Learn more about R.E.D.
Through intentional leadership, we create a residential program for our students that is focused on support, commitment, connections, and holistic growth.
Our Core Values: Community, learning, inclusion, and leadership.
Resident Education & Development (RED)
Division of Student Affairs
University of Cincinnati
Stratford Heights, Bldg. #16
PO Box 210045
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0045
Join the Hall Opening Team!
The Hall Opening Team (H.O.T.) is a great way to make new friends at the beginning of the fall semester. H.O.T. members volunteer to help other students move in during Welcome Week, and are rewarded by getting to move in early!
- The HOT Regristration is now closed
H.O.T. volunteers will be contacted in early August with instructions for move-in, and more details about their assignments.
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. 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
- Scioto Hall Association
- Stratford Heights Association (SHA)
- University Parks Apartments Association (UPAA)
Specific information on how to participate in hall government is at your front desk or you can talk to a staff member.
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premiere honorary supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. Incorporated in 2016 the Queen City chapter of NRHH was created with the intention of upholding the pillars of Leadership, Recognition, Scholastics, and Service within not only the Bearcat community, but the greater Cincinnati area as well. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. It ensures the advancement of member chapters through resource sharing, programming, and leadership development opportunities to contribute and support the vision of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Incorporated.
For more information, please visit NRHH's OrgSync portal here.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
In addition to hall government, 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. 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.
A portion of your room and board fee, called an activities fee, is given to fund the Residence Hall Association. You can use your voice to influence how these funds are used. Make an impact on your residential experience. 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." If you have any questions, please contact the RHA President via email or at 513-556-3567.
Our Resident Education and Development (RED) team is responsible to provide leadership in the development of a positive community within the residence halls. Most of our staff lives in the residence halls along with the students. We are available to meet or talk with you, and someone from our team is available 24 hours a day to provide emergency assistance if needed.
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Trent Pinto Director of Resident Education & Development
Education Ph.D., Leadership & Change - Antioch University M.A., College Student Personnel - University of Dayton B.A., History - University of Dayton
Trent Pinto has been with the department for over 3 years and is proud to call the city of Cincinnati his home. He previously worked for the University of Dayton for 5 years as an Assistant Director of Residence Life. His research interests involve student affairs professionals and the impact of institutional racism along with racial micro aggressions on their work, and their ability to manage those incidents while supporting students. While a true Clevelander at heart, Trent has found a home in Cincinnati for his partner and 2 children!
Michelle Sujka Assistant Director of Resident Education & Development
Education M.A., College Student Personnel - Western Illinois University B.A., English - Eastern Illinois University
Michelle joined us from Eastern Illinois University. Before joining the UC staff, Michelle worked for 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 likes having the opportunity to define what residence life looks like on campus.
Bryan Smith Assistant Director of Resident Education & Development
Education M.A., Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies - University of Missouri B.A., Communication - Fontbonne University
Mr. Smith has 15 years in residence life experience, programming development, professional and paraprofessional development. His first full time professional job was at East Carolina University as a Residence Hall Coordinator then as an Assistant Director of Housing at Florida A&M University. 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. Mr. Smith has work with the University of Cincinnati since January of 2014.
Kathy Storer Financial Administrator for Resident Education & Development
Kathy Storer began her UC career as a secretary in 1978. She spent 20 years in the College of Medicine when the City of Cincinnati purchased the hospital from the university for just one dollar. Through her time working for the college she developed a patient database. Kathy moved out to UC Blue Ash enjoying the quiet, yet beautiful campus watching students transition through to Main Campus. Kathy loves working in an area, now with RED, where students are given opportunities for professional development, work force experience, and a solid education prior to graduation. She loves the many opportunities she has had to grow both personally and professionally at UC.
Faye Lattimore Executive Staff Assistant for Resident Education & Development
No college degrees but one in LIFE
Ms. Faye Lattimore has been with the university for over 30 years. Faye's area of professional interest is in office management. Faye likes the universities colors, the students, and the opportunity to excel beyond what you thought you were capable of doing. In her spare time she collects coins, loves listening to all types of music, star gazing and considers herself a Trekkie.
Presley Patterson Social Media Marketing Intern
Education Pursuing her B.A. in Marketing
Presley is a fourth year marketing student in the co-op program. Interning for Resident Education & Development, she runs all social media accounts, plans programs, and creates marketing materials for recruitment efforts and more. In her free time she enjoys traveling, crafting, and playing with her golden retriever puppy.
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Education M.A., Student Affairs Administration - Lewis & Clark College '16 B.S., Business Communications - Northern Arizona University '14
Kevin Wright currently serves as the Community Coordinator in Calhoun Hall. He is a first-generation college graduate from Las Vegas, Nevada and his hobbies include traveling, networking, going to concerts, and endlessly watching Netflix. If you're ever in the mood to nerd out about Supernatural, Marvel/DC, Disney, or Hip-Hop, don't be afraid to stop by his office! Kevin aspires to become a college president so he can advocate for more affordability and accessibility for students wanting to pursue a higher education.
