Staff

Housing and Residence Life

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    Luke Jones, Ph.D

    Director of Housing and Residence Life

    Dr. Luke Jones serves as the Director for Housing and Residence Life and Assistant to the Vice President for Retention Initiatives. His professional experience includes work in broadcasting, advertising, higher education, international education and non-profit management. His student affairs background consists of work in campus recreation, residence life, admissions, fraternities and sororities, campus involvement, and new student programs. Dr. Jones teaches Design Thinking and leadership in the College of Innovation and Design and leads the division’s “student-centered design team”. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, a master’s degree in Student Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Washington State University. His research focus is on the intersection of undergraduate education and the development of meaning, purpose, and community at public institutions of higher education.

    Dr. Luke Jones serves as the Director for Housing and Residence Life and Assistant to the Vice President for Retention Initiatives. His professional experience includes work in broadcasting, advertising, higher education, international education and non-profit management. His student affairs background consists of work in campus recreation, residence life, admissions, fraternities and sororities, campus involvement, and new student programs. Dr. Jones teaches Design Thinking and leadership in the College of Innovation and Design and leads the division’s “student-centered design team”. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, a master’s degree in Student Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Washington State University. His research focus is on the intersection of undergraduate education and the development of meaning, purpose, and community at public institutions of higher education.

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    Jane Curtis

    Management Assistant

    Jane is new to the Boise area, moving here from Coeur d’Alene.  Jane’s career spans various industries including the timber industry, cable advertising as well as previous years with the State of Idaho Industrial Commission.  Jane is an avid sports enthusiast and loves to share that passion with visitors that stop by the Housing and Residence Life offices.  Jane’s current role is as the Management Assistant within Housing and Residence Life providing support to the director, associate director, assistant directors, managers, coordinators, and Living Learning Community staff/faculty to ensure quality customer service for our internal and external customers.

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    Jane is new to the Boise area, moving here from Coeur d’Alene.  Jane’s career spans various industries including the timber industry, cable advertising as well as previous years with the State of Idaho Industrial Commission.  Jane is an avid sports enthusiast and loves to share that passion with visitors that stop by the Housing and Residence Life offices.  Jane’s current role is as the Management Assistant within Housing and Residence Life providing support to the director, associate director, assistant directors, managers, coordinators, and Living Learning Community staff/faculty to ensure quality customer service for our internal and external customers.

Operations Team

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    Adam Apperson

    Associate Director of Operations

    Adam is a born and raised Idahoan and Boise State alumni. After service in the University’s Division of Extended Studies and Office of Information Technology, Adam is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of on-campus housing. Adam facilitates conversations across campus aimed at process improvement, optimization of technology, and enhanced communication with students, faculty, and staff. When not at work, his only goal is to spend time with his wife, daughter, and dog. He is easy to befriend with good food and conversation.

    Main Housing Office - Chaffee Hall

    Adam is a born and raised Idahoan and Boise State alumni. After service in the University’s Division of Extended Studies and Office of Information Technology, Adam is excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of on-campus housing. Adam facilitates conversations across campus aimed at process improvement, optimization of technology, and enhanced communication with students, faculty, and staff. When not at work, his only goal is to spend time with his wife, daughter, and dog. He is easy to befriend with good food and conversation.

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    Verenitze Beltran

    Assignments Coordinator, Unique Populations

    Vera is originally from the small town of St. Anthony, ID but considers Boise her new home. She obtained a B.A. in Social work and a Minor in Mexican – American Studies at Boise State University.  During her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling.

    Vera is originally from the small town of St. Anthony, ID but considers Boise her new home. She obtained a B.A. in Social work and a Minor in Mexican – American Studies at Boise State University.  During her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling.

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    JT Cole

    Assignments Coordinator

    JT is a father and marginally awesome guy. He also DJ’s on the side and has a passion for books, bikes, and beats. He spends his time with his family and friends making meaningful memories, contributing to his community, and has a love of life-long learning.  As the Assignment Coordinator, he maintains data integrity and database corrections/updates, and automation updates as needed, rates plans, room configurations, user access rights. In addition, communicates assignment decisions and other jobs critical information to Housing residents via email.

    JT is a father and marginally awesome guy. He also DJ’s on the side and has a passion for books, bikes, and beats. He spends his time with his family and friends making meaningful memories, contributing to his community, and has a love of life-long learning.  As the Assignment Coordinator, he maintains data integrity and database corrections/updates, and automation updates as needed, rates plans, room configurations, user access rights. In addition, communicates assignment decisions and other jobs critical information to Housing residents via email.

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    Shannon Davidson

    Manager for Apartments & Summer Housing

    Shannon earned a BBA in Marketing, International Business, and a BA in Spanish from Boise State University.  She is your go-to lady for any summer guest housing needs & oversees the apartments program. She is thrilled to help students, faculty, & guests experience the vibrant campus life of Boise State University and our beautiful city of Boise. A passionate foodie & avid traveler, you’ll likely catch her exploring the globe through local & international cuisine (or on her way to the airport for this year’s exciting adventure).

