Meet the Res Life Staff
The University Housing staff are experienced individuals with abilities and interests in promoting an educational environment for our students. The Residence Conduct Coordinators (RCC) and Resident Life Coordinators (RLC) are professional career staff who live in your community and are responsible for the quality of life in each residential complex.
They are aided by a staff of para-professionals who are full-time students. Resident Advisors (RAs) are live-in University Housing staff members who make themselves available to residents for information, assistance, understanding, friendship, and enforcement of University policies. Your RAs have undergone intensive training to maximize their knowledge of University Housing philosophy and programs as well as other campus resources.
Training also helps your RAs better understand how people interact. With this skill and knowledge, your RAs will be able to help you with academic needs or to listen and care when you need someone to talk with. Please get to know them, starting with your own community staff.
Associate Director for Residence Life
Coordinator for Residential Life Leadership & Engagement
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My name is Denise Crosswhite, and I am thrilled to serve as the Coordinator for Residential Life Leadership and Engagement. In this position I have the opportunity to develop programs to excite, entertain, and engage you. From leadership to sports to service and everything in between, I can guarantee you that there are more opportunities to have fun and become involved than you ever imagined.
I am a proud Chico State grad and have many years of experience working on campus. I love this campus and the community. It's time for you to start making Chico your home, so get up and get out and do something. You will be so glad you did.
Sutter, Shasta and Lassen Halls Residence Conduct Coordinator
Hey Wildcats! I am so happy to join the Chico State family as the Residence Conduct Coordinator for Sutter, Shasta and Lassen Halls!I attended the University of Oklahoma where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and my Master’s degree in Human Relations. I then worked as a Residence Hall Director at Sam Houston State University for two years and then moved to California and worked as a Residence Life Coordinator at Sacramento State for three years. Along the way I have developed a deep passion for diversity, social justice, and sustainability. I am excited to further develop and utilize these passions here at Chico State. In my spare time I enjoy playing and collecting niche board games and you can probably find me at the WREC in a fuego or yoga class or playing rec volleyball.
Sutter, Shasta and Lassen Residence Life Coordinator
Hello Wildcats! My name is Emily Lees and I’m thrilled to be the Residence Life Coordinator for Sutter, Shasta and Lassen. I grew up in Southern California in a town called Lake Arrowhead and earned my B.A. in Chinese Studies from Long Beach State. My background includes working in the legal field, studying saxophone performance, and five years in residential. My next goal is to pursue a Master of Arts in a student affairs program. My passion is to support others in pursuing their dreams, so please come to me when you feel lost!
In my free time I’m reading, obsessively watching Star Wars/Harry Potter/ some Disney movie, pretending to enjoy running, dreaming about puppies, and watching my Dodgers play.
Whitney Hall Residence Conduct Coordinator
Hello! My name is Kait Mahler and I'm the Residence Conduct Coordinator in Whitney. I recently moved to Chico from the Bay Area where I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling and Student Personnel at San Jose State Univeristy. I earned my B.A. at UC Santa Cruz, where I majored in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in History of Art and Visual Culture. In my free time I enjoy puppies, donuts, and weightlifting...preferably all at the same time. Please stop by my office in Whitney or say hi if you see me around!
Whitney Hall Residence Life Coordinator
My name is Shannon Arbogast, the Residence Life Coordinator for Whitney Hall. I received my Masters in Student Affairs Administration at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. My passion for working within Residence Life developed as I completed my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology here at Chico State (Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!). I started my journey as a member of Community Council then moved on to leadership positions in the Residence Hall Association and as a Resident Advisor. After graduating from Chico State I worked at Paul Smiths College in Northern NY overseeing eight resident halls and for Yavapai College in Arizona overseeing two residence hall communities. Now I am the Advisor for SnL’s Community Council (COCO). COCO is a team of student leaders dedicated to expanding their leadership skills, while creating fun and exciting programs within the halls. My best piece of advice for this year is to not be afraid to try new things, put yourself out there, and get involved on campus, you will be glad you did!
