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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.

MaryAnn's office is in the Center for Campus Life. 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.

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.

Erin's office is in the Center for Campus Life. You can contact Erin at emieskowski@davenport.edu or call 616-871-6754.

Residence Life Coordinators

The Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) are full-time professionals who live in South and Cook Hall. RLCs manage the day-to-day operations of the residential community. This position includes supervision, student development, and housing functions in an effort to provide a residential environment reflective of the University’s values. RLCs coordinate and participate in departmental initiatives including, but not limited to: Resident Assistant recruitment and training, programming, housing operations, and conduct. RLCs also participate in an on-call duty rotation for after-hour crisis response on campus and assist with other departmental committees and initiatives as assigned.

Michelle

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.

Michelle's office is in the West Lobby of South Hall (closest to the Student Center). 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. 

Rae's office is on the first floor of Cook Hall. 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. 

Rebecca's office is on the first floor of Panther Ridge 2. You can contact Rebecca at rbartels3@davenport.edu or call 616-554-5658.

Danielle

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. 

Danielle's office is in the Center for Campus Life. You can contact Danielle at dpipal@davenport.edu or call 616-554-5087.