    Shannon earned a BBA in Marketing, International Business, and a BA in Spanish from Boise State University.  She is your go-to lady for any summer guest housing needs & oversees the apartments program. She is thrilled to help students, faculty, & guests experience the vibrant campus life of Boise State University and our beautiful city of Boise. A passionate foodie & avid traveler, you’ll likely catch her exploring the globe through local & international cuisine (or on her way to the airport for this year’s exciting adventure).

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    Brandy Steele

    Summer Housing Coordinator

    Brandy enthusiastically supports Housing and Residence Life student staff and the Summer Housing process.  She is passionate about fostering a positive, inclusive and productive workplace culture and is dedicated to the professional development of the students she supervises.  Brandy is from Southern California and has extensive experience with conflict resolution, relationship building and mentoring.  When she is not working, she enjoys family time with her husband and 2 boys, playing board games and shopping at Target.

    Brandy enthusiastically supports Housing and Residence Life student staff and the Summer Housing process.  She is passionate about fostering a positive, inclusive and productive workplace culture and is dedicated to the professional development of the students she supervises.  Brandy is from Southern California and has extensive experience with conflict resolution, relationship building and mentoring.  When she is not working, she enjoys family time with her husband and 2 boys, playing board games and shopping at Target.

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    Brandon Swindon

    Housing Services Coordinatior

    Brandon grew up in Japan for the first 13 years of his life then moved to Seattle when he came back to America. He moved to Boise for college and ended up staying in Boise after graduating college because he enjoys living in the city of trees. When he is not working at Boise State he organizes a youth and children’s program at church. Working with and helping children and youth further their education has always been a passion of his, which is what drew him to wanting to work at Boise State. On his off time he enjoys the simple things like hanging out with his wife, relaxing on the sofa, and watching TV.

    Brandon grew up in Japan for the first 13 years of his life then moved to Seattle when he came back to America. He moved to Boise for college and ended up staying in Boise after graduating college because he enjoys living in the city of trees. When he is not working at Boise State he organizes a youth and children’s program at church. Working with and helping children and youth further their education has always been a passion of his, which is what drew him to wanting to work at Boise State. On his off time he enjoys the simple things like hanging out with his wife, relaxing on the sofa, and watching TV.

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    Charlie Teater

    IT Systems Coordinator

    Charlie is a native of Idaho and has been with Boise State University for 25 years and Housing and Residence Life for 15.  He has a general studies degree with a business minor from Boise State University.   As the IT Systems Coordinator, he works with internal and external staff to meet technology needs. Charlie oversees, coordinates and makes recommendations on network hardware and software. He resolves network communication problems and maintains the residential student network.

    Charlie is a native of Idaho and has been with Boise State University for 25 years and Housing and Residence Life for 15.  He has a general studies degree with a business minor from Boise State University.   As the IT Systems Coordinator, he works with internal and external staff to meet technology needs. Charlie oversees, coordinates and makes recommendations on network hardware and software. He resolves network communication problems and maintains the residential student network.

Residence Life Team

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    Associate Director of Residence Life

    With over 20 years of experience in Residence Life, Lynda is a natural fit to lead the amazing Residence Life team at Boise State University.  Lynda has lived in various parts of Colorado and comes most recently from Steamboat Springs, CO. After growing up in the Denver, Colorado, area, Lynda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Western State College in Gunnison, CO, where she served as a Resident Assistant and  Assistant Resident Director. She went on to work at Ashland University in Ohio and received her Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University while working at Tiffin University as the Assistant Director for Residence Life and Student Involvement. Lynda then spent three years working at San Francisco State University as a Resident/Area Director and enjoyed being in the city after years in remote rural areas.  However, the mountains always call Lynda and she returned to the Rocky Mountains to work at Colorado Mountain College, a junior college in Steamboat Springs, CO, where she was the Director of Student Life & Housing for the past 14 years. With over 20 years of experience in Residence Life, she is an avid believer in the powerful learning experience students encounters through living on campus.

    Lynda and her family are excited to be near the mountains but in less snow, about 300 inches less, with easy access to the outdoors. When Lynda and her family are out and about, it could be on a hike, bike ride or shopping at Costco.

    Main Housing Office - Chaffee Hall

    With over 20 years of experience in Residence Life, Lynda is a natural fit to lead the amazing Residence Life team at Boise State University.  Lynda has lived in various parts of Colorado and comes most recently from Steamboat Springs, CO. After growing up in the Denver, Colorado, area, Lynda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Western State College in Gunnison, CO, where she served as a Resident Assistant and  Assistant Resident Director. She went on to work at Ashland University in Ohio and received her Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University while working at Tiffin University as the Assistant Director for Residence Life and Student Involvement. Lynda then spent three years working at San Francisco State University as a Resident/Area Director and enjoyed being in the city after years in remote rural areas.  However, the mountains always call Lynda and she returned to the Rocky Mountains to work at Colorado Mountain College, a junior college in Steamboat Springs, CO, where she was the Director of Student Life & Housing for the past 14 years. With over 20 years of experience in Residence Life, she is an avid believer in the powerful learning experience students encounters through living on campus.

