Meet Our Staff

The Residence Life and Housing staff includes paraprofessional student employees and full-time professionals with bachelor's and master's degrees.

Student Staff


Community Assistants live in each community and are responsible for community development, programming and policy enforcement. They are undergraduate students who are trained in helping skills, crisis management, community-building and student development. These students are on duty in their communities from 7pm-7am every day to assist students, build relationships, and respond to crises.

Community Directors are Junior or Senior students who are responsible for the day-to-day management of their communities and the supervision of the Community Assistants. They receive advanced training in leadership theory, supervision and crisis management.

Professional Staff


Our professional staff consists of 7 highly qualified individuals working together to provide the best possible experience for Redlands undergraduate students on campus.

Our five Resident Directors are professionals who are responsible for the day-to-day management of their residence halls, supervision of the Community Assistants, facilitation of the Community Standards Process, and a number of other responsibilities within our department. They also serve in collateral assignments working with the Student Leadership and Involvement Center (SLIC), Campus Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), or Student Conduct.

Our Johnston Residence Hall Coordinator is an administrator who facilitates community life in the Johnston Complex for the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies.

Our Assistant Director is a master's level professional who supervises Community Directors, in addition to serving as a conduct officer and assists with departmental projects.

The department is led by the Director of Residence Life and Housing. The Director supervisors the Resident Directors and Assistant Director to oversee the operation and vision of the department.

All our live-in staff are trained in helping skills, crisis management, and student development theory. They provide assistance and support to your students. A member of the professional staff is always on call and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with crisis and emergencies.

Residence Life and Housing Professional Staff:

Cassandra Morton, Director of Residence Life and Housing

Brandi Veigh, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing

Chris Barnes, Resident Director for Anderson Hall

Alyssa Zahoruiko, Resident Director for Brockton and Grove Apartments

Maggie Ruopp, Resident Director for the Johnston Complex

Sebastian Rivera, Resident Director for Merriam and North Hall

Thu Nguyen, Resident Director for Williams and East Hall