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Meet The Staff

We are here to help make USF your new home.

The Office of Residence Life staff is committing to providing the support you need to make your transition to on-campus living successful.

If you have questions or would like further information, please feel free to contact us at the email addresses listed below.

Central Office Staff

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Golden Venters

Interim Director for Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)

Email: ventersg@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Chief Housing Officer
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Overall Departmental Leadership
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Jose Cuevas

Program Assistant for SHaRE

Email: jlcuevas@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Support for the Director and SHaRE
  • Housing Charges/Disputes
  • General On & Off Campus Housing Questions or Concerns

Education: BA, International Studies, Dominican University of California MA, Organization and Leadership (expected 2014), University of San Francisco

Hometown: Compton, CA

Favorite Place in the City: In and Out in Fisherman's Wharf

Hobbies and Interests: Boxing, Pro-Wrestling, Soccer

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Lee Swain

Associate Director, Staff and Residential Community Development

Email: hswain@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Residence Hall Staffing and Supervision
  • Community Development Programs
  • In-Hall Conduct and Crisis Management

Education: BS, Animal Science and Biology Education, University of Delaware

MA, Higher Education Administration, New York University

Hometown: Rhodesdale, MD

Favorite Spot in the City: Ferry Building and the Embarcadero

Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, Baking, Movies, Theater, Sci-Fi

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Associate Director Operations and Technology

Email: pocock@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Front Desk Operations
  • Chief Housing Assignments Manager
  • Contracts and Cancellations
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DEiDre smith

Assistant Director of Facilities and Summer Operations

Email: smithd@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Residence Hall Facilities Liaison
  • Summer Conference (Guest) Housing

Education: BA & MA, University of San Francisco

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abel murillo

Assignments Coordinator for SHaRE

Email: amurillo2@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Academic Year Meal Plans
  • Contract Creation/Cancellation Processing
  • Summer School Housing Manager

Education: BA, English, University of San Francisco

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Place in the City: PID HT3052. Google it!

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kyle wells

Service Manager

Email: kwells2@usfca.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Front Desk Manager for Student Life
  • Webmaster
  • Room Reservation Manager

Education: BA, Philosophy, Seattle University

Hometown: Medford, OR

Hobbies and Interests: Heavy Deadlifts

Gillson Residence Hall Staff

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Jason Pender

Residence Director

Gillson Residence Hall

Email: jtpender@usfca.edu

Education: BA, Communication, Humboldt State University M.Ed., Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Favorite Place in the City: On the MUNI. It's an adventure every time!

Hobbies and Interests: Attending sporting events ( Giants, A's, Sharks, Warriors, Bears); Music (rap/hip hop); and all things nerdy (reading, sci-fi, comics, collectibles); sneakers (Jordan's, air max's)

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Tanya Koroyan

Assistant Residence Director

Gillson Residence Hall

Email: tnkoroyan@dons.usfca.edu

Education:BA Sociology, San Jose State University

Hometown:Newark, CA

Favorite Place in the City: Union Square

Hobbies and Interests:DIY Projects, dance, badminton, collecting post-cards, trying new foods, watching I Love Lucy

Other things you should know: I love meeting new people and exploring new places!

Hayes-Healy Residence Hall Staff

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Valissa Thomas

Residence Director

Hayes-Healy Residence Hall

Email: vjthomas@usfca.edu

Education: BS, Health Sciences, California State University, Fullerton

MA, Educational Administration and Leadership Student Affairs, University of the Pacific

Hometown: Fontana, CA

Favorite Place in the City: Twin Peaks! It's gorgeous!

Hobbies and Interests: Food, Movies, Education, Hiking, Hanging out with Friends & Family

Other things you should know: I LOVE BEYONCE!

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Sal Ramirez

Assistant Residence Director

Hayes-Healy Residence Hall

Email: sramirez9@dons.usfca.edu

Education: MS, Organization & Leadership, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of San Francisco

BS, Business Administration, Marketing, University of the Pacific

Hometown: Stockton, CA / Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX

Favorite Place in the City: The Mission - everything from Boba Guys, to Haus Coffee, Dolores Park and everything else in between.

Hobbies and Interests: Painting, hunting for the best boba and ice cream in the city, traveling, and listening to Beyoncé.

Phelan Residence Hall Staff

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Residence Director

Phelan Residence Hall

Email: hswain@usfca.edu

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Shane Price

Assistant Residence Director

Phelan Residence Hall

Email: sprice3@dons.usfca.edu

Education: BA, Psychology, Seattle University

Hometown: Marysville, WA

Favorite Place in the City: Golden Gate Park

Hobbies and Activities: Reading, urban exploring, and frequenting bakeries.

