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In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Residential College, our main priority is your success. You’ll live in close quarters with our exceptional team of upper-class students, faculty mentors and professional staff members who will give you the tools and resources to excel academically and beyond. From community engagement and academic mentoring to educational events and lectures, our team will help you enrich your college experience.

Community Directors — Each of our residence halls comes with professional community directors, excellent resources for you in all aspects of student living. Our community directors are great mentors for freshman and provide unparalleled support in academics and campus life. Whether you’re interested in attending a community event or you have concerns about you living environment, our community directors are here to help assist you.

Our community directors are responsible for:

  • enhancing student development
  • supervising student community mentors
  • assisting students and the community council
  • maintain a safe, secure environment for students
  • managing day-to-day community initiatives and programs

 

Community Assistants— Your residence hall comes complete with community assistants, upper-class students who are committed to helping you navigate the challenges of your first year of college. They live and work within the residential college to address any needs you may encounter. Our community assistants provide leadership, role modeling and community engagement opportunities to ease your transition from high school to university life.

Our community assistants will help you:

  • forge relationships with other students
  • feel a sense of belonging with a strong support system
  • connect with university resources to ensure academic success
  • make the most of your experience through social programs and events

Meet our 2016-2017 community directors for each residence hall

Michelle Vidrine, Manzanita Community Director

Where are you from?

I’m from Hendersonville, North Carolina.

 

Where did you go to college?

I graduated from North Carolina State University (Go Wolfpack!) in 2009 with a double B.A. in history and international cultural studies. I graduated from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) in 2012 with a M.S. in kinesiology.

 

How long have you worked at ASU?

I started working at ASU in June 2015

 

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

Attending ASU events!

 

Jasmine Wilson, Manzanita Management Intern

Where are you from?

I am from Glendale, Arizona

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Where did you go to college?

I graduated from University of Arizona (Bear Down!) in 2016 with a B.S. in Family Studies and Human Developing. I am currently pursing my MEd in Higher and Postsecondary Education at ASU.

 

How long have you worked at ASU?

I started working at ASU in October 2016

 

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

My favorite thing to do on campus is attend sporting events

 

What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?

My favorite thing to do on weekends is hang out with family and friends. 

 

Jacquelyn Heidegger, Palo Verde West Community Director

Where are you from?

I'm from Oak Lawn, Illinois (a southwest suburb of Chicago).

Where did you go to college?

In 2014, I graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with my double B.A. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Organizational Communication. I graduated with my M.S degree in College Student Personnel in the spring of 2016 from Western Illinois University.

How long have you worked at ASU?

I began working at ASU in July of 2016.

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

I love walking around the Tempe campus with my dog, Beau. We like to interact with the community and attend ASU events together!

What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?

I like exploring the Tempe and Phoenix areas and relaxing! I love being outside, so I usually take longer walks and just work to get outside on the weekends!

Kyle Evans, San Pablo Community Director, McClintock Community Director

Where are you from?

I am from Vacaville, California.

 

Where did you go to college?

I went to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, where I graduated with my B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Teaching and Coaching in 2014. Next, I attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, where I graduated with my M.S. in Counseling and Student Development in 2016.

 

How long have you worked at ASU?

I started working at ASU in July 2016.

 

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

So far, I love hiking A Mountain and walking down Palm Walk, but I am looking forward to all of the Sun Devil Athletics events!

 

What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?

I like to be outside as much as possible, so I love to hike, explore a new area of the state, or go for a run around town.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Tempe?

Definitely Postino’s or Four Peaks for brunch!

 

Courtney Francis, McClintock Management Intern

Where are you from?

My mom was in the Air Force,  so I'm from everywhere, but I moved to Arizona, from New Mexico.

 

Where did you go to college?

I completed my undergraduate course work at the University of Arizona.

 

How long have you worked at ASU?

I started working at ASU in October 2016.

 

What is your favorite thing to do on campus?

Explore all the buildings, and grassy areas on campus!

 

What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?

Watch TV shows, and explore Tempe.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Tempe?

I haven't been to ANY yet, but I'm taking suggestions!