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 RA Staff


Sycamore Hall

Taylor Cayot - 1st Floor

Kim Helander- 1st Floor

Josh Brown- 2nd Floor

Taylor Tussing- 2nd Floor

Brock Finch- 2nd Floor


South Hall

 Graham Fach


Hazard Hall

Samantha Little- 1st Floor

Taylor Gianangeli- 2nd Floor

Beth Kramer- 2nd Floor


McConnell Hall

Courtney Hockenbery- Blue Wing 1st Floor

Patrick Hudepohl- Blue Wing 2nd Floor

Alvin Busbee- Green Wing 1st Floor

James Tucker- Orange Wing

Brooke Turner- Green Wing 2nd Floor


Chelsea Winderl- Orange Wing 2nd Floor


Ross Hall

Bethaine Caldwell- 1st Floor

Hickory Hall

Jesse Beal

Residence Life Administration

Mitch Joseph, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life and Engagement



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