Staff Info

Office of Residence Life


2017- 2018

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). RAs 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. RAs 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 / HALL DIRECTOR – 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. One of two live-in full-time professionals who serves as the primary administration and management of the residence halls to ensure residence life activities and programs promote the academic, personal, social, spiritual and physical development of the students. In addition, serves as an additional presence in the halls during the evening hours. Hall Directors serve as primary respondents to crisis and student conduct issues in the halls. 

Jennifer Walton

 Jennifer Walton
Director of Residence Life / Campus Housing
Whitney, Jacket Suites, & Grand Avenue Hall Director
Room Phone: (419) 783-2601
Phone: (419) 783-2563
Fax: (419) 783-2597
jwalton@defiance.edu
residencelife@defiance.edu

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES & LEADERSHIP / HALL DIRECTOR – Promotes student involvement through coordinating, marketing, and implementing a broad range of student-centered activities and programs including intramural sports. One of two live-in full-time professionals who serves as the primary administration and management of the residence halls to ensure residence life activities and programs promote the academic, personal, social, spiritual and physical development of the students. In addition, serves as an additional presence in the halls during the evening hours. Hall Directors serve as primary respondents to crisis and student conduct issues in the halls.

Jake Arnold

 
Jake Arnold
Director of Student Activities & Leadership
McReynolds Hall Director
Room Phone: (419) 783-2235
Office Phone: (419) 783-2388
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.

Hayley Paulson Hayley Paulson
Whitney, Jacket Suites, and Grand Avenue SRA
Room: Whitney 116
Brooke Waidelich Brooke Waidelich
McReynolds Hall SRA 
Room: McReynolds 248


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

Hayley Paulson Hayley Paulson
1st Floor Low: Room 116
Blake Newman Blake Newman 
1st Floor High: Room 144
Ely King Ely King
2nd Floor Low: Room 216
Nate Hicks Nate Hicks
2nd Floor High: Room 244

 


  MCREYNOLDS HALL

Sidney Faine
Sidney Faine
1st Floor South Hallway: Room 136
Adam Swisher Adam Swisher
1st Floor East Hallway: Room 157
Demario Hill Demario Hill
2nd Floor South Hallway: Room 225
Brooke Waidelich Brooke Waidelich
2nd Floor East Hallway: Room 248
Whitney Webb Whitney Webb
3rd Floor South Hallway: Room 325
Jacob Vorce Jacob Vorce
3rd Floor East Hallway: Room 346


 JACKET SUITES

Noah Goodrich
Noah Goodrich
Apartment 101 North Pod
Wyatt Cadmus Wyatt Cadmus
Apartment 112 East Pod
Jordan Osborne Jordan Osborne
Apartment 121 South Pod 


 GRAND AVENUE APARTMENTS

James Baranoski James Baranoski
Grand Avenue Apartment E