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Office of Residence Life
Washington Hall
412-397-5252 phone
412-397-2431 fax

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 

Anne Lahoda is the Director of Residence Life. She has worked at RMU in the Residence Life Office for 5 years and enjoys getting to know RMU students. Anne has a strong enthusiasm for her position and working with parents and families. Prior to RMU, Anne worked at LaRoche College.

A native of Pittsburgh, Anne loves spending time with her husband, 4 children and family.

 Go Colonials! E-mail Annie

Ashley Haney 

Ashley “AC” Haney is the Assistant Director in the Office of Residence Life.  She earned her M.S.Ed in Higher Education and Counseling at Youngstown State University. Ashley also completed a Certification in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and a B.A. in Commercial Art from Thiel College. 

 Ashley joined the RMU community in July 2011 as an Area Coordinator before becoming the Assistant Director. Ashley has also worked professionally as a Resident Director at Thiel College in Greenville, PA. 

 In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing basketball, running, painting, watching movies, binge watching shows, and spending time with her husband.  E-mail Ashley

Jan Leopold

Jan is the Office Coordinator for the Residence Life office.  Prior to coming to RMU, Jan was a Program Manager Support for a relocation company in Robinson Township.


Jan enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with her family. In her free time she volunteers at her community food pantry, is a board member for the West Allegheny Work camp and is a host home for young adults involved in the Silver Ring Thing organization.

She and her husband live in Imperial, they have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  E-mail Jan

Lauren Speerhas 

Lauren Speerhas is the Area Coordinator for Yorktown Hall and Hancock Hall. She earned her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and her B.A. in Communication from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. She is the current campus advisor for Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, and oversees the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Living-Learning Community here at RMU.

Having been born and raised in Western PA, Lauren is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and also enjoys supporting the Pirates and Penguins. In her free time she can be found running, reading, golfing, or spending time with family and friends.

Feel free to stop by the Office of Residence Life and get to know the wonderful staff! Go Colonials!  E-mail Lauren

Elizabeth "Liz " Holt  

Elizabeth “Liz” Holt is an Area Coordinator at Robert Morris University. She earned her MA in College Student Development and Administration from Shepherd University and a BS in Music Education from York College of Pennsylvania. Liz claims Mays Landing, NJ as her hometown but also spent time in South Carolina, New York State, Michigan and West Virginia.

Prior to RMU, Liz worked at Shepherd University from 2010 through 2011 for the Office of Financial Aid, Stevenson University as a Hall Director from 2009 through 2010 and was a Graduate Hall Director at Shepherd University from 2006-2008.

In her free time, Liz enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two cats, crafting, reading, playing instruments, playing video and table top board games, and attending comic book conventions.  E-mail Liz

Charles "Chuck" Forrester

Charles “Chuck” Forrester is the Area Coordinator for Adams, Braddock, Hamilton, and Washington Hall. 

Charles currently oversees the Honors Living Learning Community in Hamilton Hall and is the Advisor for The RMU Residence Hall Association. 

Before joining us at RMU, Charles earned his M.Ed. in Higher Education Management from The University of Pittsburgh in 2014 and his B.A. in Social Policy and Justice from Duquesne University in 2012. Charles grew up just twenty minutes from RMU in his hometown of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

 In his free time you can find Chuck reading, spending time with friends and family, travelling, or dreaming about the next trip he will take. Go Colonials!  E-mail Chuck

Andy Sokolich

Andy Sokolich is an Area Coordinator in the Office of Residence Life. He earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2015. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Andy also completed a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University in 2013.

 While this is Andy's first full-time job, he served as a graduate assistant hall director in Residence Life at Ohio State, fueling his love of the Buckeyes. As a graduate student, Andy served as the Associate Director for Administration and Finance for the Central Atlantic Affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), working to advocate on behalf of all residence hall students.

 In his free time, Andy enjoys reading, drinking coffee, knitting, rock climbing, and watching Ohio State football.  E-mail Andy

Erin Hill 

Erin Hill is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Residence Life. She earned her B.S.Ed in Social Studies Education with an emphasis in Political Science from the University of Georgia in May 2015. She moved to Pennsylvania to pursue her M.Ed in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh. 

 Erin spends her time exploring the Pittsburgh area, painting, and playing soccer.  E-mail Erin

Doug Stouch 

Douglas Stouch is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Residence Life and is pursuing his M.Ed in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Pitt. 

 Doug also works as a Therapeutic Staff Support for children with behavioral disorders and is an assistant coach for the Pitt Cheerleaders.

 He spends his free time reading, exercising, tossing the ol' pigskin, and watching the Steelers and Pirates win.  E-mail Doug