Meet the Executive Board

Victor Salazar

Victor M. Salazar, Jr.

Position: Co-Advisor
Title: Coordinator of Staff and Community Development, Housing and Residence Life
E-mail: Victor.Salazar@nau.edu
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Degree: Master's in Higher and Post-secondary Education
Year in RHA: 1

Victor was born in San Antonio, TX where he completed his undergraduate degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. He completed his Master's degree from Arizona State University and arrived at Northern Arizona University in 2010. Victor previously served as a Residence Hall Director for Sechrist Hall and brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the on-campus student experience. Victor is a huge fan of the San Antonio Spurs and also enjoys taking in the beautiful Flagstaff scenery in his spare time
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Rich Payne 2

Rich Payne

Position: Co-Advisor
Title: Executive Director, Housing and Residence Life
E-mail: Rich.Payne@nau.edu
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Degree: Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Year in RHA: 19

Rich was born and grew up in Dallas, Texas. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of North Texas and his doctorate from Northern Arizona University. Rich began as RHA’s co-advisor in 1994 and has served continuously since then. Rich is married to his wife, Cindy, and has three children. When Rich isn’t working he attends all his children’s sporting events, likes to read, travel, and goes sailing in his sail boat.