Residence Life

Contact Us

Our department is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
​​​​​​​Please call 216.687.5196 or email for assistance.​​​​​​​

Central Office Staff:

Lynn Ellison, Director of Residence Life
​​​​​​​The Director is ultimately responsible for all policies, procedures, and activities in the residence halls as well as the supervision of the entire staff. They serve as the liaison between the Department of Residence Life and the larger campus community. 

​​​​​​​Mason Lee Branham, Associate Director, Residence Life
The Associate Director is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the residence halls and direct supervision of the Resident Directors and the Front Desk Supervisor. They serve as the departmental point of contact in the Director's absence. 

Samantha Stewart, Assistant Director, Marketing and Leasing
The Assistant Director for Marketing and Leasing is responsible for publicizing the benefits of campus housing and Residential Life as well as processing resident applications, contracts, and summer conference groups. They also play a role in room changes and assignments. 

James Banach, Assistant Director, Facilities
The Assistant Director for Facilities is responsible for the management of building projects and the supervision of the maintenance and custodial staff. 

Daylee Germ, Bookkeeper
The Bookkeeper is responsible for all financial operations related to residential student accounts. Contact our Bookkeeper if you have questions about rent or Residence Life fines on your account. 

Reneé Casey, Receptionist 
The Receptionist greets residents and guests as they enter the department and answers incoming phone calls. 

Professional Staff: 

Rebecca Smith, Resident Director, Fenn Tower
Samantha Sharkey, Resident Director, Euclid Commons

The Resident Directors are full-time staff members who live in the residence hall as well as maintain office hours to meet with students. They are responsible for the management of their residence hall through the supervision of the Assistant Resident Directors and Resident Assistants. Contact your Resident Director for information about room changes, roommate conflicts, how to be an RA, and more.  

Alex Golden, Assistant Resident Director, Fenn Tower
Steven Sanders, Assistant Resident Director, Euclid Commons

The Assistant Resident Directors are part-time staff members who live on campus and are responsible for assisting in the overall administration of a residential community. They have all of the same responsibilities as RDs, including supervising RAs and supporting residents.