    Lynda and her family are excited to be near the mountains but in less snow, about 300 inches less, with easy access to the outdoors. When Lynda and her family are out and about, it could be on a hike, bike ride or shopping at Costco.

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    Amanda Khampha-Rockrohr

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

    Amanda is a Boise Native and Boise State Alumni. She studied Political Science, with an emphasis on International Relations. She went on to explore at Indiana University and got her masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Amanda has a passion for learning new dance moves and finding the next delicious spot in Boise.

    Amanda is a Boise Native and Boise State Alumni. She studied Political Science, with an emphasis on International Relations. She went on to explore at Indiana University and got her masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Amanda has a passion for learning new dance moves and finding the next delicious spot in Boise.

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    Evan Oglevie

    Coordinator for Residential Leadership

    Evan is continuing into his sixth year at Boise State where he has fallen in love with the university, the city, and most of all the amazing students. He grew up in Colorado where his passion for student learning and development started at Colorado State University while receiving his bachelor’s degree and working as a Resident Assistant. From there, Evan worked as a Resident Director at Western State Colorado University and then went on to Oregon State University where he received his master’s degree in the College Student Services Administration program. When not working, you can find Evan enjoying Netflix, playing games, “nerding-out” to Star Wars, or out on the town enjoying the great food Boise has to offer.

    Evan is continuing into his sixth year at Boise State where he has fallen in love with the university, the city, and most of all the amazing students. He grew up in Colorado where his passion for student learning and development started at Colorado State University while receiving his bachelor’s degree and working as a Resident Assistant. From there, Evan worked as a Resident Director at Western State Colorado University and then went on to Oregon State University where he received his master’s degree in the College Student Services Administration program. When not working, you can find Evan enjoying Netflix, playing games, “nerding-out” to Star Wars, or out on the town enjoying the great food Boise has to offer.

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    Kristin Olson

    Assistant Director Of Living Learning Programs

    Originally from Idaho Falls, ID, Kristin earned her BA in political science from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and her MA in higher education administration from the University of Denver. Kristin started her student affairs journey as a Resident Assistant at UNH and quickly realized she found her calling – helping other college students have transformative experiences and finding their connections to the community. Kristin went on to be a Residence Director and then switched tracks, serving in student conduct for 14 years. With a strength in community development and building, the opportunity to work with the exceptional Living Living Programs at Boise State drew her back “home” to Idaho. Kristin also teaches REFIT® on campus through the BroncoFit Employee Wellness Program – find out more about the REFIT® fitness class here.

    Originally from Idaho Falls, ID, Kristin earned her BA in political science from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and her MA in higher education administration from the University of Denver. Kristin started her student affairs journey as a Resident Assistant at UNH and quickly realized she found her calling – helping other college students have transformative experiences and finding their connections to the community. Kristin went on to be a Residence Director and then switched tracks, serving in student conduct for 14 years. With a strength in community development and building, the opportunity to work with the exceptional Living Living Programs at Boise State drew her back “home” to Idaho. Kristin also teaches REFIT® on campus through the BroncoFit Employee Wellness Program – find out more about the REFIT® fitness class here.

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    Julie Robertson

    Assistant Director of Residence Life

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    Kim Tucker

    Coordinator Of Residential Learning

    Kim was born and raised in Idaho. Kim has been a part of the Boise State University community since 2001, first as a student graduating with a B.S. in Physical Education, an endorsement in Health and Biology, and then as an employee. Kim has worked as a University Supervisor for student teachers while teaching locally, taught courses at Boise State University, and has been a research technician. Kim earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership while she was an Administrator for an after school program. Kim is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and she is passionate about assisting students in their educational journey. When Kim is not working, you can find her with her family, friends, or husband Brian bike riding, snowboarding, hiking, rafting, gardening, or remodeling their house.  Kim is passionate about providing Boise State students with opportunities where they can enhance meaningful relationships with their peers, professors, and within the beautiful community of Boise.

    Kim was born and raised in Idaho. Kim has been a part of the Boise State University community since 2001, first as a student graduating with a B.S. in Physical Education, an endorsement in Health and Biology, and then as an employee. Kim has worked as a University Supervisor for student teachers while teaching locally, taught courses at Boise State University, and has been a research technician. Kim earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership while she was an Administrator for an after school program. Kim is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and she is passionate about assisting students in their educational journey. When Kim is not working, you can find her with her family, friends, or husband Brian bike riding, snowboarding, hiking, rafting, gardening, or remodeling their house.  Kim is passionate about providing Boise State students with opportunities where they can enhance meaningful relationships with their peers, professors, and within the beautiful community of Boise.

