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 residential communities. 


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

Residence Life Administration

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

Taylor is academically a senior, "but a junior on the field" majoring in psychology/criminal justice. He is a captain on the football team, a member of SAAC, in the Psychology Club, and a Presidential Scholar. He believes that students living on campus should take advantage of the diverse opportunities available to them, including the diverse student body and involvement opportunities.

Coleston Pope- Hall Director; McConnell, Hickory, and Ross Halls

Coleston is junior political science major from Cochocton, Ohio. He is a member of the Blue Knight swim team and a Presidential Scholar. Coleston hopes that all students have a great on campus living experience and is looking forward to an outstanding academic year!

Macie Jenkins- Hall Director, Residence Life Programming

Macie is junior education major from nearby Cable, Ohio. She serves as president of the Campus Activities Board and is involved in several other on-campus organizations. She also volunteers as a youth softball coach in Champaign County. 

Mitch Joseph- Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life

Mitch received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Urbana University and a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. He was involved in numerous student organizations at Urbana and has served as a Residence Coordinator at Heidelberg University and Summer Housing Operations Coordinator at The New School. Mitch wants all students to get the most out of their UU experience by getting involved, engaged, and making new friends.


Traditional Style Residence Halls

Resident Assistants

Sycamore Hall

Matthew Clinton




Logan Smith




Robert Young




Cody Schultz




Nathan Jones




Hazard Hall

Allie West





Jessica Combs





Darian Bergman





Community Living Residence Halls

Resident Assistants 

McConnell Hall

Nikki Holthaus- Blue Wing 1st Floor





Lewis Dunne- Blue Wing 2nd Floor





Carl Henriksson- Green Wing 1st Floor





Hillary Bancroft- Green Wing 2nd Floor





 Johnathon Barbee- Orange Wing, 1st Floor





Taylor Gianangeli- Orange Wing 2nd Floor






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