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Residence Life University of Illinois Springfield

Meet the Department of Residence Life Staff

Contact the Housing Office

We are available to answer your questions and assist you in making your residence on campus safe and comfortable.

Get to know the staff, including:

Resident Assistants (RA’s) are paraprofessional employees of the Department of Residence Life. They undergo a training program to enable them to effectively assist all residents in adapting to life at UIS. A team of RA’s reside in each area. RA’s are supervised by the Resident Directors.

Resident Directors (RD’s) are professional full-time employees of the Department of Residence Life. The RD’s are responsible for the supervision, training and development of the Resident Assistants. The RD’s also manage and maintain the administrative functions of their respective areas, East Apartments, West Apartments, Lincoln Residence Hall and Founders’ Residence Hall.

Housing Administrator III

Michelle R. Vinson, Housing Administrator III, is responsible for the daily operations of the Central Office of Department of Residence Life.  She has oversight of the housing assignment processes for all residential students.  In addition, she manages, monitors, and implements the policies and procedures of student housing.


John Ringle, Director of Residence Life, is responsible for the management, supervision, and operation of Residence Life including the operations of the Housing Office, housing services, and maintenance functions. He is responsible for monitoring and implementing the policies and procedures of housing as well.