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    Zack Eckerdt

    Resident Director for Lincoln Townhomes

    Zack is new to both Boise State University and Idaho, coming from the land of Wyoming. He completed his AA in communications at Northwest College and his BA in organizational communication at Montana State University Billings. Along with this education, he brings 9 years of residence life experience with him. Through that adventure, he has made it his quest to discover each student’s unique place at Boise State, help them cultivate their leadership to energize and empower them, and build meaningful and impactful relationships by “doing life” with our community. When he is not working and growing with the amazing students and staff of Boise State University, you may find him exploring the outdoors around Boise with his family, engrossed in the latest superhero movie, or dragging people to play the best board games ever. Here’s to great experiences at Boise State, Go Blue!

    Zack is new to both Boise State University and Idaho, coming from the land of Wyoming. He completed his AA in communications at Northwest College and his BA in organizational communication at Montana State University Billings. Along with this education, he brings 9 years of residence life experience with him. Through that adventure, he has made it his quest to discover each student’s unique place at Boise State, help them cultivate their leadership to energize and empower them, and build meaningful and impactful relationships by “doing life” with our community. When he is not working and growing with the amazing students and staff of Boise State University, you may find him exploring the outdoors around Boise with his family, engrossed in the latest superhero movie, or dragging people to play the best board games ever. Here’s to great experiences at Boise State, Go Blue!

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    Andrea Hanks

    Resident Director - Sawtooth Hall

    Andrea is a Boise local, and graduated from Boise State with a degree in Kinesiology. While attending school she worked with Housing and Residence Life in several capacities, and developed her passion for working with students and making connections with people. Andrea enjoys spending time outdoors, and exploring everything Idaho has to offer, hiking, biking, camping, and hanging out with her two dogs.

    Andrea is a Boise local, and graduated from Boise State with a degree in Kinesiology. While attending school she worked with Housing and Residence Life in several capacities, and developed her passion for working with students and making connections with people. Andrea enjoys spending time outdoors, and exploring everything Idaho has to offer, hiking, biking, camping, and hanging out with her two dogs.

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    Jeremy Harper

    Resident Director for Towers Hall

    Jeremy was born near Seattle, Washington but mostly grew up here in Boise. They received their BA in Mathematics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2008, and their MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College in Boston in 2013. After graduate school, Jeremy moved back home to Boise to be closer to their family. They joined Housing and Residence Life in February 2017, but had been working at Boise State as an Adjunct since 2014. Outside of their work in higher education, Jeremy has devoted a lot of their time to anti-violence work–first as a courthouse advocate for survivors of family violence and later as a hotline counselor for a rape crisis center. Jeremy is passionate about building safe, inclusive communities where every member has the support they need to be successful. When not at work, you can find them cooking, hanging out with their partner and their dog (George), playing board games, or reading young adult sci-fi and fantasy.

    Jeremy was born near Seattle, Washington but mostly grew up here in Boise. They received their BA in Mathematics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 2008, and their MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College in Boston in 2013. After graduate school, Jeremy moved back home to Boise to be closer to their family. They joined Housing and Residence Life in February 2017, but had been working at Boise State as an Adjunct since 2014. Outside of their work in higher education, Jeremy has devoted a lot of their time to anti-violence work–first as a courthouse advocate for survivors of family violence and later as a hotline counselor for a rape crisis center. Jeremy is passionate about building safe, inclusive communities where every member has the support they need to be successful. When not at work, you can find them cooking, hanging out with their partner and their dog (George), playing board games, or reading young adult sci-fi and fantasy.

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    Dustin Hunt

    Resident Director – University Square

    Originally from Laurel, Montana. Dustin completed his B.S. in mathematics education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and his M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming. His passion is to develop and be a part of communities where people are actively pursuing their dreams, and encouraging one another along the way. When not at work, Dustin enjoys spending time outdoors, walking the city, and traveling to new places.

    Originally from Laurel, Montana. Dustin completed his B.S. in mathematics education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and his M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming. His passion is to develop and be a part of communities where people are actively pursuing their dreams, and encouraging one another along the way. When not at work, Dustin enjoys spending time outdoors, walking the city, and traveling to new places.

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    Holly Kerrigan

    Resident Director - Driscoll, Keiser, Morrison

    Holly grew up in a small town in rural Nevada. She ventured off to the University of Arizona to get her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education. After finishing her bachelors degree she stayed at the University of Arizona to pursue her master’s of Higher Education. Holly has worked in housing for six years and absolutely loves it! She has a passion for helping students succeed during college and feels that finding a home on campus is a great first step. Holly also has a passion for the outdoors and is excited to explore all that Boise has to offer!

    Holly grew up in a small town in rural Nevada. She ventured off to the University of Arizona to get her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education. After finishing her bachelors degree she stayed at the University of Arizona to pursue her master’s of Higher Education. Holly has worked in housing for six years and absolutely loves it! She has a passion for helping students succeed during college and feels that finding a home on campus is a great first step. Holly also has a passion for the outdoors and is excited to explore all that Boise has to offer!

