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The Office of Residence Life promotes an engaging, safe and inclusive environment for academic success and personal growth through student-centered programs, innovative services and cost-effective facilities. With 10 University Residence Halls and Apartments, we are home to nearly 6,000 students.

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Director

Dr. Josh Lawrie

Joshua Lawrie, Ph.D.

  • Position: Director of Residence Life
  • Phone: 419-372-2011
  • Email: jlawrie@bgsu.edu

The Director provides visionary leadership for the Office of Residence Life. The Director works closely with housing occupancy, residential education and retention, facilities management, and budgeting to ensure a robust experience for all on-campus students.

Karla Leady

Karla Leady

  • Position: Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 419-372-8734
  • Email: leadyk@bgsu.edu

Serves as a member of Residence Life’s front office staff by greeting visitors, answering phones, assists in interviews and on boarding processes, and managing the Director’s calendar and scheduling. The Administrative Assistant manages Residence Life’s email account, providing prompt correspondence to students and families.

Denise Holcombe

Advises and provides budgetary support to the Director of Residence Life, including assisting in the preparation of all financial reports related to the department fiscal activities and operations.

Residence Hall Supervision

Brittany Krisanda

Brittany Krisanda

  • Position: Assistant Director of Supervision, East
  • Phone: 419-372-9048
  • Email: bkrisan@bgsu.edu

The Assistant Director of Supervision oversees the Hall Directors and Graduate Hall Directors in the daily operations of Centennial Hall, Conklin Hall, Kohl Hall, Greek Village, and Kreischer Quadrangle. The Assistant Director of Supervision, East is also responsible for the training and professional development of residence life staff. 

Claire Semer, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Director of Supervision, West
  • Phone: 419-372-0576
  • Email: clairew@bgsu.edu

The Assistant Director of Supervision oversees the Hall Directors and Graduate Hall Directors in the daily operations of Falcon Heights, McDonald Hall, Offenhauer Towers, and Founders Hall.  The Assistant Director of Supervision, West is also responsible for the recruitment and selection of student staff. 

Residential Success

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Coty Behanna

  • Position: Associate Director, Residential Success
  • Phone: 419-372-2465
  • Email: cotyb@bgsu.edu

Oversees the incorporation of BGSU’s academic mission and strategies into the on-campus residence halls, along with managing all retention and success initiatives to support residential students. The Associate Director of Residential Success also supervises the office’s leadership programs, peer mentorship programs, diversity initiatives, student engagement, and assessment initiatives. 

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  • Position: Coordinator, Diversity Initiatives
  • Phone: 419-372-2011
  • Email: reslife@bgsu.edu

Responsible for developing and implementing multicultural, social justice, and retention programs, initiatives, and trainings for Residence Life staff. The Coordinator also oversees the Resident Success Mentor Program and large-scale diversity programs across the department. 

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Alex Bakhaus

  • Position: Coordinator, Leadership & Administration
  • Phone: 419-372-2594
  • Email: abakhau@bgsu.edu

Advises the Resident Student Association and National Residence Hall Honorary and implements leadership development initiatives in on-campus residence halls. The Coordinator for Leadership and Administration is also responsible for overseeing front desk operations throughout campus by ensuring proper costumer service in accordance with safety and security processes. 

Graduate & Doctoral Students

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Jon McCullough

  • Position: Graduate Leadership Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-6808
  • Email: jtmccul@bgsu.edu

Develops and implements the Leaders-in-Residence program and oversees the registration and training of facilitators while enrolled in a graduate program at BGSU. The Graduate Leadership Coordinator also co-advises the Resident Student Association and/or National Residence Hall Honorary with support from the Coordinator of Leadership & Administration.

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Darwins Olcima

  • Position: Graduate First Generation Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-7469
  • Email: dolcima@bgsu.edu

Implements programming for students in Generation Falcon cohorts throughout the year and develops and executes the summer bridge Generation Falcon program for first-generation students. 

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Taaj Jones

  • Position: Graduate SMART Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-9543
  • Email: taajj@bgsu.edu

Develops and oversees the SMART program in accordance with the priorities of the program and advises the SMART Mentors to ensure meaningful mentorship. The Graduate SMART Coordinator also assists in planning large-scale programming events across campus. 

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Madeline Cuckow

  • Position: Graduate Academic Support Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-8737
  • Email: mcuckow@bgsu.edu

Assists students experiencing academic concerns or are identified as academically at-risk. The Graduate Academic Support Coordinator connects students to Academic Peer Mentors who provide 1:1 academic skills and mentorship.

Facilities and Operations

Ryan Hofman, Ed.D.

  • Position: Associate Director, Facilities & Operations
  • Phone: 419-372-8860
  • Email: rphofma@bgsu.edu

Works in conjunction with Campus Operations to oversee the daily operations of the residence hall facilities, custodial, renovations, and maintenance work. 

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Jacob Gibson

Oversees daily security of the residential building and access for students and staff. The IT Security Specialists ensures electronic access to buildings is in proper working order. 

Housing, Assignments, and Administration

Joshua Maxwell, Ed.D.

Oversees processes and occupancy management for on-campus residence halls, along with coordinating housing for conference programs, marketing and communication to current and prospective students, and the technology-related needs of the office. The Associate Director of Housing & Administration supervises housing staff to establish best practices for customer service policies and procedures.

