Resident Assistants

Develop leadership skills, mentor students, and have fun!

Resident Assistants (RAs) have the opportunity to directly impact the growth and development of their peers by providing leadership and acting as role models for their floor.


C.H.A.R.A.C.T.E.R. is the acronym for the Urbana University Residence Hall Programming Model. The letters in our acronym represent the desired topic areas for residence hall programs. Those areas are as follows:

  • C: Culture/Diversity;
  • H: Health;
  • A: Academic/Professional;
  • R: Recreation;
  • A: Art/Music;
  • C: Community Service;
  • T: Team Building;
  • E: Engagement;
  • R: Religious/Spiritual.

This programming tool is intended to promote intellectual, spiritual, social, cultural and physical development. Programs should “challenge and support” students to achieve optimal growth and to appreciate varying perspectives.

Meet Your Residence Life Staff

Hall Directors

Taylor Cayot - Hall Director; Sycamore, South, and Hazard Halls

Brock Finch- Hall Director; McConnell, Hickory, and Ross Halls

Brooke Turner, Assistant Hall Director

Sycamore Hall

Graham Fach

Coleston Pope

Mike Bamber

Brad Anderson

Johnathon Barbee


South Hall



Hazard Hall

Amber Webb- 1st Floor

Taylor Gianangeli- 2nd Floor

Nicolette Holthaus- 2nd Floor


McConnell Hall

Macie Jenkins- Blue Wing 1st Floor

Kim Helander- Blue Wing 2nd Floor

Alvin Busbee- Green Wing 1st Floor

Brittney Barnett- Green Wing 2nd Floor

 Taylor Tussing- Orange Wing, 1st Floor

Jessica Combs- Orange Wing 2nd Floor

Ross Hall

Brooke Turner, Assistant Hall Director; RA, Ross Hall

Hickory Hall

Josh Brown


RA Resources

From Our Alumni

"I am happy and proud to say that choosing Urbana is one of my best decisions I've ever made.  While working my way through the ACE program, I received rigorous instruction and at the same time, the program met the needs of the adult learner."

-John Parker
Class of ‘08