Meet the Department of Residence Life Staff
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 (RAs) 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 RAs reside in each area. RAs are supervised by the Resident Directors.
Resident Directors (RDs) are professional full-time employees of the Department of Residence Life. The RDs are responsible for the supervision, training and development of the Resident Assistants. The RDs also manage and maintain the administrative functions of their respective areas, East Apartments, West Townhouses, Lincoln Residence Hall and Founders’ Residence Hall.
- East Campus Apartments: Sonny Metoki, (217) 206-8554
- West Campus Townhouses: Melissa Ellis, (217) 206-7260
- Founders Residence Hall: Kyle Roughan, (217) 206-8475
- Lincoln Residence Hall: William Kerch, (217) 206-6195
- Central Office: Kelsey Stybr, (217) 206-6190
Housing Representative – Communications and Marketing is responsible for the implementation of the overall communications, marketing strategies and promotional activities for varied audiences including students, parents, faculty, staff and the guests served by the Department of Residence Life.
- Housing Representative: Haley Houser, Phone: (217) 206-6190
Customer Service Representative is a professional full-time employee of the Department of Residence Life. The CSR is responsible for the day to day operations of the Central Office of the Department of Residence Life.
- Customer Service Representative: Laura Hecht, Phone: (217) 206-6190
Business Administrative Associate is a professional full-time employee of the Department of Residence Life. The BAA is responsible for the financial related matters of the Department of Residence Life, including Civil Service payroll, utility bill payments, financial projections and budgets – administrative and programming.
- Business Administrative Associate: Denise Rothenbach, Phone: (217) 206-6190
Senior Resident Director is a professional full-time employee of the Department of Residence Life. The SRD is responsible for the supervision, training and development of the Resident Directors.
- Senior Resident Director: Talor Mourning, Phone: (217) 206-6190
Housing Administrator 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.
- Housing Administrator: Michelle R. Vinson, (217) 206-6190
Assistant Director of Residence Life – Facilities and Operations is responsible for the comprehensive day-to-day management, coordination and supervision of all residential facilities-related portfolio, staff and business operational functions within campus residential areas of the Department of Residence Life. In addition, he enhances education, social and community building program events for residents’ living environments of Residence Life.
- Assistant Director of Residence Life – Facilities and Operations: Ryan Hofman, (217) 206-6190
Director of Residence Life is directly responsible for the functioning, supervision, management, and administration of the student housing and Residence Life program. Responsibilities include facilities management, housing assignments, summer conference programs, administration of the student conduct code within housing, policy and procedures development, emergency protocols, administrative budget and financial projections, social and educational programming and community-building activities, staff supervision and management.
- Director: Brian Kelley, (217) 206-6190