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    Ruth Quintanilla

    Resident Director

    Ruth Quintanilla (She/Her/Hers) moved to Boise from Santa Barbara, California. She received her BA in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ruth worked as Assistant Resident Director for first year residential communities at UCSB. Ruth directed residential programs designed to develop academic proficiency and student leadership involvement. Ruth is currently serving as the Resident Director for Chaffee Hall, and hopes to advocate for inclusive communities and successful student experiences. When not at work, Ruth enjoys kayaking, painting, and rewatching Parks and Rec!

    Ruth Quintanilla se mudó a Boise desde Santa Barbara, California. Ella obtuvo su licenciatura en psicología de la universidad de California, Santa Barbara. Ruth trabajó como Subdirector Residente para las comunidades residenciales de primer año en UCSB. Ruth estuvo encargada de dirigir programas residenciales diseñados para el desarrollo de competencia académica y la participación del liderazgo estudiantil. Actualmente, Ruth está sirviendo como Directora de Residencia para Chaffee Hall, y desea abogar por comunidades inclusivas y experiencias estudiantiles exitosas. Cuando Ruth no se encuentra trabajando, ella disfruta ir en kayak, pintar y volver a mirar Parks and Rec.

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    Ruth Quintanilla (She/Her/Hers) moved to Boise from Santa Barbara, California. She received her BA in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Ruth worked as Assistant Resident Director for first year residential communities at UCSB. Ruth directed residential programs designed to develop academic proficiency and student leadership involvement. Ruth is currently serving as the Resident Director for Chaffee Hall, and hopes to advocate for inclusive communities and successful student experiences. When not at work, Ruth enjoys kayaking, painting, and rewatching Parks and Rec!

    Ruth Quintanilla se mudó a Boise desde Santa Barbara, California. Ella obtuvo su licenciatura en psicología de la universidad de California, Santa Barbara. Ruth trabajó como Subdirector Residente para las comunidades residenciales de primer año en UCSB. Ruth estuvo encargada de dirigir programas residenciales diseñados para el desarrollo de competencia académica y la participación del liderazgo estudiantil. Actualmente, Ruth está sirviendo como Directora de Residencia para Chaffee Hall, y desea abogar por comunidades inclusivas y experiencias estudiantiles exitosas. Cuando Ruth no se encuentra trabajando, ella disfruta ir en kayak, pintar y volver a mirar Parks and Rec.

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    Alec Santos

    Resident Director - Taylor Hall

    Alec was raised in Newman, California but considers  San Francisco his home. As a first generation, queer, student of color, Alec attended Modesto Junior College where they received their A.A. in humanities, then moved on to San Francisco State University to earn a B.A. in communication studies and an M.A. in communication studies with emphases in gender, sexuality, race and resistance, and fat studies. While working with diverse populations at SFSU, Alec raised awareness around social justice education and advocacy through intentional curriculum and inclusive dialogue. When Alec is not teaching courses or planning the next social justice summit, they enjoy playing softball, lip-syncing for their life, and making use of their passport. Alec is a freedom fighter with a passion for life who is excited to see what Boise State has to offer – Go Broncos!

    Alec was raised in Newman, California but considers  San Francisco his home. As a first generation, queer, student of color, Alec attended Modesto Junior College where they received their A.A. in humanities, then moved on to San Francisco State University to earn a B.A. in communication studies and an M.A. in communication studies with emphases in gender, sexuality, race and resistance, and fat studies. While working with diverse populations at SFSU, Alec raised awareness around social justice education and advocacy through intentional curriculum and inclusive dialogue. When Alec is not teaching courses or planning the next social justice summit, they enjoy playing softball, lip-syncing for their life, and making use of their passport. Alec is a freedom fighter with a passion for life who is excited to see what Boise State has to offer – Go Broncos!

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    Ryan Vilfer

    Resident Director for Honors College

    Ryan loves to create caring, welcoming, and inclusive residential communities and he is excited to work alongside all of the Resident Directors in ensuring that every student feels valued and supported. Prior to joining Boise State, Ryan received his B.A. in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, and worked at The White House. Ryan enjoys bringing joy and love to everyone around him, and swimming and exploring the snow-covered forests on his cross country skis.

    Ryan loves to create caring, welcoming, and inclusive residential communities and he is excited to work alongside all of the Resident Directors in ensuring that every student feels valued and supported. Prior to joining Boise State, Ryan received his B.A. in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and his M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, and worked at The White House. Ryan enjoys bringing joy and love to everyone around him, and swimming and exploring the snow-covered forests on his cross country skis.

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    Jordan Carey

    Operations Manager

    Originally from Northern Illinois, Jordan began her journey working with on-campus students  in 2007 at Illinois State University.  After obtaining Bachelor’s Degrees in French and Political Science, she pursued a career in supporting students.  Jordan’s Boise State adventure began in the Fall of 2015 when she moved to Boise to be a Resident Director.  During this time, she was also a student at the university.  In May of 2019, Jordan completed her MBA and officially added “Boise State Alumni” to her accomplishments.  After almost four years supporting students around our campus, Jordan began her role as the Operations Manager for Honors College and Sawtooth Hall.  When not hanging around the building, Jordan can be found enjoying Boise summers, binge watching TV shows, and spending time with her partner and their dog, Hashtag!

