Residential Experience Leadership

Dr. Edwin Hamada

Assistant Vice President for the Residential Experience

The Assistant Vice President for the Residential Experience serves as the Senior Housing Officer (SHO) for the college in addition to supervising the Housing and Conference Manager, Maintenance and Projects Manager for Student Life, the Director of the Residential Experience, and the Director of Campus Safety.

Dr. Edwin Toshio Hamada, started his role as Assistant Vice President for the Residential Experience at Colorado College in September 2020. Prior to joining Colorado College, he served as Associate Dean of Students/Director of Housing and Residence Life at Washington State University. He also has worked in various capacities at the University of Washington, University of California - Irvine, and San Jose State University. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, a MS in College Student Personnel/Student Development from Western Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington.

He has served as a faculty mentor for ACUHO-I STARS College and values authentic, mentoring relationships. He looks forward to returning to a small liberal arts institution where he can get to know more students and staff. When he is not advocating for students and staff at work, he spends his time tinkering with a few classic cars and hiking with his wife, Sue, and their 2 dogs.


Kim Taylor

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Student Life and is responsible for managing the faculty apartments which provide temporary housing for visiting faculty. Kim also manages the annual Student Health Insurance Plan waiver/enrollment process for all CC students. Kim has worked at Colorado College since 2012.


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Samantha Soren 


Housing & The Residential Experience



Housing Manager

Housing & The Residential Experience


Emily Heath 

Housing Assignments Specialist

Housing & The Residential Experience




Housing Administrative Assistant


Jamal Westry

Facilities & Maintenance Manager for Residential Housing 


Jeff Verhey

Residential Maintenance

Jeff Verhey began working at Colorado College in 2002. He maintains South, CC Inn, Lennox, Synergy, Interfaith, Phi Gamma, Kappa Sigma, and 1018 N. Weber.


Tony Capone

Residential Maintenance

Tony began working at Colorado College in July 2019. He maintains Western Ridge, Old Town, and Faculty apartment residential buildings.

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Darnell Gayle

Residential Maintenance

Darnell began working at Colorado College in September 2019. He maintains Mathias, Arthur, Jackson and Breton.

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