Residence Hall Director

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Gaylene Hodil | (505) 070-6784 | 2143 Farland Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221



Residence Hall Director at Aurora University, IDApr 2022 - Present

  • Hired and trained a staff of 50 student employees who provided support to 1000 residents.
  • Implemented new programming initiatives that increased resident engagement by 20%.
  • Successfully navigated a $1 million budget while maintaining high-quality services for residents.
  • Led a team of professional staff in responding to crisis situations, averaging one per month.
  • Chaired the residence hall conduct board, overseeing 10-15 cases per year.

Assistant Residence Hall Director at North Central College, IDJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Led team of 8 Resident Assistants who oversaw daily operations and programming for 400 first-year students.
  • Created and implemented programs aimed at improving student retention rates, resulting in a 5% increase in returning students.
  • Worked with campus security to develop new safety protocols that reduced incidences of crime by 10%.
  • Negotiated contracts with outside vendors that saved the university $15,000 per year on average.
  • Served as liaison between residence hall staff and faculty members to improve communication and resolve conflicts.

Resident Assistant at Illinois Wesleyan University, IDAug 2015 - May 2019

  • Led weekly programming initiatives averaging 15 residents per event.
  • Created and implemented new floor community building activities that increased resident involvement by 25%.
  • Acted as liaison between residents and property management, successfully resolving 75% of concerns brought to my attention.
  • Monitored the safety and well-being of 50+ residents on a daily basis.
  • Trained 1 fellow Resident Assistant on emergency response procedures.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology at University of California, Los AngelesSep 2011 - May 2015

Bachelor of Science in Psychology has taught me excellent research, writing, and critical thinking skills.


  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Crisis management
  • Student development and programming

Hiawatha Treppa | (132) 280-1070 | Bend, OR



Residence Hall Director at University Housing, Oregon State University, ORMar 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 40 Resident Advisors in providing support to 1600 first-year students.
  • Trained and developed staff through weekly 1-on-1s, monthly in-service trainings, and annual performance evaluations.
  • Created and implemented floor programming designed to engage residents in community building and personal development opportunities.
  • Responded to crisis situations as they arose, often working with campus partners such as Public Safety, Student Health Services, Counseling Center, etc.
  • Monitors budgets for residential life programs & initiatives; utilized fiscal responsibility when planning events or purchasing supplies/equipment for the residence halls.
  • Successfully advocated for additional staffing on their respective shifts which resulted in decreased response time to student concerns by 50%.

Assistant Residence Hall Director at Portland State University Housing & Residential Life, ORAug 2019 - Jan 2022

  • Led a team of 10 Resident Assistants, overseeing the daily operations of a residence hall with 400 students.
  • Coordinated programming and events for residents including weekly study hours, movie nights, and holiday celebrations.
  • Implemented new policies and procedures related to safety and security in the residence hall.
  • Responded to crisis situations involving resident health and wellbeing 24/7 on-call rotation.
  • Trained staff on conflict resolution techniques.
  • Facilitated monthly one-on-one check-ins with each Resident Assistant.

Resident Assistant at Eugene Mission, ORJul 2015 - Jul 2019

  • Led a team of 5 other RAs in planning and executing monthly floor events.
  • Successfully navigated roommate conflict resolution on 3 occasions.
  • Created an effective study plan for 30 residents during midterms and finals week which resulted in 80% of the participants getting A’s or B’s in their classes.
  • Led weekly meditation sessions that were attended by an average of 15 students per session.
  • Planned and executed a successful holiday party for 100 guests with zero incidents.
  • Trained 2 new RAs on policies, procedures, & crisis management.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology at University of OregonSep 2011 - May 2015

I have learned excellent communication, research, and writing skills while studying Bachelor of Science in Psychology.


  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Budgeting and financial management skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Time management