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Learning about Life on Campus

The Office of Resident Education and Development (RED) is responsible for student service and support, daily operations, and quality of life in the residence hall communities. Specific areas of responsibility include staffing, programming, advising and referral, community development, conflict mediation, front desk operations, policy enforcement, educational discipline, and emergency management. RED is an office within the Division of Student Affairs.


Our Mission

Resident Education and Development supports the university's mission by helping to create diverse, engaged, educated communities.  We collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to provide living and learning environments that provide appropriate safety measures, foster academic success, and encourage holistic well-being.  We work to enhance the University experience by promoting personal development, lifelong learning, and the principles of social justice and responsible citizenship.


Our Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Communication
  • Community
  • Learning
  • Multiculturalism
  • Safety
  • Teamwork
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Resident Education & Development (RED)
Department of Student Life
Division of Student Affairs & Services
University of Cincinnati
Stratford Heights, Bldg. #16
PO Box 210045
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0045

Phone:   513-556-6476
Fax:       513-861-6816
Email:   resedev@uc.edu

 



Hall Governments and RHA

Each residence hall community has a government body made up of representatives from each floor of the building. Elections are held in each hall in the beginning of fall semester. Additionally, there is a representative from each hall community to serve in the Residence Hall Association (RHA). RHA is the system-wide hall governance body for all of the UC residence hall communities and meets weekly.  

Hall government groups usually meet weekly in their halls:

  • Calhoun Hall Executive Council (CHEC)
  • Campus Park Governing Association
  • Campus Rec Center/Dabney Council (CRCDC)
  • Daniels Hall Association (DHA)
  • Government of Siddall Hall (GOSH)
  • Jefferson Advisory Council (JAC) — serving Turner and Schneider Halls
  • Morgens Hall Governing Association
  • Stratford Heights Association (SHA)
  • University Parks Apartments Association (UPAA)

Hall governments and RHA are funded by receiving a portion of your room and board fees. Use your voice to influence how these resources are used on your behalf.

Specific information on how to participate in hall government at your hall will be available after hall opening, Check with the front desk or any staff member. We look forward to your participation and involvement. Let’s make your campus home a community of enjoyable learning and unforgettable experiences.

Student Involvement

The residence halls and university campus are your community and every person has important contributions to make. Specific to residence halls are many options for involvement and participation. Students can hold an elected office, volunteer for a one-time project, or be part of an on-going group. There are also staff positions that provide on-campus employment and well as leadership opportunities. 

Interested in planning programs for everyone in your residence hall? Look into Hall Government. Every residence hall has a government that meets once a week. Help plan fun and educational programs for your residents! Look for applications during the first few weeks after move-in.

The Residence Hall Association is looking for residents to join their team! Keeping our motto in mind,

"Serving, representing and advocating for the on-campus student population"

RHA plans large scale programs for over 5,000 residents on campus. Some of the annual programs are Relaxation Station, Sibs Weekend, International Taste and the Welcome Weekend Scavenger Hunt.

If you have any questions, please contact Presley Patterson via email or at 513-556-8251.

Meet Our Staff

Our Resident Education and Development (RED) team is responsible to provide leadership in the development of a positive community environment in the halls. Most of our staff actually lives in the residence halls right along with students. We are readily available to meet or talk with you, and someone from our team is available 24 hours a day to provide emergency assistance if needed. 

CENTRAL OFFICE

Trent Pinto

Trent Pinto
Director

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of Dayton
Master of Science, University of Dayton
PhD in Leadership and Change, Antioch University

Trent joined us from the University of Dayton, where he was an Assistant Director of Residence Life. Previous to his appointment here at UC, he worked in residence life at Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts, Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina and the University of Dayton. Overall, he has been in the field of higher education for more than 12 years. His research interests involve student affairs professionals and the impact of institutional racism, along with racial microaggressions on their work and the ability to manage those hostile incidents all while supporting students. Additionally, Trent appreciates all of the work that Student Affairs does at UC and the sense of pride that comes along with being a Bearcat. While a true Clevelander at heart, Trent has found a home in Cincinnati for his partner and their two children to thoroughly enjoy all that this city has to offer.

