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Northwest Missouri State University

Residential Life Staff

Residential Life is proud to introduce an outstanding professional and student staff to meet your needs while living on campus. Our department is comprised of Bachelors and Masters-level professional staff and an energetic team of undergraduate-level student staff.

Professional Staff

Primary building assignments for Hall & Complex Directors are in bold.

Name Position



Rose Viau Director of Residential Life rviau 660.562.1214
Meghan Davis Assistant Director of Residential Life for Residential Student Success meghanh 660.562.1019
Abbey Williams Coordinator of First Year Residential Experience ajriley 660.562.1014
Scott Shields Coordinator of Residential Life Operations sshield 660.562.1969
Rebecca Maier Coordinator of Upperclass and Special Populations rmaier 660.562.1035
Jody Throener Residential Life Specialist jodye 660.562.1214
Dustin Abrego Forest Village Apartments
Hall Director
s517770 660.562.0832
Kenzie Bloom Franken Hall
Hall Director
s518225 660.562.0830
Mike Miller Tower Suites, Forest Village, and The Station
Complex Director
mmiller 660.562.0837
Aimee Rea South Complex & Franken Hall
Complex Director
area 660.562.0835
Chris Hardin
Complex Director
chardin 660.562.0810
Emily Zahasky
Roberta Hall
Hall Director
s517763 660.562.5036
Kash Dhanapal Millikan, Dieterich, and Phillips Halls
Complex Director
kashd 660.562.0834
Steven Steinman
Phillips Hall
Hall Director
s503717 660.562.0831


Residence Hall Student Staff


ACDs - Assistant Complex Directors

The Assistant Complex Director (ACD) is a paraprofessional staff member responsible for assisting a Hall Director or Area Coordinator with the overall administration of a residence hall including sole responsibility for all front desk operations.  The ACD is an experienced student staff member who is looking for new challenges and opportunities in Residential Life.  The ACD is expected to offer assistance and expertise to ultimately provide an educational and developmental experience for residents and staff.

RAs - Resident Assistants

RAs live on each floor of our residence halls.  Their primary role is to help build community on their floor and throughout the building.  RAs are there to assist you with finding resources solve your needs, assist in conflict mediation, present events and program opportunities and confront policy violations.

SAs - Student Assistants

SAs are very similar to our RAs.  SAs are located in Forest Village Apartments and Roberta Hall.  While their basic functions are the same as RAs (see above), their focus is much more focused towards the needs of the upperclassmen environment in which they work. 

ARCHs - Academic Resource Consultant in-Hall

ARCHs work in our freshman residence halls to facilitate academic progress and promote an environment of intellectual inquiry by providing programming and resources for students. 

BRIDGEs - Building Relationships and Integrating Diverse Growth Experiences

BRIDGEs works in in our residence halls to facilitate diversity education and promote an enriching environment by providing programming and resources for students that will stimulate an active interest in other cultures. 

DMs - Desk Managers

DMs hire, evaluate, and train our Desk Assistant (DA) staff.  The DM is responsible for the operation of the front desk(s) to which s/he is assigned.  The desk operation is vital in providing service to the residents and guests.  Some of the services provided at the desk include:  recreation equipment, cooking equipment, vacuums, change, stamps, mail distribution, and a resource for questions from residents and guests.  

DAs - Desk Attendants

DAs are students who work the front desks of each of our residence halls.  They provide assistance by answering questions, checking out equipment, performing mail service, taking maintenance requests, provide lockout services, and more.