Fromm Residence Hall Staff

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Kathleen Bailey

Residence Director

Fromm Residence Hall

Email: kbailey@usfca.edu

Education: MS, College Student Personnel Administration, Canisius College

BS, Sociology and Health Science, State University of New York College at Brockport

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Favorite Place in the City: It's impossible to choose just one - I love walking down Haight Street, through Hayes Valley, around Golden Gate Park, and on Valencia Street in the Mission, among many others!

Hobbies and Interests: I love impressing people with my knowledge of random song lyrics, spending time outside, trying new foods/restaurants, volunteering whenever possible, and exploring SF and California with my spouse Brian and dog Coco!

Other things you should know: Aside from my work in Residence Life I love to talk with students about studying abroad (I've been to 15 countries through school, work and just for fun), career development, and post-graduation service opportunities (I'm a proud AmeriCorps*VISTA alum and know many folks who have done other service programs!)

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Sally Morgan

Assistant Residence Director

Fromm Residence Hall

Email: smmorgan2@dons.usfca.edu

Education: BA in Psychology and minor in Speech Communication, California State University, East Bay.Currently enrolled in MA in Organization and Leadership, emphasis in Higher Education and Student Affairs, USF

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Place in the City: Coffee Bean and Chipotle!

Hobbies and Interests: Playing basketball, going to comedy clubs, going to the beach, reading, going to theme parks, swinging and spending time with friends and family.

Lone Mountain Residence Hall Staff

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Elliott N. DeVore

Residence Director

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Email: edevore@usfca.edu

Education: BA, Psychology, University of Tennessee

MEd, Education: Student Affairs, Iowa State University

Graduate Certificate,Social Justice in Higher Education,Iowa State University

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Favorite Spot in the City: One of my favorite spots in the city is Dolores Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon with my friends. A close second would be the historic City Lights Bookstore in North Beach—they an amazing selection of critical social theory ranging from queer issues, racism in agriculture, to contemporary religious thought. I also LOVE the Castro theater!

Hobbies and Interests: I'm a member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and am an avid runner. Being that I'm from the South, I often listen to country music and bluegrass. When you hear banjos and fiddles from my office you know I'm thinking about home.

Other things you should know: On campus, I have been involved/collaborated with the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff caucus, the Gender and Sexuality Center, University Ministries, and ISSS! I also advise the Queer Alliance, which is an undergraduate student organization. I deeply value collaboration and community relationships so come by my office in Lone Mountain and say hello!

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Zachary Tepper

Assistant Residence Director

Lone Mountain Residence Hall

Email: zttepper@dons.usfca.edu

Education: BA, Women's Studies and Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Hometown: Newberg, Oregon

Favorite Place in the City: Alta Plaza park!

Hobbies and Interests: Tennis, jogging, and Big Brother

Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall Staff

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Olivia Munoz

Residence Director

Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall

Email: omunoz2@usfca.edu

Education: BA, Journalism and Art, Central Michigan University MFA, Creative Nonfiction, Fresno State

Hometown: Saginaw, MI

Hobbies and Interests: Art, poetry, traveling, food, education

Presentations: ACPA (College Student Educators International), American Anthropological Association, American Educational Research Association, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social.

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Julio Oyola

Assistant Residence Director

Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall

Email: jroyola@dons.usfca.edu

Education: BA, Psychology, Florida International University

Minor: Mass Communications

Hometown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Favorite Place in the City: Parada 22, the restaurant on Haight & Shrader!

Hobbies and Interests: Board games and card games, volleyball, Netflix marathons, the performing arts, DIY projects, moonlight kayaking, road trips, the beaches in Puerto Rico and Miami, and making up new words and terrible puns that I think are so fetch.

Loyola Village Condominium Complex Staff

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Steph Heim

Residence Director/Summer Ops Manager

Loyola Village Complex

Email: smheim@usfca.edu

Education: USF twice! BA - Sociology / African Area Studies Masters - Human Rights Law Education/IME

Hometown: Alsace, France

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Amiya Powell-Hodge

Assistant Residence Director

Loyola Village Complex

Email: ampowellhodge@dons.usfca.edu

Education: BA, Humanities and Cultural Studies, Dominican University of California

MA Candidate, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of San Francisco

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Place in the City: Baker Beach on a WARM day

Hobbies and Interests: Cooking, traveling, Groupon adventures, nature, water sports, and DIY projects

Research Interests: Exploring issues of equity and access for first generation students and students of color.