Cheering photo of the 2019-2020 staff on Memorial Hall steps

About Us

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.

The Division of Student Life advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning, and drives holistic development through education, experiences, and communities.

Lead a dynamic student experience and vibrant campus culture so all Blue Hens thrive throughout their lives.

As the Division of Student Life pursues excellence, these values guide our interactions, our decision-making, and ultimately the collective culture we build that enables us to achieve our vision and mission


Amplify Student Voice

Students and their success are central to the University’s mission. We commit to ongoing engagement with students so that we can include and promote their voice in our endeavors.

Pursue Equity

We actively seek to remove barriers to fair participation in Student Life programs and initiatives and commit to influence institutional change toward a more equitable and just student experience.

Transformational Collaboration

Recognizing that we accomplish more by working together, we will deepen partnerships across the Division and throughout campus to elevate our collective work.

Learning & Innovation

We strive to be a learning organization characterized by critical thinking, reflection, curiosity, generating knowledge, and taking risks. We expect our individual and shared learning will fuel change toward innovation.

Integrity & Respect

We demonstrate integrity through our interactions with one another and strive to respect and uplift all colleagues and students. When we fall short of this ideal, we courageously hold one another accountable.

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 Operations

Kristin Rolnick

Associate Director, Housing Systems and Assignments

Andy Russell

Associate Director for Housing Systems and Data Management

Breanna Phulesar

Housing Assignments Coordinator

Dana Wilson

Housing Applications Coordinator

Karen Cline

Administrative Specialist for Housing Operations

Jennie Jones

Administrative Specialist, Customer Service

Emily Scharen Carter

Assistant Director Student Success and Retention

Megan Bittinger

Administrative Specialist for Residential Community Support

Jeremiah Steigleman

Assistant Director Student Staff and Development

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.

Carly Kerchen

Residence Hall Coordinator, Redding Hall

Samantha Seelig

Residence Hall Coordinator, Independence

Aja Williams

Residence Hall Coordinator, Russell

Jared Belcher

Residence Hall Coordinator, Lane, Thompson, Smyth

Liliana Ferrara

Residence Hall Coordinator, George Read North & James Smith

Abigail McCabe

Residence Hall Coordinator, South Academy

Makenzie Dance

Residence Hall Coordinator, George Read South & Thomas McKean

Andy Russell

University Courtyard Apartments

Austin Lewis

Residence Hall Coordinator, South Central

Annabelle Sowah

Residence Hall Coordinator, Caesar Rodney

Sammy Capaldi

Graduate Hall Director, Gilbert

Jess Smith

Graduate Hall Director, Ray Street

Obi Bruno Ndubueze

Graduate Hall Director, North Central
Graduate Hall Director

Mya De La Torre

Graduate Hall Director

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.