Residence Life seems to be running smoothly as the office makes its move to the third floor of Stover Campus Center over the summer. Kelley Hardie, the newly appointed Dean of students, initiated the move.
“We could transition before the semester started, which made it easier to prepare,” Hardie said.
The new office appears to have a more streamline layout, which Hardie said allows for better communication between faculty and more convenience for students.
With the new layout, sits the housing and residence life offices together with the student activities office just across the hall.
“It’s a one stop shop now,” said Hardie. “If students have housing questions, roommate concerns, a lost ID need, it’s all right here.”
The office also provides a new space for student meetings.
“We wanted to some additional to have one-on-one type meetings,” said Matt Pioch, the assistant dean of student services residence life and housing. “Things like one-on-ones with RA’s to have a spot that’s private to talk.”
Along with student accessibility, many faculties find it easier to communicate daily operations. Hardie is now only a few doors down from Pioch’s office. She explains the importance of communicating with Pioch and her fellow coworkers.
“I speak daily with Mr. Pioch. Anything that I need resource wise is here like student files and access to the resident directors to ask them questions about certain situations.”
Pioch attested saying, “With a lot of the issues and the major problems that we have to deal with, just having closer proximity makes those discussions easier.”
Hardie believes the new office is much more efficient than the old layout and has many outstanding benefits for students and faculty.