(440) 826-2114, email@example.com
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
114 Tressel St.
Berea, OH 44017-2088
The goal of the Office of Residence Life is to assist students with all aspects of their lives at Baldwin Wallace University through a variety of services. This includes providing an environment that is supportive of academic work both inside and outside of the classroom and fostering personal growth and development. Experienced staff members get students involved in the wide range of educational, cultural, recreational and social activities offered in BW’s residence halls.
Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct
As director of residence life & student conduct, Robin Gagnow has oversight responsibility for the supervision and coordination of the housing program at BW. Originally from northeastern Wisconsin, his professional journey has included positions and leadership opportunities in Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York. In Ohio, he worked in residence life at Ashland University and Kent State University before coming to BW in 2005. Along with a residence life career spanning over 29 years, Gagnow also earned a bachelor’s degree in earth science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a master's degree at Iowa State University.
Associate Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct
Bob Beyer graduated from The College of Wooster in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and completed his master’s degree in student affairs in higher education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He has been working full time in housing and residence life at different colleges and universities since fall 2000. Beyer started his career as a hall director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and later moved to Lake Erie College to serve as the Director of Residence Life for five years. He has been working as the assistant director of residence life & student conduct at BW since July 2008. Additionally, Beyer has had experience working with orientation, athletics, First-Year Experience and more.
Assistant Director of Residence Life & Commuter Services
Kerry Mullen graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in English and completed her master’s degree in college student personnel at Bowling Green State University. She started her career as a hall director at Ashland University and then became an area coordinator at John Carroll University. Mullen then ventured to Savannah, Georgia where she held positions as a hall director and then a student success advisor at Savannah College of Art and Design. She joined BW as the housing coordinator in 2013.
Administrative Specialist/Office Manager
Kristi Brown has been with BW since 2010 when she joined the campus community working in dining services. She moved to the Office of Residence Life staff in April 2013. Prior to BW, Brown worked as a helpdesk analyst and procurement specialist for Toshiba America Medical Systems in Tustin, California.
Area coordinators are full-time professional staff members of the Office of Residence Life, within the Division of Student Affairs, and report to the assistant director of residence Life. Area coordinators are responsible for a residential area of approximately 800 students and the supervision of four graduate hall directors and 30-35 resident assistants. They are also responsible for the coordination of staff development and training, staff recruitment, residence hall governance and programming.
Area Coordinator for South Campus and Apartments
Todd Heft has been with BW since June 2006. Originally from the Detroit area, he earned his bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication in 2000 and his master’s degree in counseling and college student development in 2003 from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. After receiving his master’s degree, Heft worked as a hall director at Ferris State University for three years before moving to Berea in 2006 to assume his current position. He is a proud inductee of the Eagle Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Heft has also served on the executive boards of the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers, the Northeast Ohio Housing Officers and the Ohio College Personnel Association. He continues to work with students in the college setting due to the vast opportunity to help young adults learn more about themselves and the world.
Area Coordinator for North and West Campus
After earning a bachelor's degree in 2009 from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., Kristin Brewer worked there for two years as the Resident Director/Assistant Director of Student Activities. She then completed her master's degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013. During her time as a graduate student, Brewer had an assistantship as an Assistant Residence Director. Brewer spent two years as a hall director at Bowling Green State University before joining BW in summer 2015.
HALL DIRECTORS AND RESIDENT ASSISTANTS
Hall directors are staff members of the Division of Student Affairs and report to an area coordinator. Hall directors are responsible for implementing the basic goals of the Office of Residence Life by promoting individual and community development. Hall directors perform a role composed of several components, including supervisor, administrator, counselor, advisor, mediator and policy enforcer. Hall directors also work closely with resident assistants and students to promote the University mission.
Resident assistants are staff members of the Office of Residence Life. Resident assistants share the responsibility for implementing the basic goals of the Office of Residence Life by promoting individual and community development. Resident assistants report to the hall director and work closely with the area coordinator, assistant director and director of the Office of Residence Life. Resident assistants also perform a role composed of several components, including peer counselor, advisor, administrator and programmer just name a few.
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