Meet the Res Life Staff

residential staffThe 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.

  Sutter, Shasta & Lassen  |  North Campus  |  Whitney  |  University Village

Denise Crosswhite
Denise Crosswhite
Interim Associate Director for Residence Life
Phone: 530-898-6325
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My name is Denise Crosswhite, and I am thrilled to serve as the Interim Associate Director for Residence Life. 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.

Kelly Holmberg
Kelly Engle
HUB Programs Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-5168

Hello! My name is Kelly Engle and I am the Assistant Program Coordinator for Hub Productions and recently graduated with a Masters in Public Administration. After completing my undergraduate degree in Anthropology in Southern California, I have returned to my Chico roots to pursue further education. I am passionate about serving the student body and promoting education, I am thrilled to be a part of Hub Productions. 

Sutter, Shasta and Lassen Halls

RCC Josh OaklandJosh Oakland
Sutter, Shasta and Lassen Halls Residence Conduct Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-5174

Hello Wildcats! My name is Josh Oakland and I am the Residential Conduct Coordinator for Shasta, Sutter and Lassen Halls! I attended Regis University for my undergraduate studies, were I completed a double degree in Neuroscience & Psychology. I then worked for a year at University of Colorado, Boulder as an Assistant Hall Director. I then moved to Seattle to complete my Masters in Student Development Administration at Seattle University. I am coming to CSU-Chico from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where I worked in Housing as well! I am excited to join the Chico State team and be a part of this beautiful campus!

My interests and passions include running and hiking with my dog, Ziva, reading and re-reading Harry Potter, board games, travel and exploring the outdoors!

You can find my office in the Shasta first floor.

Sutter, Shasta and Lassen Residence Life Coordinator

Whitney Hall

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Alexis King
Whitney Hall Residence Conduct Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-6246

Welcome Residents!  My name is Alexis King and I am the Residence Conduct Coordinator for Whitney Hall.  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 delighted to explore and share the opportunities this beautiful and friendly city has to offer.   Come by and see me in the Whitney office and we can chat about Harry Potter, Geeky television shows,  Graphic Novels, or Comic Con!

Walter Torrence
Whitney Hall Residence Life Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-6108

Hey Wildcats!!!  My name is Walter Torrence, and I am beyond excited to serve as the Residence Life Coordinator for Whitney Hall!  I am originally from Sacramento, CA, but spent the last seven years in San Diego.  I graduated from Chico State in the Spring of 2011 with my degree in Sociology.  It was here I learned I had the ability to be a leader, and discovered my passion for higher education.  I received my Masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University this past Spring semester, and I am looking forward to putting everything I have learned into practice.  It has been one of my career goals to return to Chico as a staff member, and I am grateful it has happened so early in my career.

My free time includes: spending time with my two amazing daughters, reading (nonfiction, sci-fi/fantasy, comics, etc.), going to the movies, watching cartoons and anime, working out, playing video games, and coaching track & field. 

Feel free to stop by my office in Whitney if you need help, advice, or just to chat!

North Campus Halls

Morena Ribeiro

Morena Ribeiro

North Campus Residence Conduct Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-5483

Hello Everyone! My name is Morena Ribeiro and I am the Residence Conduct Coordinator for Konkow, Mechoopda and Esken Halls. I am originally from Brazil and I first came to the United States to pursue my dreams of being a college student-athlete. I played volleyball at Brigham Young University - Hawaii where I got my bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education. I also have a Masters' degree in Higher Education and Leadership from Iowa State University. Before coming to CSU-Chico, I was a Residence Hall Director at Missouri Western State University where I was responsible for creating a safe, positive living and learning environment for three different buildings. 

My goal is to serve and connect with students to create an inclusive community where everyone feels safe and represented. I have a passion for Res Life because I can help students grow and build lifelong relationships. 

During my free time I like to exercise, play with my dogs and attend sporting events. 

Go Wildcats!

North Campus Residence Life Coordinator

University Village

Cameron Kelly

Cameron Kelly
University Village Residence Conduct Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-5827

Hey everyone! I am very excited to introduce myself to you as the Residence Conduct Coordinator for University Village!  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!

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Emily Lees
University Village Residence Life Coordinator
Phone: 530-898-6504

Hello Wildcats! My name is Emily Lees and I’m thrilled to be the Residence Life Coordinator for University Village. 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.


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