Michele Sujka

Michelle Sujka
Assistant Director

Education
Bachelor of Arts in English
Master of Science in College Student Personnel  

Michelle joined us from Eastern Illinois University. Before joining the UC staff, Michelle was at Western Illinois University, Ferris State University, and University of South Florida. Michelle's professional interests involve the effect of female bullying among college students and advising student organizations. Michelle loves sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Michelle enjoys having the opportunity to define what residence life looks like on campus.

Faye Lattimore

Faye Lattimore
Executive Staff Assistant

Education
No college degrees but one in LIFE

Faye Lattimore has been with the university for over 30 years. Faye's area of professional interest is on office management. Faye likes the university's colors, the students, and the opportunity to excel beyond what you thought you were capable of doing. In her spare time she collects coins, love listening to all types of music, stargazing and considers herself a Trekkie.

Patterson, Presley

Presley Patterson
Marketing, Social Media & Event Coordinator

Education
Pursuing her Bachelor in Marketing

Presley is a third year marketing student in the co-op program. As an intern for Resident Education and Development, she runs all social media accounts, plans programs and markets for the office. Presley is also the President of the Residence Hall Association who programs for all residents on campus. In her spare time Presley is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, playing with her new puppy and crafting. She loves being able to welcome students to campus every year and advertising great things happening all over campus to them.

Thembi Carr

Dr. Thembi Carr
Assistant Director        

Education
Bachelor of Human Development, The Ohio State University
Master in Family Science, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D. in Educational Studies, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Thembi Carr has been in the Bearcat Family for many years now. Dr. Carr earned her Bachelor degree from The Ohio State University and her Master and Doctorate degrees from the University of Cincinnati. Her areas of professional interest are diversity education, living learning communities, assessment and feminist leadership. Dr. Carr loves the sense of community that she has felt during her time at the University of Cincinnati. She believes this reinforces the fact that she was destined to be a Bearcat!

Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith
Assistant Director

Education
Bachelor in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Broadcasting and a Minor in Religion, Fontbonne University
Master of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis            

Bryan has 14 years in Residence Life experience, programming development, professional and paraprofessional development. He began his professional career at East Caroline University as a Residence Hall Coordinator then taking another opportunity at Florida A&M University as the Assistant Director of Housing. He has past and current involvement in various Student Affairs Associations and currently is part of GLACUHO where he most recently was a participant in the Mid-Level Professionals Institute. Bryan was part of the programming subcommittee for the South Eastern Association of Housing Officers for the 2012 SEAHO Conference. He has worked at the University of Cincinnati since January 2014.

Kathy Storer

Kathy Storer
Financial Administrator

Kathy Storer began her UC career in 1978. She spent 20 years at the College of Medicine, as a Transplant research secretary. Her patient database was used as a model for the hospital. Following a stent in the Architect’s Office, she moved to UC Blue Ash and witnessed students transitioning from UCBA to Main Campus. Kathy now works for Resident Education and Development by day and is a doll maker by night! She loves working in an area where students are given opportunities for professional/work force experience and a solid education prior to graduation. She loves the many opportunities she has had to grow both personally and professional at UC.

CALHOUN HALL

Shaka Sydnor

Shaka Sydnor
Residence Hall Director
513-556- 8596

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Geneva College
Master of Arts in Higher Education, Geneva College

Shaka grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Going north for college, Shaka studied Communication and Higher Education with a focus on Student Affairs Administration. He joined RED in November of 2013. Prior to his appointment here, Shaka served as a Community Director, Director of Communication and Student Life and as a Graduate Assistant. Outside of Residence Life he worked as a Residential Case Manager at a Transitional Living program. Shaka's professional interests include understanding and removing barriers to college access for foster youth and first generation students, civic engagement and organizational communication. In his free time Shaka enjoys reading, photography, cycling, attending Bearcat sporting events and spending time with his family.

