Meet Our Staff

With over 400 full-time, part-time and student employees, the DOR is one of the largest non-academic departments on campus! Our residence life, facilities, administrative, business, marketing, conference and technology staff work to ensure a safe, supportive learning and social environment where students can thrive as they pursue their adventure at Iowa State.

The Vision, Mission & Philosophy of the Department of Residence

OUR VISION: To serve as the premier living environment for advancing student success at Iowa State University.
OUR MISSION: To advance student success at Iowa State University by providing the most supportive and inclusive living/learning communities.
OUR PHILOSOPHY: The Department of Residence is dedicated to providing a student-centered, co-curricular environment that enhances the academic mission of the university, and which embodies the belief that learning at Iowa State University has no physical boundaries. Through the programs, services, and interactions provided by the Department of Residence, students are empowered to become engaged learners, responsible citizens, dynamic leaders, and individuals who are guided by integrity.  We are committed to challenging Iowa State University students to broaden their world view in a campus culture that values and respects individual differences. 
The Department of Residence staff is proactive regarding student needs and interests.  Staff challenges students to expand their horizons and to make healthy and ethical decisions.  A hallmark of our operating style is the creation of collaborative partnerships with students, their families, faculty, staff, and alumni that foster the development and transformation of students within a safe and healthy campus community.  As professional educators we are committed to constantly improving our knowledge and skills in order to provide the optimal educationally purposeful environment for our students.


  • Student SuccessEnsuring students persist, graduate and experience success.
  • Community EngagementEmpowering students to become engaged learners, responsible citizens and dynamic leaders
  • Outstanding FacilitiesProviding facilities that serve students well.
  • Health & SafetyOffering programs and structures that foster a safe and healthy community.
  • Resource Management: Improving staff knowledge, skills, and management of resources for optimal, educationally purposeful environment.

Department of Residence Staff Directory

Organizational Chart - updated March 2017

DOR Unit Directories
Director's Office Administrative Services Business Services Conference Services  
Facilities Services Marketing Services Residence Life  Technology Services  
Residence Life Community Directories
Live-in Staff Community Advisers Hall Desks & Apt. Offices Staff Duty Phones  

DOR Full Staff List

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