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Our staff is committed to partnering with residents to create fun and engaging environments in the residence halls, a student’s home away from home. Our professional and student staff members have been carefully selected and trained to create and support welcoming and inclusive living environments that are conducive to students' academic, personal and social endeavors.

To actively partner with students and campus colleagues to create a once in a lifetime community experience where students learn, contribute, thrive and achieve their aspirations.


We empower our students to take ownership of their learning and living experience. We create environments and opportunities that cultivate each student's maximum potential for their educational and personal success.


We create communities that promote student success and encourage residents to share diverse perspectives and form positive relationships. Free exchange of ideas, active citizenship and shared responsibility are essential to create vibrant communities within our residence halls.


We commit to developing environments where all students can feel a sense of belonging and are able to fully engage in the residence hall experience. If student rights are infringed upon, we commit to quick and skillful action. We are dedicated to upholding the University of Delaware’s commitments toward Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action; and actualizing these tenets in our residence hall communities.


We partner with students, parents, University colleagues, and the greater community to foster enriching experiences, which contribute to both individual student success and the overall University mission.


We commit to achieving excellence through innovative practices. We utilize on-going assessment and evaluation and listen to the student voice to provide a distinctive on-campus experience.


We commit to supporting institutional priorities by being good stewards of the University's resources and acting with integrity.

Main Office Team

Our main office team is ready to answer any of your questions! Want to know more about life in the halls? Ask a Residence Hall Support member. Need help with a room assignment? Housing Assignments & Business Operations is here for you! We look forward to receiving your emails or phone calls. 

Philip Badaszewski, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Scott North

Administrative Specialist for Human Resources & Payroll

Michele Kane

Director of Housing

Kristin Rolnick

Associate Director, Housing Systems and Assignments

Andy Russell

Associate Director for Housing Systems and Data Management

Danielle Marenco

Assistant Director of Housing Operations

Breanna Phulesar

Housing Assignments Coordinator

Dana Wilson

Housing Applications Coordinator

Jennie Jones

Administrative Specialist, Customer Service

Karen Cline

Administrative Specialist for Housing Operations

Christina Stauffer

Sr. Associate Director for Student Engagement and Assessment

Megan Bittinger

Administrative Specialist for Residential Community Support

Jeremiah Steigleman

Assistant Director Student Staff and Development

Emily Scharen Carter

Assistant Director Student Success and Retention

Crystal Solomon

Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Equity Initiatives

Abby Renzulli

Graduate Assistant for Student Behavior and Mediation

In-Hall Staff

Our amazing in-hall team! If you live in a freshman hall, check out the First-Year Hall coordinators to find your RHC's contact information. If you live in Upper-Division Halls, check out the upper-division coordinators.

Krista Romaine

Residence Hall Coordinator, Harrington

Samantha Seelig

Residence Hall Coordinator, Independence

Anna Pietrzak

Residence Hall Coordinator, James Smith and Thomas Mckean

Carly Kerchen

Residence Hall Coordinator, Redding Hall

Aja Williams

Residence Hall Coordinator, Russell

Abigail McCabe

Residence Hall Coordinator, South Academy

Jared Belcher

Residence Hall Coordinator, Lane, Thompson, Smyth

Andy Russell

University Courtyard Apartments

Liliana Ferrara

Residence Hall Coordinator, George Read North

Makenzie Dance

Residence Hall Coordinator, George Read South

Sammy Capaldi

Graduate Hall Director, Gilbert

Austin Lewis

Residence Hall Coordinator, South Central

Obi Bruno Ndubueze

Graduate Hall Director, North Central

Annabelle Sowah

Residence Hall Coordinator, Caesar Rodney

Jess Smith

Graduate Hall Director, Ray Street

Some of our closest partners

We provide a lot of resources in our department, but we can't do everything, and certainly not alone. Here are just a few of our closest partners. Can't find what you were looking for? Send us an email. We're always here for you. 

Residence Life & Housing is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.