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 Residence Life Advisors (RLAs), 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.
2018-2019 Residence Hall Directors
Colman Hall and Brokaw Hall
Nadir is happy to be in his second 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 is a second 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 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.
Spencer serves as the Residence Hall Director for Kohler and Sage Halls, and the Campus Life Greek Advisor and Leadership Coordinator. Spencer earned his B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2017. At UW-Eau Claire, Spencer became passionate about student leadership development and served in several different leadership roles. In his free time, Spencer highly enjoys literally every dog, rollerblading, hiking, and searching for the best coffee possible.