Residential Life Staff
The Residential Life office is located on the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center. Our central office staff consists of our Director, Assistant Director, four Area Coordinators and an Administrative Assistant. We are committed to a student-focused approach to campus housing. Feel free to stop by our office, call 507-933-7529 or use the contact information found below to contact us!
Director of Residential Life
Charlie Potts: Charlie is beginning his fifth year as Director in the fall of 2015. A graduate of Gustavus, he is currently a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota. Charlie oversees all aspects of the residential program at Gustavus. He has worked in student affairs at Minnesota colleges for the last decade.
- E-mail Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Director of Residential Life
- Email Melissa at email@example.com
Area Coordinators are full-time professional staff members who live on campus and are responsible for oversight and management of specific areas of campus. The Area Coordinators supervise the Collegiate Fellows, assist with facilities management, oversee the conduct process for their areas and are available for conversations, support and to address concerns from students.
Mandy Rae Fairbrother: Mandy Rae serves as the Area Coordinator for Norelius Hall and the ILS Core Value Houses on 7th Street. Mandy Rae is starting her first year at Gustavus in the fall of 2015 after finishing her master's degree program at Western Illinois University. Mandy Rae lives in Norelius Hall.
- E -mail Mandy Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Henderson: Lindsay serves as the Area Coordinator for Uhler Hall, Rundstrom Hall & Pittman Hall. She lives in Uhler Hall with her partner Peter. Lindsay is starting her first year at Gustavus in the fall of 2015 after finishing her master's degree program at Minnesota State University Mankato.
- E-mail Lindsay at email@example.com
Danielle Paris: Danielle serves as the Area Coordinator for College View Apartments, Chapel View Townhomes, Arbor View Apartment, Southwest Hall and Sohre Hall. Danielle lives in Southwest. She is beginning her second year at Gustavus in the fall of 2015 after completing her master's degree program at Iowa State University. Danielle attended North Dakota State University for her undergraduate education.
- E-mail Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Heller : Erik serves as the Area Coordinator for the Complex (North, Sorensen and Gibbs Halls) as well as Prairie View Hall and the Carlson International Center. Erik lives in North Hall. He is beginning his second year at Gustavus in the fall of 2015. Erik graduated from Minnesota State-Mankato and finished his master's degree at Western Illinois University last spring.
- E-mail Erik at email@example.com
- Sue Myhra
- E-mail Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty/Administrators in Residence
- Faculty/Administrator in Residence for the First-Year Experience: Paul Matzke
Paul is the Assistant Director of Summer Programs & Assistant Catering Manager in the Gustavus Dining Service and lives in Sohre Hall. E-mail: email@example.com
- Faculty/Administrator in Residence for the Sophomore Year Experience: Jeff La Frenierre
Jeff is a faculty member in the Geography department and lives with his wife in Sorensen Hall. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Life Student Employees
Student staff members work in the Residential Life Office through the College's student employment program. Their job includes receptionist duties, answering telephones, data entry, web work, bulletin board creation, filing and general office duties.