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Housing and Residence Life Staff

Director of Housing and Residence Life

This position is responsible for providing vision, leadership and overall direction for Housing and Residence Life through management of residence facilities, programs and processes to intentionally create safe, comfortable and educationally purposeful environments focused on student learning and development.

MaryAnn

MaryAnn Matzke is the Director of Housing and Residence Life. She received a B.A. in Communication from Aquinas College ad an M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University. She has previously held Residence Life positions at Niagara University, Valparaiso University, and Aquinas College.

You can contact MaryAnn at mmatzke2@davenport.edu or call 616-554-5517.

Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

The Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life oversees many aspects of Housing and Residence Life including occupancy management, room access, housing card support, billing, communication, and serves as a resource for student questions and concerns. The Assistant Director coordinates and participates in departmental initiatives including but not limited to, recruitment and training, programming, housing operations, and conduct. The Assistant Director has an on-campus office in the Center for Campus Life. 

Erin Mieskowski

Erin Mieskowski is the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life. She received a B. A. in Music from Hope College and an M.Ed. in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University. She has previously held positions at Western Michigan University and Albion College.

You can contact Erin at emieskowski@davenport.edu or housing@davenport.edu or call 616-871-6754.

Residence Life Coordinators

Primary responsibilities of the Residence Life Coordinators include supervision of undergraduate resident assistant staff, student interaction and community development, coordination of housing judicial process, hall administrative functions, and collaboration with other University staff to assist students with a variety of programs and services.

Michelle Paul

Michelle Paul is the Residence Life Coordinator for South Hall. She received her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in College Counseling from Eastern Michigan University.

You can contact Michelle at mpaul6@davenport.edu or call 616-871-6753.

RaeShawn

RaeShawn Nichols is the Residence Life Coordinator for Cook and Meijer Hall. She received her B.S. in Communications from West Virginia State University and her M.Ed in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University. She has previously held a Student Life and Admissions Coordinator position at Western Michigan University's School of Medicine and has also worked as a graduate assistant in the GVSU Student Academic Success Center. 

You can contact Rae at rnichols17@davenport.edu or call 616-554-5027

Rebecca

Rebecca Bartels is the Residence Life Coordinator for Panther Ridge. She received her B.A.in English and History from Bradley University and her M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University. 

You can contact Rebecca at rbartels3@davenport.edu or call 616-554-5095.

Danielle Pipal is the Residence Life Coordinator for Panther Woods apartments. Danielle received her B.S in Exercise Science from Olivet Nazarene University and acquired her M.S in Organizational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. 

You can contact Danielle at dpipal@davenport.edu or call 616-554-5087.