Residential Life Staff

Residential Area Coordinators

Each residence hall and living area has a Residential Area Coordinator who oversees the daily functions of the hall/area. All Area Coordinators hold a master's degree and live in the same community as the students. The Area Coordinator is responsible for tending to the needs of their community, addressing maintenance and facility concerns, meeting with students regarding conduct situations, and serving as a resource to the residents in her area. Each Area Coordinator has an office and can be reached there or via phone/email.

First Year Area

Aurora, Corona & Regina Area Coordinator: Kelsey Hansen

khansen@csbsju.edu

(320) 363-5555

Corona Hall Resident Director: Katherine Kromer

kkromer@csbsju.edu

(320) 363-5534

Regina Hall Resident Director: Alison Toering

atoering@csbsju.edu

(320) 363-5619


Brian, Lottie and Margretta Hall (upper-class residence halls)

Lottie, Margretta & Brian Area Coordinator: Anna Mertes

amertes@csbsju.edu

(320) 363-6021

Lottie Hall Resident Director: Sarah Guzman

sguzman@csbsju.edu

(320) 363-6021


Campus Apartments and Houses:

Campus Apartments & Houses

College Avenue Apartments,
Centennial Commons Town Homes
& Luetmer Apartments

(320) 363-5221

McDonald, Wirth, Zierden,
West Apartments & Campus Houses Resident Director: Gretchen Hughes

(320) 363-5024


 

Director of Residential Life

The Director of Residential Life directly supervises the Area Coordinators and Residence Directors and coordination of the hiring and training of Resident Assistants, Community Advisors and Health and Wellness Advisors. In addition, the Director of Residential Life  leads the department in the management of the four year residential experience including the Residential Curriculum which shapes all department programming initiatives. The Director of Residential Life is also responsible for coordination of the  campus conduct system and policy administration and formation. The Director of Residential Life works collaboratively with the Director of Housing to design and implement strategies that enhance the campus culture and educational outcomes of students.

Director of Housing

The Director of Housing is responsible for the room assignment process for new and returning students. The Director develops and manages the policies and procedures for operational aspects of the residential life program. The Director of Housing is responsible for departmental communications including web/print materials and development and management of policies and procedures for operational aspects of the residential life program and license agreements.  The Director of Housing also supervises the Central Residential Life Office and the Mary Commons Information Desk and Mail Center. The Director of Housing works collaboratively with the Director of Residential Life to design and implement strategies that enhance the campus culture and educational outcomes of students.

The Director of Housing, Mary Beth Thompson, can be reached by calling (320) 363-5580.

Resident Assistants & Community Advisers

RAs & CAs are students who have been selected because of their desire to serve others, as well as develop talents and abilities in others and promote student development. They contribute to the residential program by combining their own pursuit of knowledge and development and by assisting other students to do the same. The RAs and CAs work cooperatively with students in their area to develop a sense of community where integrity and respect are valued. With assistance of residents, the RAs, CAs, and RDs organize activities, programs and speakers to meet the interest and needs of each residential area. The variety and depth of these learning experiences are the basis for building the community spirit so characteristic of the College of Saint Benedict.

Office Staff

We have a talented office team comprised of student staff and an Administrative Assistant, Kathy Sass, who are here to answer questions and assist students, faculty, staff, parents and visitors in relation to campus housing and residential life at CSB. We are here to do what we can to make the transition from home to campus a smooth process. The office is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can be reached by calling (320) 363-5580 or via email at housinginfo@csbsju.edu.