Daniel Zschau

Daniel Zschau
Public Inquiries Assistant

Education
Studied Information Systems, Cincinnati State Technical College

Daniel has been with RED for about six years now. Prior to becoming a PIA, Daniel worked in the Data Center for ten years. He was hired right out of a Co-Op with the center. Daniel's areas of professional interest are computer information and paralegal. Daniel likes how diverse the university is and how friendly everyone on campus has been to him. In his spare time he enjoys walking around campus for exercise and seeing all the green spaces campus has.

Joshua Donath

Joshua Donath
Community Coordinator

Education
Bachelor in Human Services, Geneva College
Master in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Baylor University

Joshua Donath serves as the Community Coordinator for Calhoun Hall. He is committed to enhancing student success through promoting inclusive and educational residential environments. In addition to his current responsibilities, Joshua has a special interest in developing living-learning programs and implementing effective assessment practices. He joined UC after completing his M.S. in Higher Education & Student Affairs at Baylor University and a B.S. in Human Services from Geneva College. He appreciates the collaborative spirit of UC and enjoys being part of a team dedicated to working cohesively towards serving students to the best of their ability.

DABNEY HALL

Stacey Grippa

Stacey Grippa
Residence Hall Director
513-556-6484

Education
Bachelor of Science in Comunication Studies, Northern Kentucky University
Masters of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education, Indiana State University

Stacey came to the University of Cincinnati last year from Northern Kentucky University. This is Stacy's first full-time position in Residence Life.  Her areas of professional interest are residence life, orientation, advising and programming. Stacey's favorite part of UC is the excellent students she gets to work with each amd every day. Stacey like how all of the students here are uniquelly talented and have many different experiences from Co-Op and student organizations. She enjoys working with such passionate and driven students the most.

Brandon Elmore

Brandon Elmore
Assistant Residence Director of Dabney Hall

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Fayetteville State University

Branden joins our staff as the newly assigned Assistant Residence Director for Dabney Hall. He holds a BA in Communications with a certificate of Professional Writing from the illustrious Fayetteville State University, a historically black college and a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. He joined the UC community in 2014 being one of two graduate students receiving the McNair Graduate Fellowship. Branden is a graduate student in the Communications department where he is currently obtaining his Master’s degree. Upon completion of his program, Branden plans to extend his academic career and receive a terminal degree in Higher Education Administration. When asked what he loved most about UC, he answered, "The deep-rooted bond between students, faculty, staff and alum - at such a big institution, its inspiring.”

Jackie Schorr

Jackie Schorr
Public Inquiries Assistant of Dabney Hall

Jackie has been at UC for almost fifteen years. Prior to working for Resident Education and Development, Jackie worked in the business field. She loves to read mysteries and watch her husband play percussion in musicals. Jackie has a UC family; her husband graduated from CCM, oldest son graduated from CEAS and youngest son graduated with a BA in Communications. At UC, Jackie has worked in the Lindner College of Business and Blue Ash and she now works in Dabney Hall. 

DANIELS HALL

Javance Sinclair II

Javance Sinclair, II
Residence Hall Director of Daniels Hall

Education
Bachelor of Science in Communications, East Carolina University
Master in Adult Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Javance joined the Resident Education and Development (RED) team in January 2015. His areas of professional interests include leadership development, first generation college students, student support and advocacy, housing and residence life and multicultural affairs. Javance is a native of North Carolina who enjoys reading, playing volleyball, movies, and traveling. What he admires most about the University of Cincinnati is the family atmosphere that it provides for its students, faculty and staff.

Olivia Berry

Olivia Berry
Community Coordinator of Daniels Hall

Education
Bachelor in Communication, University of Cincinnati

Olivia Berry, or Livvy, is the Community Coordinator in Daniels. She just graduated from UC with her degree in Communications and she was a RA for the past two years. She is extremely passionate about UC and residence life. She also comes from a strong photography background and loves to incorporate that into her student affairs work. Livvy's favorite thing about UC is its strong school spirit and being #thehottestcollegeinamerica.

