About

Welcome from Pitt Residence Life

The entire Residence Life team welcomes the class of 2020 to the University of Pittsburgh, as well as welcoming back all returning Pitt students!  We have great events planned for the upcoming year and look forward to helping you get the most out of your Pitt experience.

 

Our ongoing goal is to make Pitt’s campus feel like your home away from home. In addition to helping provide a safe and comfortable environment in the residence halls, we’ll help you forge connections and create a sense of community. Our programming will support an engaged collegiate experience and help you consider new perspectives and ideas.  We look forward to a great year and the opportunity to help you create new memories during your time at Pitt!

 

Hail to Pitt!


Our Staff

Associate Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life

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Steve Anderson
Associate Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life
412.648.1154
stevea@pitt.edu
Residence Life Central Staff

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Phil Badaszewski, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Academic Initiatives
412.648.1200
pdb19@pitt.edu

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Kathleen Kyle
Associate Director, Staff Services
412.648.1200
kak58@pitt.edu

DaVaughn Vincent-Bryan
Assistant Director, Residential Programming
412.648.1200
dav44@pitt.edu

 

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Megan Victorson
Assistant to the Associate Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life
412.648.1154
mev32@pitt.edu

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Katie Peters
Administrative Assistant, Staff Services
412.648.1197
kch10@pitt.edu

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Carly Swank
Administrative Assistant, Programming
412.648.2195
cas298@pitt.edu
Area Coordinators

Gwen GorskiGwen Gorski
Area Coordinator
412.648.1200
gwen.gorski@pitt.edu

 

Neil JohnstonNeil Johnston
Area Coordinator
412.648.1200
wnj2@pitt.edu

 

Eddie MachamEddie Macham
Area Coordinator
412.648.1200
eddie.macham@pitt.edu

Resident Directors

Greg Brown
Resident Director, Panther and Irvis Halls
412.383.9080
gregbrown@pitt.edu


Justin Carter
Resident Director, Lothrop Hall
412.648.2813
juc63@pitt.edu


Kayla Dunn
Resident Director, Tower B
412.648.1147
kas412@pitt.edu


Ashlan Hudson
Resident Director, Bruce, Brackenridge and McCormick Halls
412.648.3918
ashlan.hudson@pitt.edu


Katy Lucci
Resident Director, Tower C
412.648.1150
katy.lucci@pitt.edu


Joel Norman
Graduate Resident Director, Sutherland Hall
412.383.7107
jhn14@pitt.edu


Kori Phillips
Resident Director, Tower B

kop3@pitt.edu


Jonathan Richards
Resident Director, Tower A
412.648.9050
jmr243@pitt.edu


James Sparkman
Resident Director, Nordenberg Hall
412.648.3250
jes319@pitt.edu


Cayla Turner
Resident Director, Forbes Hall
412.648.2695
cnt14@pitt.edu


Justin Vallorani
Resident Director, Holland Hall
412.648.1160
jvt16@pitt.edu


Jared Ward
Resident Director, Sutherland Hall
412.383.9101
jtw71@pitt.edu


 

 


 

Mission

Residence Life commits our collective efforts toward educating the whole student; through their residential experiences, our students will emerge as contributing citizens, scholars, and leaders within their communities.

 

Vision

To provide our students with the best residential learning experience in the country.

 

Values

These values are guided by knowledge of students as individuals as well as the theories and practices of the student affairs profession. Residence Life adheres to the ethical principles and standards set forth by the American College Personnel Association.

 

Civility: We strive to promote an environment exemplified by mutual respect and collective responsibility. In doing so, we challenge our students to understand and appreciate their obligation to fellow community members. With the recognition that students will use this knowledge outside of the residence hall, we will also promote the greater social responsibility beyond the college experience.

 

Collaboration: In recognition that we collectively support the University’s educational mission, Residence Life is committed to working in partnership with other departments and stakeholders to develop student-centered programs and services. In an effort to best serve students, we will work beyond departmental lines by striving to maintain open, honest, and consistent communication with others throughout the University. In addition, we will expose students to the various opportunities within the Oakland community and surrounding city.

 

Inquiry: We will continuously strive to further the academic mission of the University by fostering an environment in which students and staff members are free to explore, question, learn, and teach. In order to sustain this environment, we will utilize our resources to create and identify opportunities for learning within our residence hall communities.

 

Integrity and Professionalism: As a Residence Life team, we expect a high level of professional competence in addition to overall wellness and a healthy balance of personal time. Our decisions and actions are well-informed, objective and consistent with University standards, and reflect the use of empathy and reason. We value the importance of remaining informed of current issues in the fields of higher education and student affairs, and their application to departmental policies.

 

Involvement: Residence Life staff understand the value of co-curricular activities and appreciate the importance of the holistic development of our students. We promote and model healthy interactions among students, staff, and faculty. Additionally, we celebrate the unique role we play as educators in the overall college experience.

 

Respect and Dignity: We recognize tolerance as a minimum expectation and constantly strive to achieve greater and deeper understanding of human differences. Thus, we as a department oppose intolerance and are committed to helping all personnel further their knowledge, experience, and appreciation of diversity.