The Office of Residential Education and Housing is part of the Division of Student Life. We work with the approximately 1400 residents on campus.

Our staff is responsible for the general operations of the residence halls and houses on campus. The Residence Hall Directors (RHDs), Community Advisors (CAs), and Residence Life Managers (RLMs) play an integral role in the development of a meaningful living and learning environment here on campus.

Amy Uecke, Amy, Uecke, Campus Life, Associate Dean of StudentsAmy Uecke
Associate Dean of Students for Residential Education and Housing
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The associate dean of students for residential education and housing is responsible for the educational and social community development that is fostered outside of the classroom setting. In addition, Amy is responsible for the overall supervision of the department's staff.

Amy has been in various roles over her 22 years at Lawrence. Areas she has worked include; supervision and oversight of Residence Halls and Staff and Student Housing. In her free time she loves to travel to Disney World with friends, go to music festivals and concerts, attend Chicago Cubs games, and spend quality time with her best pal - her pup Gracie Mae!


Catherine Stern

Assistant Director for Housing and Residential Living
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The assistant director for housing & residential living is responsible for the initial assignment of incoming students into their residence hall rooms. Throughout the year, all room changes, requests, and problems are initiated with the hall directors who will work closely with Catherine.

Catherine returned to Lawrence in 2018 as Assistant Director for Housing & Residential Living; she previously worked in an Admissions support role (2006-2008) and was the Housing Coordinator in Residence Life (2001-2004). In her free time, Catherine is an avid Pinterest curator, enjoys doing anything creative or craft-based, and loves Paris, summertime, and tennis. Catherine has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design, holds a WI Real Estate License, and owns a design and marketing consultancy on the side since 2001. She lives in Appleton with her husband Mike, daughter Gabrielle, and Yorkie Gus.

Each residence hall has a professional residence hall director, with a special interest and training in residence education. The Residence Hall Director oversees the general day-to-day operations of the hall, supervises the Community Advisors (CAs), works closely with residents within the hall and Hall Forums to plan programs and activities for the hall, and is available for help with personal problems that may arise throughout the year. The Residence Hall Director lives in the apartment on the main floor of each of the halls in order to be accessible and available. Residence Hall Directors also serve the university in another capacity outside their halls, working in collateral assignments in a number of student-focused departments.

2019-2020 Residence Hall Directors

Nadir Carlson
Colman Hall and Brokaw Hall
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Nadir is happy to be in his third year as hall director at Lawrence. He also serves as the Student Activities Coordinator. Prior to being at Lawrence, Nadir  volunteered for a year through AmeriCorps in a Seattle elementary school. He graduated in 2016 from Beloit College with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. For fun, Nadir was previously very involved in student government and eventually became the president. Nadir loves chocolate and a good root beer. He has just discovered the joys of Netflix.

Doniell Ericksen
Ormsby Hall and Plantz Hall
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Doniell is a third year Hall Director at Lawrence. She is excited to be working for her alma mater as the Hall Director of Plantz and Orsmby and the Volunteer Program Coordinator. At Lawrence she studied Anthropology and Biology and graduated in 2017. If you want to get Doniell excited mention food, infectious diseases, and murder mysteries.

Bonny Sucherman
Hiett Hall
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Bonny joined the Lawrence University staff in August 2017 and has really enjoyed her time so far as the Hiett RHD. She graduated from Beloit College in 2013 where she earned her B.A. in Education & Youth Studies and Rhetoric & Discourse. Bonny has since completed her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from Western Michigan University. Bonny is passionate about social justice and environmentalism, but also gets excited about cats, movies, cooking, and theater.

Cassie Wessing
Kohler Hall and Sage Hall

Jordyn Plieseis
Trever Hall and the Executive Houses