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Office of Residence Life
Washington Hall

reslife@rmu.edu
412-397-5252 phone
412-397-2431 fax


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Professional Staff

The Office of Residence Life is the unit within the Division of Student Life that is responsible for the on-campus housing and residence life programs at the University. The main office is located in Washington Residence Hall. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During the academic year, the office hours are extended until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Anne Lahoda
Director of Residence Life

412-397-5252
reslife@rmu.edu
The Director provides the overall management, administration, supervision, and vision for the Office of Residence Life. They provide leadership in creating a residential program that supports the academic mission of the University and fosters the development of students. Furthermore, they develop strategic initiatives for the office, capital improvement goals, manage the office budget, and oversee staff and programming initiatives. The director also serves as the liaison to the campus community and assists in establishing new initiatives for the office.

Ashley "AC" Haney 
Assistant Director of Residence Life

412-397-5252
haneya@rmu.edu
The Assistant Director is responsible for providing leadership with numerous key administrative services including the housing assignment and billing process. She manages the process by which continuing and new students select rooms, the roommate selection process, and all billing through the University's integrated system. Mrs. Haney oversees the residential assessment initiatives, the on-call duty rotation program, and serves as a key member of various campus committees. The Assistant Director works in conjunction with the Office of Facilities Management and the Office of Public Safety to ensure a safe, clean, and well-maintained living and learning environment.


Jan Leopold
Office Coordinator
412-397-5236
leopold@rmu.edu
The Coordinator is responsible for numerous aspects of RMU housing operations. She supports various departmental processes including room selection, room change, billing, damage charges, the summer housing program, and opening and closing of the residence halls. The Coordinator serves as the administrative assistant and Office Manager for the Office of Residence Life, supervises student aids, and works to create an environment conducive to academic excellence, personal developement, and community within the living and learning environment.

Erik Stein
Area Coordinator - Concord/Lexington/Washington

412-397-5237
steine@rmu.edu
The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for all administrative, educational, and supervisory responsibilities in Concord, Lexington, & Salem Residence Halls. He maintains a living environment where students may maximize their academic success and where the safety and welfare of all residents are promoted. Mr. Stein's specific responsibilities include: Community Advisor staff supervision, student discipline, facilities maintenance, educational programming, room occupancy/changes, on-call duty rotation, and numerous project areas as assigned.

Lauren Speerhas
Area Coordinator - Braddock/Yorktown

412-397-5238   
speerhas@rmu.edu
The Area Coordinator (AC) is responsible for all administrative, educational, and supervisory responsibilities in Yorktown & Braddock. She maintains a living environment where students may maximize their academic success and where the safety and welfare of all residents are promoted. Ms. Speerhas specific responsibilities include: Community Advisor staff supervision, student discipline, facilities maintenance, educational programming, room occupancy/changes, on-call duty rotation, and numerous project areas as assigned.

Elizabeth "Liz" Holt
Area Coordinator - Hamilton/Hancock/Marshall

412-397-5234
holt@rmu.edu
Mrs. Holt is responsible for all educational, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities in Hamilton, Hancock, & Marshall. She maintains a living and learning environment where students may maximize their academic success and where the safety and welfare of all residents are promoted. Mrs. Holt's specific responsibilities include: Community Advisor staff supervision, student discipline, facilities maintenance, educational programming, room occupancy/changes, on-call duty rotation, and numerous project areas assigned. Mrs. Holt serves as the Campus Advisor to the RMU Residence Hall Association, and the Honors Program liaison. 

Desmond McCoy
Area Coordinator - Adams/Madison/Monroe

412-397-5239
mccoy@rmu.edu
Mr. McCoy is responsible for all educational, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities in Adams,Madison, & Monroe. He maintains a living and learning environment where students may maximize their academic success and where the safety and welfare of all residents are promoted. Mr. McCoy's specific responsibilities include: Community Advisor staff supervision, student discipline, facilities maintenance, educational programming, room occupancy/changes, on-call duty rotation, and numerous project areas assigned. Mr. McCoy supervises the care package program run out of the Office of Residence Life. 


Charles "Chuck" Forrester
Area Coordinator - Gallatin/Ross/Salem
 
412-397-2431
forrester@rmu.edu
Mr. Forrester is responsible for all educational, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities in Gallatin, Ross, & Salem. He maintains a living and learning environment where students may maximize their academic success and where the safety and welfare of all residents are promoted. Mr. Forrester's specific responsibilities include: Community Advisor staff supervision, student discipline, facilities maintenance, educational programming, room occupancy/changes, on-call duty rotation, and numerous project areas assigned. Mr. Forrester is a new member to our staff and is looking forward to becoming a part of the Robert Morris Community! 


Kathleen Johnstone 
Graduate Assistant  

johnstone@rmu.edu
Ms. Johnstone is a young professional working towards her masters degree in higher education. She is responsible for assisting the Area Coordinators with programming initiatives for our Community Advisors. Ms. Johnstone also helps supervise Braddock hall with Area Coordinator Lauren Speerhas. You will most likely find her working our front desk at Yorktown Hall. 

Contact Information
Email: reslife@rmu.edu
Washington Office Telephone: 412-397-5252
Yorktown Office Telephone: 412-397-5935
Office Fax: 412-397-2431