Public Inquiries Assistant
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 on campus.
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Community Coordinator: (513) 558-8432
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Electronic-Media, Minor: Information Technology- University of Cincinnati
A native of Miami, FL Corey Griffin joined our team in 2016 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. Corey served as a Resident Advisor for two years in Turner Hall and is currently pursuing his MBA as well as his Master’s Degree in Marketing. His interest includes the sports and technology industry, traveling, and discovering new food spots. Corey is passionate about the professional development of students throughout their academic career and is excited to serve in his new role as Community Coordinator!
B.A. Communication and Media Studies with a minor in Business Administration from Georgetown College
Haley Hart is the Co-Community Coordinator over the Satellite Locations. She recently graduated from Georgetown College with her bachelors in Communication and Media Studies and a minor in Business Administration. Haley was a part of Residence Life for three years during her undergraduate years and is excited to be part of the R.E.D. team her at UC!
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Residence Hall Director - (513) 556-6484
Masters of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education, Indiana State University Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, Northern Kentucky 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 and every day. Stacey likes how all of the students here are uniquely talented and have many different experiences from Co-op and student organizations. She enjoys working with such passionate and driven students the most.
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology
Brigid is ecstatic to be the Community Coordinator for CRC and Dabney Hall. She comes to UC from the University of Dayton where she served four years in the Department of Housing and Residence Life while studying Exercise Physiology. Her passions include active outdoors, sharing a cup of coffee with friends, and finding new local places to adventure. She loves the opportunities that college offers for students to find their own passions outside of the classroom as they pursue their degrees and believes in the importance of a holistic experience. Brigid also reccommends a bowl of vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles from Center Court!
Public Inquiries Assistant
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.
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Javance Sinclair, II
Residence Hall Director - (513) 556-0676
Bachelor of Science in Communications, East Carolina University
Master in Adult Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
A native of Saint Pauls, North Carolina Javance Sinclair, II joined the RED team as a Residence Hall Director in January 2015. His professional interests include leadership development, first generation and low-income college students, student support and advocacy, housing and residence life, and supporting students of color. When not working with on-campus residents, Javance enjoys dancing, reading, playing volleyball, watching 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.
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.
Public Inquiries Assistant
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.
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Residence Hall Director - (513) 556-7500
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.
Assistant Hall Director
Education Rochester Institute of Technology 15'- Bachelors of Arts in Journalism
Olivia came to UC last year from upstate New York. After serving as an RA for two years at her former institution she is excited to be apart of this fabulous RED team and is looking forward to a wonderful year. Olivia is currently working on a masters degree in communication focusing on portrayals of racial minorities within television media. Olivia enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and dancing (especially Latin dance). She describes herself as someone who loves smiles,the color pink and Hip-Hop music.
Public Inquiries Assistant
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.
Alex Fields Residence Hall Director
Education Master's of Social Work - University of Kentucky Bachelor of Science in Psychology - University of Central Florida
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's Degree. 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 looking forward to providing support and mentorship to students in the UC community!
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Minor in Organizational Leadership, University of Cincinnati
Sarah Crist joined our team in 2015 from 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!"
Public Inquiries Assistant
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Residence Hall Director - (513) 556-8281
M.S.Ed. Higher Education & Student Affairs - Baylor University - Waco, TX
B.S. Human Services - Geneva College - Beaver Falls, PA
As the Residence Hall Director, Joshua Donath is responsible for ensuring safety, building community, responding to emergencies, and providng educational opportunities for residents in Siddall Hall. He does this through the leadership development of the Public Inquiries Assistant, Assistant Hall Director, and Resident Advisors living on each floor.
Public Inquiries Assistant
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.
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Residence Hall Director - (513) 558-7000
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.
Education Master of Science in Higher Education with a Concentration in Student Affairs, University of Kansas Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Justice Studies, Northeastern Illinois University
Shevy Legendary Booze joined RED in July 2016. Since being at UC, she has authentically accepted Bearcat Pride and is increasingly excited about the many opportunities within RED and with RED campus partners. Shevy is dedicated to the holistic development of students and professional staff and seeks to find new avenues to engage all community stakeholders.
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Residence Hall Director - (513) 556-3925
Bachelor in History, Georgetown College
Masters 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.
Assistant Residence Director
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.”
Public Inquiries Assistant
Michael is currently completing his 3rd year of his Information Technology Degree here at UC.
Michael has worked for the University for many years and he loves working with the UC community and is very excited to be part of the RED team. Michael is a Cincinnati native and attended Thomas Moore College. Michael is an accomplished welder and machinist. His hobbies are bass guitar, car detailing and music.