Rosa Smith

Rosa Smith

Public Inquiries Assistant of Daniels Hall

Rosa is a graduate of Aiken High School where in addition to her classes, she completed two years in a Secretarial Program. She began at UC in 2002 after spending the majority of her career in the Insurance business as an Underwriting Assistant. Rosa has held many positions while at UC including accounts payable, radiation safety, and the school of planning. She enjoys seeing the university through different departments and collaborating with faculty and staff to assist with the needs of the students. She most enjoys the opportunity to work in such a beautiful campus environment and interacting with the students as they develop and prepare for their future.

MORGENS HALL

Arianna Ray

Arianna Ray
Residence Hall Director of Morgens Hall

Education
Bachelor Degree in Communication, Coker College
Master in Higher Education Student Affairs, University of West Georgia

Arianna Ray joined RED in July 2015. She received her Bachelor degree in Communications from Coker College. Arianna then attended the University of West Georgia where she earned an M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs. Since being at UC, she has fallen in love with the Bearcat pride as well as the staff morale of RED. Arianna is excited to be utilizing RED as her avenue to holistically educate students. 

Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson
Public Inquiries Assistant for Morgens Hall

Anthony Robinson has been with the University of Cincinnati for the last 19 years. He is interested in learning about and working with computers. One thing Anthony likes about the University of Cincinnati the most is that it feels like home.


SIDDALL HALL

Joe Vallee

Joe Vallee
Residence Hall Director of Siddall Hall
513-556-8281

Education
Bachelor of Arts in History, Emmanuel College
Master of Science in Education, University of Dayton

Joe was born and raised in Massachusetts. He came to work at the University of Cincinnati from the University of Dayton. Joe is a lover of all sports, dogs, and exploring in his free time. His areas of professional interest are advising, athletics, residence life, mentoring, and community engagement. Joe likes that even though this is a large urban campus, it still feels like a small-medium sized institution. He loves that all of the athletics facilities are located in the middle of campus and how you feel a sense of school spirit everyday on campus.

Abby Jacob

Abby Jacob
Assistant Residence Director of Siddall Hall

Education
Bachelors of Science in Psychology, University of Louisville

Abby is in her second year working for Resident Education and Development. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Originally from Hebron, Kentucky, Abby loves that she can live and work so close to home. She loves going to school at UC because it is such a vibrant, every-changing campus community. Abby says, "If you are interested in travel, mental health or getting involved in residence life, let's chat! My door is always open."

Beth Sprague

Beth Sprague
Public Inquiries Assistant of Siddall Hall

Elizabeth (Beth) Sprague is an 11 year employee at UC, working seven years at CCM and four years in RED.  She came to UC with 23 years of experience with DOE prime contractor Fluor Fernald, where she was supervisor of Access Administration.  Beth is a huge Bearcat fan with special interest in the College Conservatory of Music (CCM).  She has four children, two who graduated from UC (Lindner College of Business and CCM) and a son-in-law from the College of Engineering.  She especially loves her job at Siddall Hall because of all of the interaction with the students and the excitement of being on campus.      

STRATFORD HEIGHTS

Greg Moore

Greg Moore
Residence Hall Director
513-558-7000

Education
Bachelor in Organizational Leadership, Northern Kentucky University

Greg joined our department coming from Wilberforce University. He studied under grad at Northern Kentucky University for Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Leadership Development. Greg's areas of professional interest are Greek Life, Student Life and Residence Life in general. He enjoys being in an environment where he can use autonomy when completing tasks or connecting with others. Greg appreciates being a part of a system that is so diverse and supportive of his professional and personal endeavors. 

Randy King

Randy King
Assistant Residence Director of Stratford Heights

Education
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati  

Randy King joined our team right after graduation. Randy is also a 2016 PharmD candidate here at UC. His areas of professional interest are promoting healthy living, mental, physical and emotional wellness and exercise.  Randy enjoys how diverse the student population is and welcoming new administration and faculty to the university.     

