Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs: Residence Life and Leadership Development
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Hello! I am beginning my third year as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Westminster College.I completed my undergraduate degree in Communications at Baldwin-Wallace (Berea, Oh) and my master's degree in College Student Personnel at Miami University (Oxford, Oh). I worked at the University of New Hampshire as a Residence Hall Director for two years before coming to Westminster. I love working with college students and watching them grow and learn important life skills throughout their time at college. I love spending my free time with family and friends (especially my three nephews) and enjoy watching the Cleveland Browns.
Graduate assistants and undergraduate staff members serve as supervisory staff in the residence halls. Supervisory staff oversee the community development efforts of the resident assistants, and ensure all health and safety standards are met. Residence Directors directly supervise the RA staff in their assigned residence halls. Community Advisors are undergraduate students who coordinate community development with the Assistant Director in certain residence halls. All supervisory staff work with students, resident assistants (RAs),and the Office of Student Affairs to provide an environment within which each student can reach his or her fullest potential.
Community Advisor for Browne Hall
My name is Caitie Fleckenstein and I am currently the Community Advisor of Browne Hall. I am a senior here at Westminster College working on my degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. This is my third year in residence life, previously working as an RA for two years with first year women. I am also involved in activities on campus serving as the president of my sorority, the secretary of Colleges Against Cancer, and an officer for SWAT which is our tour guides on campus. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Westminster so far, and I cannot wait to work with so many wonderful people this year!
Residence Director for Eichenauer Hall
I am beginning my second year at Westminster College. After earning my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University, I came to Westminster in the fall of 2011 as the Residence Director in Russell Hall. Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Education degree in Evaluation & Measurement at Kent State University. I am excited to begin working this year as the Residence Director of Eichenauer Hall. Outside of residence life, I am active on campus as an advisor for IFC. When not working or spending time around campus, I enjoy hiking, wiffle ball, and finding great local golf courses. I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany, and I am an avid Minnesota Twins baseball and University of Alabama football fan. Roll Tide!
Community Advisor for Ferguson Hall
I am a History major who loves spending time with my friends. On campus I enjoy being a member of Habitat for Humanity, Frisbee Club and a sorority. All of the clubs Ihave joinedand working on campus keeps me busy, but I enjoy everything I participate in at Westminster. This is my second year in Residence Life and I am having a blast! My college experience would not have been the same if I had not been a part of Residence Life.
Residence Director for Galbreath Hall/Thompson House
Hi! I’m Bridget O’Donnell, the Residence Director of Galbreath Hall and Thompson House. This is my second year here at Westminster and I am loving my experience, especially meeting and working with students, and programming. On campus, I like to attend Allies meetings and I collaborate with the Lawrence Country Crisis Shelter to plan programs for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness. I am also working with a group of RAs this year to start a Diversity Committee. I am currently a graduate student at Kent State University, working towards a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel. I really love my coursework, especially those classes relating to multicultural affairs and international students. After graduation in May, I hope to get a job in international student services or residence life.
Residence Director for Hillside/Jeffers Hall
Hello, my name is Jayne Piskorik. This is my second year as a resident director for Hillside and Jeffers Halls. I graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor degree in Elementary Education and Music minor. Currently, I am working toward my Masters degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Slippery Rock University. I like spending time with my friends and family and I am an avid Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers fan.
Residence Director for Russell Hall
I am the new Residence Director of Russell Hall. I am starting my first year as a graduate student in Kent State University’s Higher Education Administration Master’s Program. I came to Westminster from Lafayette College, where I earned degrees in Chemical Engineering and Government & Law and served as a Head Resident, among other pursuits. I enjoy working with first-year students and am looking forward to seeing the Class of 2016 thrive. In my free time I like to explore the great outdoors by hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, and geocaching.
Residence Director for Shaw Hall
I am currently pursing my Masters Degree at Kent State University in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel. I am also the RD for Shaw Hall. This is my second year working in Shaw. My background in higher education began at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and was very involved in student life. As an undergrad I developed a strong affinity to first-year experience programs, education abroad, Alternative Break Programs, Admissions, and Alumni Relations.
The three years I spent as a Resident Assistant at BW helped me to become passionate about Residence Life and ultimately led me to become an Residence Director here at Westminster College. One of my favorite things about Residence Life is the opportunity it presents to support students as they engage in the process of living and learning in the college environment. To me, it is exciting and fun to help the students and RA Staff of Shaw Hall to build a community where they can better connect to one another and Westminster.
Resident Assistants are upper class students who live within each residence hall community. They are available to assist you with any questions or problems you may have. In addition, they act in counseling and an informative capacity and handle assigned administrative responsibilities. Their goal is to interact with residents, helping to build and maintain a sense of community within the residence halls. They also strive toward bridging the classroom experience with residential living through educational and social programming, and to nurture a sense of mutual respect and responsibility in the residence halls.
HOUSE (Helping Others Understand & Support Equality)
HOUSE is a group of RAs that wants to educate our residents and fellow RAs through conversation, programming and role modeling. We encourage others to explore issues surrounding diversity and equality and challenge themselves to break down barriers and stereotypes. After all, we all live under the same roof!
Meetings are every Wednesday at 4:00pm in 253 McKelvey.
For more information, contact Megan Donaldson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ashley Cable (email@example.com) or Amber Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org).