North Campus Residence Conduct Coordinator
Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Jessie Rosales and I am excited to be serving as the Residence Conduct Coordinator (RCC) for North Campus again for this year. I am originally from Sacramento, California – so I am familiar with all the nature and trees around here! I received my undergraduate degrees at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), specifically double-majoring in Psychology and Human Development (with department honors). When I was an undergraduate student, I was hyper-involved in many activities and organizations, including student government, orientation leader, commuter council, and worked in a research laboratory (ask me about the fusiform face area and other neuroscience-y stuff!).
Immediately after UC San Diego, I went to graduate school at UCLA to earn a Master of Education in Student Affairs. At UCLA, I worked in both residential life and volunteer departments. Afterwards, I spent the two years serving as a Residence Director in Denver, Colorado. In that capacity, I hired and supervised RAs, advised Hall Council and RHA, led community development in upper-class residence halls, and adjudicated students that broke housing policy. I really loved my time in Denver, but I am excited to be back in my home state of California!
In my free time, I like to play video games (well when I have time), ponder about life and compassion, walking randomly around town, exploring coffee shops, and I like to learn new languages: I speak both English and Spanish fluently, and French at a beginner level. I also like politics and engaging in some discussions about it – I have so many ideas in my head, but sometimes it's word vomit when I try to articulate them. I also try to meditate (in the stereotypical sense and in my personal sense) and practice mindfulness. I am really interested in listening to people's stories and backgrounds. Being able to listen to people's success and challenges and perhaps being able to help people achieve their goals is what makes life worth living, in my opinion. Ultimately, I believe in "live and let live". I also believe in living life with compassion, love, and peace; treating others the way you want to be treated.
Please stop by in my office at Esken Hall if you want to talk or chat. Hasta luego!
North Campus Residence Life Coordinator
Hey everyone! I am very excited to introduce myself to you as the Residence Life Coordinator for North Campus! I grew up in the small Central Valley town of Oakdale, California and chose to attend Chico State where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Science. As a student, I was fortunate to hold positions as a Resident Advisor and a Campus Tour Guide which sparked my desire to pursue a career in Higher Education. After graduating from Chico State, I began working in the Office of Admissions where I helped the transfer student population navigate the process of applying to and matriculating to the Chico State campus. I am passionate about student leadership and helping students get connected to campus through our various clubs and organizations. I cannot wait to watch the community develop over the next year and watch as our students form bonds with one another that will last a lifetime! Chico State is a great place to earn an education, and I am thrilled to welcome in our newest bunch of Wildcats!
University Village Residence Conduct Coordinator
Welcome Residents! My name is Alexis King and I am the Residence Conduct Coordinator for University Village. I grew up in Southern California (Riverside County) and attended Mt. San Jacinto Community College until I transferred to a University in Colorado in 2009. I received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in English from Colorado State University-Pueblo where upon graduation I accepted a position at my alma mater as the Coordinator for Student Engagement and Leadership. Once completing my Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education from University of Colorado Colorado Springs I decided it was time to return to my home state.
I am passionate about Education the transformative experience that it has to offer students. I am excited about working with diverse and independent residents that live in University Village. I am delighted to explore and share the opportunities this beautiful and friendly city has to offer. Come by and see me in the UV office and we can chat about Harry Potter, Geeky television shows, Graphic Novels, or Comic Con!
University Village Residence Life Coordinator
Hello! My name is Linda Kang and I am the Residence Life Coordinator for University Village. I am originally from Stockton, California. I did my undergraduate at the University of California, Davis and received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in biology. Afterwards, I went to the University of the Pacific (UOP) located in Stockton, California where I earned my Master of Arts in Education- specialization in Student Affairs, Educational and Organizational Leadership. During my time at UOP, I had the opportunity work in for African, Latin@, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American (ALANA) Center as the ALANA Center Program Assistant. Additionally, I worked in Residential Life and Housing where I served as the Graduate Assistant in Student Conduct. With my experience, I developed the knowledge to engage and understand a diverse populations.
In my free time, I enjoy being with my family and friends. Feel free to stop my office at University Village to say hello.
Interested in Becoming a Resident Adviser?
University Housing is looking for additional Residential Advisers for the 2017-2018 school year!
If interested, applicants must submit the required application materials to email@example.com
All applications are due by Friday, September 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Connie Huyck at 530-898-5838.
Calendar Of Events
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Learn about life in the residence halls.