 
1st floor low: Room 116

 

 

 

Chris Smith

 

 

Chris Smith
1st floor high: Room 144

 

 

Rikki Gurule

 


Rikki Gurule
2nd floor low: Room 216

 

 

 

Cormack Lazarus

 

Cormack Lazarus
2nd floor high: Room 244

 

 

Andrew Senecal

 


Andrew Senecal
3rd floor low: Room 316

 

 

 

Dava Donaldson

 

Dava Donaldson
3rd floor high: Room 344

 

 

 


MCREYNOLDS HALL

Katie Haydett

 

 

Katie Haydett
1st floor North Hallway: Room 114

 

 

Wayne Kelly

 


Wayne Kelly
1st floor East Hallway: Room 157

 

 

 

Nate Height

 


Nate Height
2nd floor North Hallway: Room 205

 

 

 

David Brown Jr.

 

 

David Brown Jr.
2nd floor South Hallway: Room 225

 

 

Kelsey Bowling

 


Kelsey Bowling
2nd floor East Hallway: Room 246

 

 

 

Megan Warren

 


Megan Warren
3rd floor North Hallway: Room 305

 

 

 

Tory Savage

 

 

Troy Savage
3rd floor South Hallway: Room 325

 

 

Ian Fasnacht

 


Ian Fasnacht
3rd floor East Hallway: Room 346

 

 

 


 

JACKET SUITES – THEME COMMUNITIES

 

TBD & TBD
Apartment 101 North Pod

 

Trevon Burrell

 

 

Trevon Burrell 
Apartment 112 East Pod

 

 

Toni-Ann Boyd

 


Toni-Ann Boyd
Apartment 121 South Pod

 

 

 

 


 

GRAND AVENUE APARTMENTS

 

Michael Vanderkolk

 

 

Michael Vanderkolk
Whitney, Jacket Suites & Grand Avenue SRA
Grand Avenue Apartment E

 

 

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