    Originally from Northern Illinois, Jordan began her journey working with on-campus students  in 2007 at Illinois State University.  After obtaining Bachelor’s Degrees in French and Political Science, she pursued a career in supporting students.  Jordan’s Boise State adventure began in the Fall of 2015 when she moved to Boise to be a Resident Director.  During this time, she was also a student at the university.  In May of 2019, Jordan completed her MBA and officially added “Boise State Alumni” to her accomplishments.  After almost four years supporting students around our campus, Jordan began her role as the Operations Manager for Honors College and Sawtooth Hall.  When not hanging around the building, Jordan can be found enjoying Boise summers, binge watching TV shows, and spending time with her partner and their dog, Hashtag!

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    David Armstrong

    Occupancy Manager

    David works at the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall and has been with the building since it was just studs and drywall.  He grew up as a military child living in Germany, South Carolina and finally landing in Mountain Home, Idaho where he lived until graduating from High School.  David obtained his B.A. in both Marketing and Advertising from the University of Idaho before moving back to the Boise area to spend time with his friends and family.  After spending time in sales and nonprofit marketing, David landed at Boise State and has enjoyed his time getting to interact with student staff and watching Housing and Residence Life grow and flourish in his time working with the department.  In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his Boston Terrier, Joy, playing trivia, watching sports, playing D&D and spending time on the river with his friends when the weather is warm.

    David works at the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall and has been with the building since it was just studs and drywall.  He grew up as a military child living in Germany, South Carolina and finally landing in Mountain Home, Idaho where he lived until graduating from High School.  David obtained his B.A. in both Marketing and Advertising from the University of Idaho before moving back to the Boise area to spend time with his friends and family.  After spending time in sales and nonprofit marketing, David landed at Boise State and has enjoyed his time getting to interact with student staff and watching Housing and Residence Life grow and flourish in his time working with the department.  In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his Boston Terrier, Joy, playing trivia, watching sports, playing D&D and spending time on the river with his friends when the weather is warm.

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    Shawnee Karpuleon

    Business Manager

    Shawnee has been a part of Boise State Housing and Residence Life since 2013. She was raised in Anchorage, AK but has lived in the Treasure Valley with her family since 2009. She attended the University of Anchorage Alaska and has worked in Administration since 1996 before coming to the University. She has for Public Broadcasting, Certified Public Accounting in Anchorage and a technology firm in Boise. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking and kayaking and spending time with her family.

    Shawnee has been a part of Boise State Housing and Residence Life since 2013. She was raised in Anchorage, AK but has lived in the Treasure Valley with her family since 2009. She attended the University of Anchorage Alaska and has worked in Administration since 1996 before coming to the University. She has for Public Broadcasting, Certified Public Accounting in Anchorage and a technology firm in Boise. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking and kayaking and spending time with her family.

Business Office

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    Christy Colucci

    Business Manager

    Christy earned her BA in accountancy from Boise State University.   Her current work focuses on the business functions of Housing & Residence Life. Outside of work she enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, especially exploring trails in the foothills.

    Christy earned her BA in accountancy from Boise State University.   Her current work focuses on the business functions of Housing & Residence Life. Outside of work she enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, especially exploring trails in the foothills.

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    Cheryl Young

    Assistant Business Manager

    Cheryl was born and raised in Redlands, a small, quiet town in California’s Inland Empire. Although new to Boise State, she traveled to Idaho several times over the past 12 years to visit family living near Boise. Cheryl has 18 years of experience working for the University of California, Riverside. She is excited to contribute her skills to the Business Office team and looks forward to building relationships across campus. When not at work, Cheryl enjoys the beauty of the outdoors, gardening, exploring, and also playing any board game or card game with her husband and two daughters.

    Cheryl was born and raised in Redlands, a small, quiet town in California’s Inland Empire. Although new to Boise State, she traveled to Idaho several times over the past 12 years to visit family living near Boise. Cheryl has 18 years of experience working for the University of California, Riverside. She is excited to contribute her skills to the Business Office team and looks forward to building relationships across campus. When not at work, Cheryl enjoys the beauty of the outdoors, gardening, exploring, and also playing any board game or card game with her husband and two daughters.

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    Carmen Palomera

    Accounts Payable

    Carmen is new to Boise State University, joining us from the California.  She earned a Bachelors degree in psychology at UC Davis, and has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.  She is excited to become part of the Business Office team, and work with the Boise State community. In her free time,  you can find her hiking, backpacking, and exploring the foothills and mountains of the Gem State.

    Carmen is new to Boise State University, joining us from the California.  She earned a Bachelors degree in psychology at UC Davis, and has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.  She is excited to become part of the Business Office team, and work with the Boise State community. In her free time,  you can find her hiking, backpacking, and exploring the foothills and mountains of the Gem State.

