Student Life

Community Directors

 Kara Schwartz

Community Director - Cortner and Melrose Halls


Kara is a Junior double majoring in Psychology and Visual Media Studies. She is from North Hollywood, CA which is in Los Angeles County. Kara is the Community Director of Melrose and Cortner Halls for the 2013-2014 academic year. She is very excited to meet you all and to help build a great community in these halls. Kara is passionate about social justice, community service, diversity and Residence Life! She is very excited to see what the year brings.


Briana Blanco-Johnson

Community Director - Grossmont Hall


Briana is a Junior majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology. She is from Los Angeles, CA and has made the University of Redlands her home away from home. Briana is the Community Director of Grossmont Hall for 2014-2015 academic year and is excited to see what the year brings. In addition to being apart of Residence Life and Housing, Briana is involved with the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.  During her free time she loves to swim, hike, paint and hang out with friends. She is thankful to be able to help build lasting communities of learning.  


Tom O'Toole

Community Director, Fairmont Hall


Tom is a Junior at the University of Redlands majoring in Psychology with a minor in Government. He is originally from Maine but has made Fairmont his home since he has been at the U of R. Tom loves community service and can often be found serving at the Big Buddies, CHAMPS, or REACH programs. He enjoys intramural sports in his free time, and can often be seen at the sand volleyball courts. His true passions are service and social justice, the themes of Fairmont Hall! Fairmont will always be his home, and he is thankful to get the chance to meet a wonderful group of new students each year. 


Alex Vann

Community Director, Grove Apartments


Alex is a senior here at the U of R with a double major in Business Management and Sociology with a minor in Graphic Design. Though he has trouble pinpointing just one place as "home" he currently resides in the Chicago area but he was raised here SoCal; during the fall semester of his junior year he even had the privilege to live and study abroad in London. Besides Residence Life, Alex is involved in organizations such as National Residence Hall Honorary, Maroon and Grey Student Ambassadors, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the social fraternity of Chi Sigma Chi. He is beyond excited to be the Director for the Grove Apartments this year and is ecstatic about not only making Grove a home, but a community!!


Jasmine Siemer-Dunbar

Community Coordinator, Johnston Complex


Profile coming soon!  






Tobi Ishola

Community Director, California-Founders Halls


Tobi is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. She is from Van Nuys CA, and has  been a resident of the San Fernando Valley for 7 years. Tobi will be the Community Director for California-Founders for the year 2014-2015. She has loved her past three years at the UoR and cannot wait to finish off her last year participating in the extracurricular she holds dear.



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