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Dr. Edwin Hamada

Assistant Vice President for the Residential Experience

ehamada@coloradocollege.edu

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.

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Kim Taylor

Administrative Assistant

ktaylor@coloradocollege.edu

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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Rochelle Taylor

Housing & Conference Manager

rtaylor@coloradocollege.edu

The Housing & Conference Manager implements multiple room assignment and selection processes, maintains residential records and resolves student concerns, develops policies and procedures to increase efficiency and improve customer interface and office experience, analyzes data to produce reports and inform concerning future housing needs and occupancy predictions, serves as the primary housing contact for students and parents, provides leadership in the planning and implementation of summer conference operations, and supervises the room assignment specialist, administrative assistant, and housing paraprofessional. Rochelle began working at Colorado College in Winter 2015.

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Makayla Nichols

Room Assignment Specialist

mnichols@coloradocollege.edu

The Room Assignment Specialist is responsible for providing administrative support to the Housing & Conference Manager, assisting with various room assignment and selection processes and functions, to include: new student housing assignments; both undergraduate and pre-college summer session housing assignments; coordinating Gap housing and early arrivals; maintaining housing and access software; updating the website; providing room reassignment assistance to students and staff; and conducting research and analyses to assist in the design and implementation of departmental strategies and employee training materials. Makayla began working at Colorado College in Summer 2018.

 

 

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Shannon Gelbman

Administrative Assistant

sgelbman@coloradocollege.edu

The Administrative Assistant serves as a point of contact for visitors and callers to the office and also provides direct assistance to the Housing and Conferences Manager, the Director of the Residential Learning Experience, and the Maintenance and Project Manager for Student Life.

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Paraprofessional - Vacant

The Paraprofessional provides administrative assistance to Central Office staff, including data entry, research, reception, and other clerical duties.

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Keith Beck

Maintenance and Projects Manager for Student Life

kbeck@coloradocollege.edu

Keith Beck has worked at Colorado College since June 2017. He oversees the maintenance and projects for all residential and student life buildings.

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Alex Guido

Lead Maintenance Worker

Alex began working at Colorado College in September 2018. He leads the maintenance team and assists with the maintenance of residential buildings.

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Jeff Verhey

Maintenance

jverhey@coloradocollege.edu

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.

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Eric Cassavaugh

Maintenance

Eric has worked at Colorado College since October 2017. He maintains Loomis and the Language Houses.


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Noah Smith

Maintenance

Noah began working at Colorado College in October 2017. He maintains Mathias, Jackson, Breton, and Arthur residence buildings.

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Tony Capone

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

Laborer

Darnell began working at Colorado College in September 2019. He assists the maintenance team in large work orders in all areas across campus.

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Last updated: 01/04/2021