Facilities & Maintenance

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    Kevin Israel

    Assistant Director, Operations & Maintenance

    Kevin earned his BS in leisure studies and his MS in higher education from Iowa State University. His experience in higher education covers 25 years and has ranged from the student recreation Program to residence life. His current work focuses on the custodial and maintenance issues of our 300 apartments and 9 residence halls.

    Kevin earned his BS in leisure studies and his MS in higher education from Iowa State University. His experience in higher education covers 25 years and has ranged from the student recreation Program to residence life. His current work focuses on the custodial and maintenance issues of our 300 apartments and 9 residence halls.

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    Mark Redmon

    Building Superintendent (Custodial Team)

    Mark plans, directs and performs facility management services to Housing and Residence Life facilities including work order management, warehouse operations, and employee supervision of full time and student custodial staff and employee supervision  of full time as well as student custodial staff.

    Mark plans, directs and performs facility management services to Housing and Residence Life facilities including work order management, warehouse operations, and employee supervision of full time and student custodial staff and employee supervision  of full time as well as student custodial staff.

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    Candice Greene

    Foreperson (Custodial Team)

    Candice earned her BA in Theatre, Film, and Video with a Minor in Creative Writing from Idaho State University and has worked on TV shows such as Gordon Ramsay’s Fox series Hotel Hell. Originally from Pocatello, ID, she now happily resides in Boise and is slowly learning all the amazing things the city has to offer. Candice is a published author of horror short stories and plans to release her first fantasy novel in fall 2019. You can find her works on Amazon by searching Candice Azalea Greene. She has eight years worth of custodial knowledge that she brings to the Student Housing and Residence Life team, from cleaning academic buildings to event cleaning, and is excited to learn even more. Candice manages the student custodial staff.

    Candice earned her BA in Theatre, Film, and Video with a Minor in Creative Writing from Idaho State University and has worked on TV shows such as Gordon Ramsay’s Fox series Hotel Hell. Originally from Pocatello, ID, she now happily resides in Boise and is slowly learning all the amazing things the city has to offer. Candice is a published author of horror short stories and plans to release her first fantasy novel in fall 2019. You can find her works on Amazon by searching Candice Azalea Greene. She has eight years worth of custodial knowledge that she brings to the Student Housing and Residence Life team, from cleaning academic buildings to event cleaning, and is excited to learn even more. Candice manages the student custodial staff.

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    Maria Vasquez

    Foreperson (Custodial Team)

    Maria plans, directs and performs facility custodial management services to Housing and Residence Life facilities including work order management and employee supervision of full time custodial staff.

    Maria plans, directs and performs facility custodial management services to Housing and Residence Life facilities including work order management and employee supervision of full time custodial staff.

Craftspeople

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    Gene Conyers

    Senior Maintenance Craftsperson

    Born and raised in the Treasure Valley, Gene has been working for Housing and Residence Life for 11 years. He’s an expert on all things mechanical and primarily works in Driscoll, Morrison, Keiser, Taylor, or Chaffee Halls. An avid boater, you’ll find him on one of the local lakes with his family on the weekend.

    Born and raised in the Treasure Valley, Gene has been working for Housing and Residence Life for 11 years. He’s an expert on all things mechanical and primarily works in Driscoll, Morrison, Keiser, Taylor, or Chaffee Halls. An avid boater, you’ll find him on one of the local lakes with his family on the weekend.

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    Scotty Draine

    Senior Maintenance Craftsperson

    As a Senior Maintenance Craftsperson, Scotty exceeds expectations for his attention to detail, safety techniques and diligent focus on departmental objectives. He is a proud father, grandfather and adventure seeker.  Scotty loves to ski, skateboard and enjoy life.                                                                     

    As a Senior Maintenance Craftsperson, Scotty exceeds expectations for his attention to detail, safety techniques and diligent focus on departmental objectives. He is a proud father, grandfather and adventure seeker.  Scotty loves to ski, skateboard and enjoy life.                                                                     

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    Tobias Looser

    Senior Maintenance Craftsperson

    Tobias is originally a native of Kentucky, but has been with Boise State University for 6 years. In his free time he can be found working on cars, or making some wonderful abstract oil paintings.

    Tobias is originally a native of Kentucky, but has been with Boise State University for 6 years. In his free time he can be found working on cars, or making some wonderful abstract oil paintings.

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    Kevin Rigsby

    Senior Maintenance Craftsperson

    Kevin sets the standard in predictive and productive systems processes. He is a proud husband, father of 5 and grandfather of 18. He loves to travel, ski, hunt, fish and he loves the Raiders as well as the Boise State Broncos.

    Kevin sets the standard in predictive and productive systems processes. He is a proud husband, father of 5 and grandfather of 18. He loves to travel, ski, hunt, fish and he loves the Raiders as well as the Boise State Broncos.