Stephanie Vanyo

Stephanie Vanyo
Assistant Residence Director of Stratford Heights

Education
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Arts in German Studies, University of Cincinnati

She is currently working towards her Masters in Mental Health Counseling here at UC. Stephanie's areas of professional interest are working with adolescents, substance abuse, cognitive behavioral therapy and therapy dogs. She enjoys the campus, opportunities for students to study abroad and do research/Co-Op. She likes living in Cincinnati where there is so much to do!

Mike Hall

Mike Hall
Public Inquiries Assistant of Stratford Heights

Education
Mount Saint Joseph University

Mike Hall studied at Mount Saint Joseph University and received a degree in information technology. His areas of professional interest are with his degree in information technology and renewable energy. Mike enjoys working for a big time institution and the community college feel that comes from staff and students.

TURNER / SCHNEIDER HALLS

Amanda Hamilton

Amanda Hamilton
Residence Hall Director of Jefferson Complex

Education
Bachelor in History, Georgetown College
Master in Student Affairs and Higher Education, Texas State University 

Amanda grew up in Cerulean, Kentucky. She graduated with a Bachelor in History from Georgetown College in 2011 and earned her Master in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University in 2013. Before joining the Resident Education and Development Team here at the University of Cincinnati, Amanda served as Resident Director at the University of Kentucky for two years. Amanda's professional interests include student conduct and student leadership development. When she's not busy helping students, Amanda enjoys crafting, reading, spending time with family, and playing with her loving dog, Charlie. 

Janae' Collier-Green

Janae' Collier-Green
Assistant Residence Director of Jefferson Complex

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of Cincinnati

Janae' Collier-Green joins our staff after participating in both undergrad and graduate programs here at the University of Cincinnati. Janae' has two degrees in Communication from UC and is interested in health and wellness. Janae' enjoys the UC pride and passion of every student here on campus. She says that bearcat pride is real and infectious! "Being a member of a great community motivates me to always give back and become a better person.”

Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Shaffer
Public Inquiries Assistant of Jefferson Complex 

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Human Rights, University of Dayton

Andrew Shaffer works for the combined Turner and Schneider Halls. Andrew received his Bachelor degree in Political Science and Human Rights from the University of Dayton and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Information Systems from the Lindner College of Business. Andrew enjoys attending Cincinnati sporting events.

UNIVERSITY PARK APARTMENTS

Alexandra Fields

Alexandra Fields
Residence Hall Director of UPA

Education
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Central Florida
Master of Social Work, University of Kentucky

Alex Fields joined the RED team in July 2015. Prior to her arrival here in Cincinnati, Alex was a Graduate Resident Director at the University of Kentucky where she earned her Master of Social Work with a focus in Clinical Social Work. Alex completed her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida, earning a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. Alex's professional areas of interest include Intervention and Prevention of Interpersonal Violence in College-Aged Individuals, Success of Students of Color, Success of LGBTQ Students, Mental Health Concerns among Residential College Students, Intersectionality, Identity, and Crisis Response. Alex is very excited to join the Bearcat Family and is most looking forward to providing support and mentorship to students in the UC community! 

Sarah Crist

Sarah Crist
Community Coordinator of UPA

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Minor in Organizational Leadership, University of Cincinnati

Sarah Crist is joining us right out of her undergrad studies here at the University of Cincinnati. She's a proud Bearcat since 2010! Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Organizational Leadership and she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in marketing and her MBA. Her areas of professional interest involve corporate training along with project and brand management. Sarah loves the atmosphere and culture of the campus. She says that Cincinnati is an amazing city with even better students and faculty. "I couldn't imagine being anywhere else!"

CAMPUS PARK / STETSON SQUARE /

UNIVERSITY EDGE

Stacey Grippa

Stacey Grippa
Residence Hall Director of Campus Park
513-221-3111

Stetson Square
513-961-2609

University Edge
513-861-3343

Caitlyn Gottimer

Caitlyn Gotimer
Assistant Residence Director, Campus Park
513-961-2609