Residential Life Staff

Connie Huyck

Associate Director for Residence Life
Phone extension: 530-898-6325

Connie Huyck

Denise Crosswhite

Coordinator for Residential Life Programming
Phone extension: 530-898-6325

Denise CrosswhiteFollow me for fun! 

My name is Denise Crosswhite and I am thrilled to serve as  the Coordinator for Residential Life Programming.  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 have ever imagined.

I am a proud Chico State Grad and have seven years of experience working on campus - I love this campus and the community.  It's time for you to start making Chico your home - get up and get out - do something - you will be so glad you did. 

Sutter Hall

Robert Morton

Sutter Hall Residence Community Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-3184

roIt is the right time to be at Chico State! My name is Robert Morton; I have the distinct honor and pleasure to serve as the Residential Community Coordinator for Sutter Hall. A Cincinnati, Ohio native, I attended undergrad at the historic Central State University, in Wilberforce, Ohio. At Central State, I was a student campus leader who focused on social issues and politics. In addition, I was a Resident Advisor for two buildings for a total of three years. After graduating from Central State, I moved to the progressive southern metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University. Atlanta has the distinction of being the first city to entice me to love the outdoors experience. In the process of sightseeing, enjoying the many lakes and municipal parks  I obtained a Master of Divinity degree (M.Div), with a concentration on Ethics and the formation of Community. After an initial stop in Bakersfield, CA; I relocated to Chico with a renewed interest in student affairs. I am ecstatic about the many opportunities to enjoy nature and the students at Chico State and I look forward to an awesome year!

Mark Brice

Sutter Hall Assistant Residence Community Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-3182

mbLiving in Sutter Hall this year?  Talk to me to get INVOLVED! 

This is my second year working for Chico State and I am pumped for a new year of great experiences.  I come here by way of Delaware where I studied Counseling in Higher Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs Practice.  I completed my Bachelor's degree at a small school called Wheaton College just west of Chicago.  I went to high school outside of Philadelphia, but also attended 11 other schools on three continents and even a little bit in Orange County, CA. 

I have worked and interned in a variety of jobs, so if you need some advice on finding a job or choosing a major please ask.  Do not hesitate to drop by my office on the second floor of Sutter to say hello and talk about how to make the most of your time as a student here at Chico State or just stop by to have someone listen to you; I am here for you.

Shasta & Lassen Halls

Shawn Brackett

Shasta and Lassen Hall Residence Community Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-5174

sbHowdy!  I’m Shawn Brackett, the Residence Community Coordinator for Shasta and Lassen Halls.  Chico State is the newest stop on my adventures from sea to shining sea—I’ve lived in South Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and call Colorado home.  I hold a B.A. in History from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.Ed. in Higher Education from Texas Tech University.  Some of my favorite pastimes include hiking, kayaking, and listening to Carbon Leaf and Robyn Dell’Unto. 

I would love to get know as many of the Shasta and Lassen residents as possible—stop by my office in Shasta!

Karen Brenner

Shasta and Lassen Hall Assistant Residence Community Coordinator
Phone extension: 530-898-6363

Karen BrennerHello! My name is Karen and I am the ARCC for Shasta and Lassen Halls. I was raised in LA County, but grew up while a student at Chico State. I graduated a few years ago and looking back, the highlight of my college experience was the time I spent living in the residence halls. After I graduated from Chico State I moved to the great state of Indiana, where I completed my Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education at Indiana State University. Having missed Chico for those two years, I knew it was time to come back.  So I hope you enjoy Chico as much as I do. Welcome to your new home, it’s a wonderful place! 


North Campus Halls

Courtney Taylor

North Campus Residence Community Coordinator

Phone: 530-898-5827

ctI am pleased to be in North Campus for a second academic year. I fell in love with Student Affairs in my Undergrad at Western Washington University, where I was a Resident Advisor and Orientation Leader. My experience in these roles and the Mixed Identity Student Organization peaked my interest in what makes people feel welcome and led to me designing a major in Inclusive Leadership: Awareness of White Privilege in the Law.  Before returning to Student Affairs, I taught Algebra and Statistics at a low-performing high school in Holmes County, MS.  It was tough work, but my students made it worth it. Right after teaching I got a really fun job right on the beach at UC Santa Barbara as the Resident Director of the Freshmen Summer Start Program. After being away from home for a few years I returned to the Pacific Northwest and made up for lost time with my family and friends.

I look forward to sharing a meal with you in the dining hall, saying hello to you on my walk to/from North Campus, or chatting you up on one of my late night office visits

Christopher Young

Assistant Residence Community Coordinator
Phone 530-898-5483

cyMy name is Christopher Young and if you like good food then we already have something in common. I was born and raised in Southern California in the humble little town of Corona. During my childhood I developed a love for books, board games, video games, the arts (in all of its various forms), and baking cupcakes.  I received my B.A. in Visual Culture from the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands and went on to earn my M.B.A. in GIS technology from the same school (I loved it that much!).  My first adventure in the world of Residence Life was as an undergraduate Community Assistant. The experience was magical, so much so that I decided to pursue it further and found my way to Chico State. There’s nothing better than being part of a community and I look forward to building the most amazing community experience with you. Welcome to Chico and be sure to swing by my office in Esken Hall and say “Hello”.

Whitney Hall

Daphne R. Wells

Residence Community Coordinator 
Phone: 530-898-6246

Jeffrey Harrington

Assistant Residence Community Coordinator

Phone: 530-898-6108

photo of Whitney ARCCHello! My name is Jeffrey B. Harrington and I am the Assistant Residence Community Coordinator (ARCC) for Whitney Hall. This is my second year as the Whitney ARCC.  I am one of two fulltime professional live-in staff members in Whitney. Contrary to popular belief, I am not a student anymore. But, in an earlier life, I was known as the “Awkward Freshman”. Before my term at CSU, Chico as an ARCC I was a junior high school teacher at a local junior high where I taught business education.  I am also a proud alumnus of Chico State. I majored in Business Administration, Finance and then continued to receive my Business Education Teaching Credential and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  As a former resident and Hall Council Vice President of Mechoopda Hall here at CSU, Chico, I began to explore my passion for Leadership and Programming right here in the residence halls. My passion for learning and education led me to teaching in the classroom, facilitating and leading teambuilding and teamwork seminars and now I currently I co-lead a building of over 500 first-time freshman. My passions and hobbies consist of student development, outdoor education, experiential learning, challenge courses, low ropes course facilitation, playing musical instruments and running around outside. I am excited for life and I can’t wait to meet you! Please stop by my office and say hi or catch me playing pop songs on the piano in the Whitney Hall Loft!  Cheers. –Jeffrey

University Village

Caylan Clifford

Residence Community Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-6504

ccWelcome to Chico State! My name is Caylan Clifford and I am the Residence Community Coordinator for University Village. I grew up in Red Bluff and after high school took the long forty minute drive to attend school at Chico State.  I was in the Integrated Teaching Core Honors program and graduated with my BA in Liberal Studies  and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.   From there I moved to Denver, Colorado, where, in addition to graduating with my MA in Counseling, I spent five years enjoying the many outdoor adventures Colorado has to offer. This past year I took time off to travel around Africa and when I returned back to the States I decided to pursue my passion for working with college students and to make the move back to the beautiful State of California. I am thrilled to be back in Chico and am looking forward to a great year!

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