Ron Mason: Director of Housing & Residence Life
The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Department. From the day you come looking for an application to the day you graduate, all the information and issues of your on-campus housing are the director’s concern.
“My experiences in college were so rewarding that I decided to make college my career to help others experience the same.”
Maribeth Griffin: Director of Residential Programs & Staff
The Director for Residential Programs & Staff is responsible for all areas of the residence life component of your experience — the CULTURE program, Housing student employment, the supervision of the RD staff, and other programs developed and implemented by the Department.
“An official member of the OK, Boomer generation, I’ve been here through the days when there were no personal computers, no cell phones, no social media, and no Netflix. Still, I try to make your days at WCSU everything you want!”
Ed Mulvihill: Associate Director of Housing Operations
The Associate Director of Housing Operations is responsible for coordinating operational issues in the residence halls, such as housing assignments, serving as the liaison between HRL and the Facilities Department, scheduling, and for coordinating conference programs.
“I started working in Residence Life back in 1996 and haven’t left it. I have had a lot of different types of jobs, but working with college students through a tough part of their lives and making it as fun and enjoyable as possible is the main reason I continue in this career.”
Effie Masse: Office Administrator
The HRL Office Administrator is responsible for handling the day-to-day functions of the main Housing office.
“Welcome to WCSU everyone! I’m the front-line of the Central Office, and I enjoy meeting the residents as they pass through the office with various requests.”
All Central Office and Management staff contact information can be found by clicking here.
Assistants to the Director/Resident Directors
The RD is a non-student, post-undergraduate professional position. They live and work full-time in the building they’re assigned, and oversee the overall operations of the building and supervision of the Resident Assistant (RA) and other Housing student staff. Overall operations entail coordinating any maintenance concerns residents may have with their room, student conduct administration, serving on an on-call duty rotation, coordinating building and room key access, and more. They hold daily office hours throughout the week and serve as a resource and support system to residential students!
Centennial Hall: Alexis Johnson (My Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
"Hi, everyone! I am happy to be back to the place I have known as home for quite some time. I graduated from Western Connecticut State University in 2017 with my Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Psychology. At WCSU, I was able to indulge my love for helping others by being a Resident Assistant for 3.5 years, as well as participating in athletics, where I was part of the Women's Lacrosse Team and the Women's Rugby Club Team. My last year of being a Resident Assistant, I participated in the RD2BE program. I started my first Resident Director position in 2018 at the University of St. Joseph. I then moved to Post University of Waterbury in 2019. During my time as a Resident Director, I was able to attend school to receive my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have also helped coach the women's lacrosse teams at both of my previous institutions. I am looking forward to using my different experiences to guide all students to their goals, as well as supporting them through this time of early independence.
Grasso Hall: Eden Edwards-Harris (My Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
“Hello all! I am so excited to be returning back to my alma mater as a Resident Director! Prior to my return, I graduated in 2019 with my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Justice and Law Administration. During my undergraduate years, I was heavily involved in extracurriculars, which included, but was not limited to being a Resident Assistant for 2.5 years. During my senior year, I participated in the department’s RD2Be program, which assisted in preparing me to confidentially be able to accept my first role in Higher Education as a Resident Director and Student Activities Coordinator at Fisher College in Boston. I’ve learned so much and am excited to bring that experience and knowledge to Western. I am looking forward to continuing my education with hopes to earn a Master’s Degree in Higher Education as well as a Master’s in Public Health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, binge-watching the latest series, and going on day trips. I look forward to meeting all of you!”
Litchfield Hall: Brittanymarie Barber (My Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
Newbury Hall: Brittanymarie Barber (My Pronouns: She, Her, Hers)
Pinney Hall: Kevin Brenzel (My Pronouns: He, Him, His)
“Hello and welcome to Western Connecticut State University. I recently rejoined WCSU in August of 2019. Prior to that I served as the Housing Assignments Coordinator at Westfield State University for a year. I had previously worked here at WCSU from 2016-2018 as a Resident Director. I was also an Area Coordinator at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction Colorado and a Residence Hall Director at SUNY Cortland. I earned my bachelors in Health Science from SUNY Cortland and a Masters in Applied Psychology in Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration from William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). I was born and raised in New York. When not working I enjoys traveling and watching sports. I have been to England, Ireland, Austria, Italy, Germany, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands.”
Fairfield Hall: Fairfield Hall will be offline for the 2021-2022 academic term.