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VISION

Residential Life and Housing at VCU will be a preeminent urban, public on-campus community providing a one-of-a-kind residential experience.

MISSION

Residential Life and Housing at VCU provides safe, inclusive, and well-maintained facilities where we work together to build intentional communities to empower residents in their academic excellence, citizenship, and personal growth.

Values

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Guiding this mission is a set of departmental values, which complement the core values of the institution.

Collaboration

We value the exchange of ideas and solutions through internal and external partnerships. This value is exemplified through the enhancement of the residential experience through training, community building, policy development, and integration of services.

Inclusion & Diversity

We value celebration, exploration, and understanding among people, ideas and culture. This value is exemplified through creation of a safe and inclusive environment for all students to explore identities of self and others; promoting a life-long commitment to successful living in a global community; and ensuring that policies, programs, and services are inclusive and reflect the diversity of our community.

Resident Centered

We value and recognize that our residents are at the core of our mission and practices. This value is exemplified in our commitment to encouraging and promoting the student voice and providing opportunities for comprehensive student learning, student development, and student leadership.

Learning

We value academic and personal success for all students. This value is exemplified through our emphasis on engagement and education outside the classroom and ensuring a dynamic residential setting where discovery, challenge and support, innovation, and respectful discourse are paramount to the on-campus experience of the student.

Excellence

We value the individual and collective pursuit of exceptional practice in our work and relationships. This value is exemplified through high expectations of staff and students in the residential community. Staff and students continually seek ways to contribute to the future of the department, division, institution, and profession.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement

Residential Life and Housing (RLH) recognizes the importance of upholding an intersectional social justice approach in every facet of our work. We acknowledge that higher education in the United States has deep roots in creating a comfortable experience only for people holding privileged identities. Therefore, we are committed to challenging colonialism in our work by creating equitable communities and work environments for all who engage with our department.

We will: 

  • Uphold an intersectional social justice approach by centering and celebrating the varied, unique, and multiple identities held by our residents, staff, and stakeholders in the communities we build.
  • Challenge colonialism by honoring the knowledge and lived experiences of our residents, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Construct an authentic experience for all people by seeking consultation from residents, staff, and stakeholders in decision making, policy formation, and procedure creation.
  • Create equitable residential communities that empower residents and staff to develop awareness of themselves and others, to recognize the influence of power and privilege, and to live authentically.
  • Cultivate a workplace where both professional and student staff are valued and are called to challenge inequities. 

RLH commits to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of our work. We recognize that intersectional social justice work is a continual process. We therefore strive to continue our growth as individuals and as a department; we invite you to provide feedback on our performance.

For a glossary of terms, please review our DEI Statement Glossary.

Residential Life and Housing is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. As such, we wanted to provide a link to the DSA DEI Statement and the larger VCU DEI Statement.


Message from the Director

The Residential Life and Housing department encompasses 5 major areas: Administrative Services, Conferences and Mail Services, Facilities and Desk Operations, Residential Initiatives, and Residential Life. Each of these areas are essential in providing a comprehensive residential experience. Our mission is to provide safe, inclusive, and well-maintained facilities where we build intentional communities to empower residents in their academic excellence, citizenship, and personal growth. 

On-campus living creates an environment to help students succeed. Not only is on-campus housing steps away from academic resources, but living among classmates makes it easier to connect with friends, host study groups or simply share resources. We offer a variety of on-campus housing options for both first-year and upperclass residents. On-campus housing offers more than just a place to sleep: it is an integral part of the VCU experience. If you have any questions about our website or if we can provide any assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting us at vcuhousing@vcu.edu. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

DIRECTOR


Roark, Gavin

Gavin Roark

Executive Director for Residential Life & Housing
Central Housing
groark@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Marsland_Jennifer

Jenna Marsland

Executive Secretary/ Administrative Assistant
Central Office
jmarsland@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES


Wade, Kevin

Kevin Wade, Ed.D.

Sr. Associate Director of Administrative
Services
Central Office
krwade@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Firer, Jane

Jane Firer

Associate Director of Administration
Central Office
jefirer@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Matt Critchley

Matthew Critchley

Assistant Director of Administration
Central
critchleymd@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Sabol, Barbra

Barbara Sabol

Assignment Coordinator
Central Office
bsabol@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Green, Nicole

Nicole Green

Department Office Coordinator
Central Office
greennl@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

BUSINESS


Kelly_George

George Kelly

Associate Director of Financial Management for the Division of Student Affairs

Higgs, Asia

Asia Higgs

Finance Operations Officer
DSA Shared Services - Finance Service Center
higgsan@vcu.edu
(804) 827-3898

McKee, Anne.