Annie Long

  • Position: Student Services Counselor
  • Phone: 419-372-2011
  • Email: annlong@bgsu.edu

Provides support to parents and students as they inquire about residence life at BGSU and processes changes to room assignments, housing applications, billing, etc.

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Shelly Schwamberger

Serves as housing team secretary to answer phone calls, schedules student conduct meetings with Hall Directors, and assists with student staff hiring functions. 

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Rebecca Lyons

  • Position: Housing Operations Coordinator
  • Phone: 419-372-2011
  • Email: rlyons@bgsu.edu

Manages and oversees the housing selection process throughout the year, assignments, room changes, and processes housing appeals on a rolling basis. Works directly with living learning community directors to coordinate assignment-related needs, and oversees the all gender housing application process.  Supervises the office’s two student services counselors.

Brittany Cross

  • Position: Student Services Counselor
  • Phone: 419-372-2011
  • Email: bnboggs@bgsu.edu

Provides support to parents and students as they inquire about residence life at BGSU and processes changes to room assignments, housing applications, billing, etc.

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Kenneth Rutski

Documents and analyzes business processes and data systems for the Office of Residence Life. The Business Analyst maintains the housing assignment data system to ensure proper user and staff functionality within and across various university systems.

Centennial Hall

Alyssa Yoxtheimer

  • Position: Centennial Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-4052
  • Email: ayoxthe@bgsu.edu

Live-in staff member who is responsible for creating an enriching and safe living and learning environment in Centennial. The Hall Director provides intentional programming, facilitates the student conduct process, oversees operations of the residence hall, and supervises the Graduate Hall Director. Serves in an on-call duty rotation to ensure safety of students and residents of BGSU.

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Eric Juzkiw

  • Position: Centennial Hall Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-4053
  • Email: ejuzkiw@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of Centennial. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

Conklin, Kohl, and Greek Village

Mark Wade

Mark Wade

  • Position: Conklin, Kohl & Greek Village Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-2493
  • Email: wademd@bgsu.edu

Live-in staff member who is responsible for creating an enriching and safe living and learning environment in Conklin, Kohl, and Greek Village. The Hall Director provides intentional programming, facilitates the student conduct process, oversees operations of the residence hall, and supervises the Graduate Hall Director. Serves in an on-call duty rotation to ensure safety of students and residents of BGSU.

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Christina Feeman

  • Position: Conklin Hall Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-3228
  • Email: clfreem@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of Conklin. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

Emily Musallam

  • Position: Kohl Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-2963
  • Email: emusall@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of Kohl. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

Falcon Heights

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Casey Roberts

  • Position: Falcon Heights Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-4042
  • Email: carober@bgsu.edu

Live-in staff member who is responsible for creating an enriching and safe living and learning environment in Falcon Heights. The Hall Director provides intentional programming, facilitates the student conduct process, oversees operations of the residence hall, and supervises the Graduate Hall Director. Serves in an on-call duty rotation to ensure safety of students and residents of BGSU.

Emma Wilkin

  • Position: Falcon Heights Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-4043
  • Email: wilkine@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of Falcon Heights. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

Founders Hall

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William Stafford

Live-in staff member who is responsible for creating an enriching and safe living and learning environment in Founders. The Hall Director provides intentional programming, facilitates the student conduct process, oversees operations of the residence hall, and supervises the Graduate Hall Director. Serves in an on-call duty rotation to ensure safety of students and residents of BGSU.

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Matthew Talone

  • Position: Founders Hall Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-8379
  • Email: mtalone@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of Founders. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

Kreischer Quadrangle

Shadae Mallory

Ryan Patterson

  • Position: Kreischer Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-2645
  • Email: rpatte@bgsu.edu

Live-in staff member who is responsible for creating an enriching and safe living and learning environment in Kreischer. The Hall Director provides intentional programming, facilitates the student conduct process, oversees operations of the residence hall, and supervises the Graduate Hall Director. Serves in an on-call duty rotation to ensure safety of students and residents of BGSU.

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Stephen Ohijemiagbon Ahone

  • Position: Kreischer C/D Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-9345
  • Email: sahone@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of Kreischer. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

McDonald Hall

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Josh Belcher

Live-in staff member who is responsible for creating an enriching and safe living and learning environment in McDonald. The Hall Director provides intentional programming, facilitates the student conduct process, oversees operations of the residence hall, and supervises the Graduate Hall Director. Serves in an on-call duty rotation to ensure safety of students and residents of BGSU.

Cole McKane

  • Position: McDonald Hall Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-2972
  • Email: nmckane@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of McDonald. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

Offenhauer Towers

Trevor Stutz

  • Position: Offenhauer Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-8134
  • Email: tstutz@bgsu.edu

Live-in staff member who is responsible for creating an enriching and safe living and learning environment in Offenhauer. The Hall Director provides intentional programming, facilitates the student conduct process, oversees operations of the residence hall, and supervises the Graduate Hall Director. Serves in an on-call duty rotation to ensure safety of students and residents of BGSU.

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  • Position: Offenhauer Hall Graduate Hall Director
  • Phone: 419-372-2011
  • Email: reslife@bgsu.edu

The Graduate Hall Director works alongside the full-time RHD to administer hall-wide programming and assist in daily operations of Offenhauer. The GHD is a live-in graduate student that serves in an on-call duty rotation to provide crisis management as needed. 

Updated: 04/29/2022 01:19PM