Former Staff Connections

Hello Former NAU Housing and Residence Life Staff!

Whether you got your start with Housing & Residence Life as an undergraduate, graduate student, or full-time professional staff member, we hope that NAU still holds a special place in your heart. We would encourage to join our alumni group on Facebook as a place to share memories, post job opportunities or simply reach out to connect with someone. We’re also interested in keeping in touch with you! Please fill out this Google form so that we have the most up to date contact information and can reconnect with you. Thank you and we hope to see you in Flagstaff or on campus sometime soon!

Housing & Residence Life Alumni: Working in Higher Ed 

Are you a former HRL employee who is still working in higher education? Please fill out our Google form to be listed below.

Started as Undergraduate Staff
NameStarting NAU Housing & Residence Life Position Current Position
Dr. Melissa HalterResident AssistantUniversity of San Diego: Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Student Wellness
Veronica HipolitoResident AssistantCoconino Community College: Dean of Student Services
Jeff RenselResident AssistantArizona State University: Associate Director, Facilities & Operations for Memorial Union
Rich RoblesResident AssistantUniversity of Cinncinnati: Assistant Professor, Professional Practice & Experiential Learning
Dr. Dylan RustDesk Assistant & Resident Assistant (Wilson)NAU: Director for Global Student Life
Started as Graduate Staff
NameStarting NAU Housing & Residence Life PositionCurrent Position
Alaina DunnGraduate Assistant RHD (Gillenwater)University of Redlands: Director of Recruitment, Graduate and Professional Enrollment
LaTina JacksonGraduate Assistant (Academic Outreach)Southern Methodist University: Learning Specialist/Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Jennifer (Kingsley) Green Graduate Assistant (Greek Life) Longwood University: Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success 
Dr. Penny SandersGraduate AssistantAdams State University: Counselor Education Faculty
Dr. Corey Seemiller Graduate Assistant RHD (Mtn View/North-Morton) Wright State University: Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies in Education & Organizations 
Gisella ZunigaGraduate Assistant RHD (Campbell/Hanley)University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Assoc. Director, Center for Women & Community
Started as Professional Staff
Name     Starting NAU Housing & Residence Life PositionCurrent Position
Dr. Cynthia AndersonArea CoordinatorNAU: Dean of Students
Dr. Eileen CoughlinAssociate Director of Residence LifeWestern Washington University: Senior VP & Vice-President for Enrollment & Student Services
Dr. Terri (Chedester) GarretArea Coordinator (RTWAC)Baylor University: Associate Director for Academic Initiatives, Campus Living & Learning
Dr. Marisa HerreraAssistant Residence Hall Director (McConnell)University of Washington: Executive Director, Community Building and Inclusion
Dr. Ron HicksHall Director (Tinsley)Arizona State University: Associate Dean, Educational Outreach and Student Services
Dr. Laura (Burrows) IsdellResidence Hall DirectorLone Star College: Director of Admissions & Prospective Students
LeAnne Jones WilesResidence Hall Director (Wilson/Allen)University of Washington: Director, First Year Programs
Dr. Stacy KlippensteinArea CoordinatorMiles Community College (Montana): President
Angelica (Castro) MontelongoResidence Hall DirectorUniversity of Houston-Clear Lake: Director of Orientation & New Student Programs
Anika OlsenResidence Hall Director (Mountain View)NAU: Executive Director, Undergraduate Admissions & Orientation
Dr. Jamie PattonResidence Hall Director (Sechrist)Ohio University: Assistant Dean of Students
Shirl PortillosResidence Hall Director (Wilson)Colorado State Univ: Assistant Dir. of Residence Life
Dr. Frank ShushokCoordinator of Greek LifeVirgina Tech: Senior Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs
Susan StubblefieldCoordinator of Residential EducationUniversity of Minnesota-Twin Cities: Associate Director of Housing & Residential Life
Dr. Franklyn TaylorArea CoordinatorSt. Louis Community College-Forest Park: Vice President for Student Affairs
Brian WardCoordinator of OperationsUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison: Director for Communications & Residential Operations
Marcia WardenAssistant Residence Hall Director (McConnell)NAU: Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources
Dr. Chris Wilcox ElliottResidence Hall Director (Wilson/Tinsley)Univ. of Virginia: Assistant Dean of Student Services & Global Programs, McIntire School of Commerce
Sarah Wilcox ElliottResidence Hall Director (Allen/Cowden)Univ. of Virginia: Assistant Dean of Student Affairs: Darden Graduate School of Business
Leroy WrightResidence Hall Director (Cowden/Gabaldon)Appalachian State University: Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development