Ann McKee

Finance Technician (Accounts Receivable)
DSA Shared Services - Finance Service Center
ammckee@vcu.edu
(804) 828-6608

Pulley, Shonda

Shonda Pulley

Human Resource Assistant, Central Housing

White, Mildred

Mildred White

Finance Technician (Accounts Payable)
DSA Shared Services - Finance Service Center
mlwhite@vcu.edu
(804) 828-6955

CONFERENCE AND MAIL SERVICES


Nichole Smithson

Nichole Smithson

Associate Director for Conferences and Mail Services
Central Office
nmsmithson@vcu.edu
804-828-7666

West, Samuel

Samuel West

Mail Service Coordinator
Central Office
westsj@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Lackey, Lauren

Lauren Lackey

Conference Services Coordinator
Central Office
lklackey@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Jenkins, Kendra

Kendra Jenkins

Logistics Coordinators
Central Office
jenkinskj@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Wyant, Jahmar

Jahmar Wyant

Logistics Coordinators
Central Office
wyantje2@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Portrait of Rondey, V C U's mascot to hold the place of a staff member who does not have a picture.

Logistics Coordinators
Central Office
(804) 828-7666

Portrait of Rondey, V C U's mascot to hold the place of a staff member who does not have a picture.

Logistics Coordinators
Central Office
(804) 828-7666

FACILITIES


Baker, Kevin

Kevin Baker

Associate Director of Facilities
Central Office
krbaker@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Hill, Samantha

Samantha Hill

Assistant Director of Facilities
Central Housing
sahill@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

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Assistant Director for Housing Facility Projects
Central Office
(804)-828-7666

Willis, Lacey

Lacey Willis

Facilities Coordinator
Central Office
willislv@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Carter, Roy

Roy Carter

Facilities Coordinator
Central Office
rncarter@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

RESIDENTIAL INITIATIVES


Becker, Andera

Andrea Becker, Ed.D.

Associate Director of Residential Initiatives
Central Housing
ahbecker@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Allen, Noura

Noura Allen

Assistant Director of Residential Life for Multicultural Affairs
Central Office
allennc@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Cooper, Lisa

Lisa Cooper, Ed.D.

Assistant Director of Residential Life for
Leadership Programs
Central Housing
lcooper4@vcu.edu
(804)-828-7666

Williams, Jaime

Jaime Williams

Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing for Assessment
Central Office
jlwilliams2@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Tarbell, Justin

Justin Tarbell

Assistant Director of Residential Life
for Selection and Development
Central Housing
tarbellj@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Elizabeth Bergman

Coordinator for Selection and Development
Central Housing
bergmane@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

RESIDENTIAL LIFE


Becker, Megan

Megan Becker, Ed.D.

Associate Director of Residential Life
Central Housing
mebecker@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Bradley, Kimberly

Kimberly Bradley

Assistant Director of Residential Life for East Campus
Central Office
bradleyka3@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Franklin,Theresa

Theresa Franklin

Assistant Director of Residential Life for South Campus
Central Office
franklinta@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Hill, Kenzel

Kenzel Hill

Assistant Director of Residential Life for North Campus
Central Office
hillak4@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Wilkes, Dylan

Dylan Wilkes

Assistant Director of Residential Life for West Campus
Central Office
wilkesd@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Roberts, Rameer

Ra'meer Roberts

Assistant Director of Residential Life for Conduct
Central Office
rroberts3@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Clark, Brownishia

Brownishia Clark

Conduct and Care Coordinator
Central Office
clarkb9@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Robinson, Shannon

Shannon Robinson

Conduct and Care Coordinator
Central Office
robinsons28@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

DESK OPERATIONS


Edwards, Joshua

Joshua Edwards Buck

Coordinator of Desk Operations
Central Office
edwardsbucjl@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Olazo, Ron Joshua

Ron Joshua Olazo

Desk Coordinator
Central Office
olazorj@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Starr, Maggie

Maggie Starr

Desk Coordinator
Central Office
starrmj2@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

Rizvi, Yusuf

Yusuf Rizvi

Desk Coordinator
Central Office
rizviys@vcu.edu
(804) 828-7666

GLADDING RESIDENCE CENTER - FLOORS 11-12 & GRC III


Shaw, Asia

Asia Shaw

Hall Director
Gladding Residence Center
shawn4@vcu.edu
(804) 827-8282

Habeebullah, Tevin

Tevin Habeebullah

Area Administrative Assistant
Gladding Residence Center
habeebullahtd@vcu.edu
(804) 827-8282

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