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    Chad Smith

    Senior Maintenance Craftsperson

    Chad is an asset to housing operations. As a Senior Maintenance Craftsperson, he reinforces unity, function and collaboration with campus partners. He is a devoted husband and father of 2. Chad enjoys swimming and family time.

    Chad is an asset to housing operations. As a Senior Maintenance Craftsperson, he reinforces unity, function and collaboration with campus partners. He is a devoted husband and father of 2. Chad enjoys swimming and family time.

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    Don Thorndyke

    Senior Maintenance Craftsperson

    Don facilitates the seamless integration of exemplary services as a Senior Maintenance Craftsperson. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. Don enjoys NASCAR and his annual trips to see Harvick in action. He is a father, grandfather and the most interesting man in the Housing and Residence Life department.

    Don facilitates the seamless integration of exemplary services as a Senior Maintenance Craftsperson. He is an avid hunter and fisherman. Don enjoys NASCAR and his annual trips to see Harvick in action. He is a father, grandfather and the most interesting man in the Housing and Residence Life department.

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    Elvis Trochez

    Painter

Custodial Staff

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    Custodian

    Tyler is from Oregon and has been an important part of our Custodial Team for 3 years. He enjoys spending time with family, friends and his German Shepard, Dozer. Additionally, Tyler loves camping, fishing and a good game of pool or darts.

    Tyler is from Oregon and has been an important part of our Custodial Team for 3 years. He enjoys spending time with family, friends and his German Shepard, Dozer. Additionally, Tyler loves camping, fishing and a good game of pool or darts.

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    Christopher Dennis

    Custodian

    Christopher grew up in Hawaii, but now resides in Boise. He is an alumni of Boise State and has been with us as an employee for almost 3 years. He enjoys travel and has recently spent time in McCall and Puerto Vallarta. Besides travel he is a fan of football and spending time at home catching up on Netflix. Christopher is crucial member of our Custodial Team.

    Christopher grew up in Hawaii, but now resides in Boise. He is an alumni of Boise State and has been with us as an employee for almost 3 years. He enjoys travel and has recently spent time in McCall and Puerto Vallarta. Besides travel he is a fan of football and spending time at home catching up on Netflix. Christopher is crucial member of our Custodial Team.

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    James Jourdan

    Custodian

    James is an Idaho native and commutes from Mountain Home to Boise State everyday. He has served our University for about 7 years. James is an elemental part of the custodial team, having experience in multiple areas of the custodial field.

    James is an Idaho native and commutes from Mountain Home to Boise State everyday. He has served our University for about 7 years. James is an elemental part of the custodial team, having experience in multiple areas of the custodial field.

  • Ronda Kobes, Housing, Faculty/staff, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

    Ronda Kobes

    Custodian

    Ronda’s dedication to the custodial team resulted in an employee of the year nomination. She proves her passion for protecting the health and well-being of our building’s occupants. Ronda is a proud mother of 4 and a grandmother of 24. She loves art, country music and making people laugh.

    Ronda’s dedication to the custodial team resulted in an employee of the year nomination. She proves her passion for protecting the health and well-being of our building’s occupants. Ronda is a proud mother of 4 and a grandmother of 24. She loves art, country music and making people laugh.

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    Dallas Selig

    Custodian

    Dallas plays a vital role for Housing and Residence Life as a member of our custodial staff. His passion for helping others is evident in his medical background and educational goals. When Dallas is not working, he enjoys Legends of Zelda, Stephen King novels and traveling to Canada with his husband.

    Dallas plays a vital role for Housing and Residence Life as a member of our custodial staff. His passion for helping others is evident in his medical background and educational goals. When Dallas is not working, he enjoys Legends of Zelda, Stephen King novels and traveling to Canada with his husband.

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    Stacy Shaul

    Custodian

    Stacy, a native Idahoan, born in Boise & has been with the Boise State University Housing and Residence Life custodial team for almost 8 years.  He served his country at sea in the US Coast Guard & has an associates degree from Boise Bible College.  In his free time, Stacy enjoys volunteering at the Idaho Humane Society, camping with friends, biking, reading, binge watching TV and movies, cooking, baking & growing peppers… the hotter the better!

    Stacy, a native Idahoan, born in Boise & has been with the Boise State University Housing and Residence Life custodial team for almost 8 years.  He served his country at sea in the US Coast Guard & has an associates degree from Boise Bible College.  In his free time, Stacy enjoys volunteering at the Idaho Humane Society, camping with friends, biking, reading, binge watching TV and movies, cooking, baking & growing peppers… the hotter the better!

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    Travis Soder

    Custodian

    Travis has been with Boise State University Housing and Residence Life for 10 years, and is originally from Arizona. He enjoys traveling, and has been to many places like Germany, France, Mexico, and Belize. His other interests include fishing, horror movies, and tattoo artistry.

    Travis has been with Boise State University Housing and Residence Life for 10 years, and is originally from Arizona. He enjoys traveling, and has been to many places like Germany, France, Mexico, and Belize. His other interests include fishing, horror movies, and tattoo artistry.