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RLCA Who We Are

Residential Life & Campus Activities Staff

We are all about relationships, being intentional and purposeful in all that we do, and having the greatest positive influence on the unique adventure that is Colorado College. Our enthusiastic and hard-working staff is dedicated to working with our students to make their Colorado College experience the best experience.

RLCA Worner Center Staff

Rochelle Mason, Senior Associate Dean of Students

rmason@coloradocollege.edu

Senior Associate Dean Rochelle Mason has a long association with Colorado College. Prior to her appointment as senior associate dean, she held the position of associate dean for 6 years and director of minority student life and director of minority and international students for 18 years. Rochelle earned her B.A. in Drama from Colorado College and a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Intercultural Counseling from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Rochelle has lived in Colorado Springs since 1969 and has been instrumental in outreach and partnership efforts connecting Colorado College to the greater community. She has received numerous community honors including an Urban League Service Award for commitment to the welfare of under-represented students; the NAACP Community Award in Higher Education and Citizen of the Year Award from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Iota Omicron Lambda Chapter. She also served a 6-year term on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan YMCA. Rochelle has been recognized at Colorado College as well; she has received several Mentor Awards, Service Awards and the Nelson-Cisneros Award from for commitment to diversity and inclusion for all members of the Colorado College community. Her goal is to create relevant, inter-connected, and transformational engagement for our students to maximize and leverage their experiences at Colorado College.

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Bethany Grubbs, Assistant Director

bethany.grubbs@coloradocollege.edu

Bethany Grubbs provides programmatic and educational vision and leadership focused on student development and implementing learning-based experiences for students. As the Assistant Director, she provides leadership and mentorship to the Residential Life Coordinators, has integral responsibility for the oversight of the residential experience for students living in a variety of communities on and off campus, and serves as the advisor to Greek organizations. Bethany also provides programmatic and educational vision and leadership focused on co-curricular student development by creating and implementing learning-based experiences for students.

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Lynnette DiRaddo, Worner Center and Campus Reservations Manager

ldiraddo@coloradocollege.edu

As the Worner Center Manager, Lynnette is responsible for management of the daily operations of Worner Campus Center. She provides oversight of events in the building, manages all services provided by the Worner Center Information Desk and supervises student staff who are knowledgeable and will make your day brighter. She also serves as the liaison for Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Bon Appetit Management Company. As Campus Reservations Manager she provides leadership and support for faculty, staff and student event planners by ensuring events are scheduled, managed, supported and advertised appropriately. Lynnette has been recognized by each outgoing senior class as a respected mentor for 14 years in a row.

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Kimber Peterson, Administrative Assistant

kimber.peterson@coloradocollege.edu

Kimber Peterson provides administrative support for the RLCA offices acting as a communication conduit and cultivating positive relationships for students, parents, and visitors. She directly supports the Senior Associate Dean of Students, the Assistant Director of RLCA, and Campus Activities, and serves as the supervisor for the Front Front Desk Coordinators in furtherance of the vision of the Student Life Division. Kimber has been with Colorado College since October 2014.

kimber peterson 2016

Residential Life Coordinators (RLC)

Apollo Harris, Residential Life Coordinator - Old Town: Bemis, McGregor, Ticknor, Montgomery

apollo.harris@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6620

My name is Apollo Harris! I’m originally from Mobile, Alabama (Birthplace of Mardi Gras). I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications and History from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). After serving a year with AmeriCorps, I received my Master of Arts in High Education Administration at Rowan University. Before coming to Colorado College, I worked at University of Southern Mississippi and University of North Florida. I have many interests including cooking, sports, Star Wars, Harry Potter, comic books, and anime! My goal for my residents is to have an amazing and positive experience living in Old Town! Stop by my office in Bemis for a chat!

apollo harris 2016

Matt Edwards, Matt Edwards, Residential Life Coordinator – East Campus, Jackson, Synergy Houses, Fraternities, Senior Cottages, and Off- Campus Housing

matt.edwards@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-7350

Matt supports off-campus students, and oversees and manages on-campus residences as well, including the new East Campus residential complex. He is responsible for promoting a positive student experience within a large residence hall or small residence community, serving on the professional staff team for the department, and implementing the goals and objectives of the department on a daily basis. Matt Edwards began his first year at Colorado College in the fall of 2014.

Allison Kendrix, Residential Life Coordinator – Slocum, CC Inn, and Lennox

allison.kendrix@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6298

Allison supports one of the three large halls as well as two small communities here on campus. She supervises two living and learning communities called Pride (geared towards our LGBTQIA+ students) and Revitalizing Nations (geared towards our Indigenous and Native American students). She also oversees the Glass House and CC Inn, which are both unique experiences for students at Colorado College. Her objectives are to implement the standards and goals of the department, provide mentorship to Resident Advisors and build community within the residential spaces. Allison has been with Colorado College since 2016.

allison kendrix 2016

Heather Solov, Residential Life Coordinator – Mathias Hall, Arthur House

hsolov@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6311

Heather joins the RLCA team from Carrollton, GA where she attended the University of West Georgia for her MEd in Professional Counseling with a College Student Affairs emphasis. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, she attended Southern Methodist University where she received her BA in Sociology and Psychology. Here at CC, Heather is responsible for the supervision of one of the large halls on campus as well as one small house. In this capacity, she supervises two living and learning communities called The Enclave (geared towards active Butler Center groups) and Outdoor Education (geared towards students with an interest in outdoor pursuits) as well as one unique experience community (Arthur House - a 24 hour substance free and quiet space). In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors adventuring in and around Colorado Springs on day hikes in the mountains and other open spaces, catching the latest movies at the movie theater, travelling around the world with her husband, and finding new places to eat and spend time with friends and colleagues. Heather has been with Colorado College since June 2017.

Luis Valdez, Residential Life Coordinator – Loomis Hall

lvaldez@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6227

Luis Valdez will provide a positive influence and be a top notch resource to first-year students in Loomis Hall. Luis will guide and mentor student residents as they navigate this time of exploration in lives now filled with development, adventure, and self-discovery. Luis brings excitement to CC seeing it as an institution that thrives on intentionally growing as a family unit to develop a tight knit community combining adventure, empowerment, programming, and innovation. Luis is most enthralled with the opportunities of learning, developing, and growing close with his RA team, recognizing that they are the most important component to any Residential Life team. Luis attended the University pf Mew Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There he joined Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc., ASUNM, and UNM’s Residence Life and Student Housing holding the titles of Resident Advisor and Desk Attendant. Luis then went on to greater adventures as the Residence Director at Portland State University. When not focused on spreading positivity, Luis enjoys obsessing over Netflix, Doctor Who, gummy worms, movies, tattoos, guitar, and poetry! He is excited to start this new chapter of his life beginning his career with CC in July 2017.

Xavier Karjohn, Residential Life Coordinator – Western Ridge Apartments, Language Houses

xkarjohn@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-7349

Xavier Karjohn is the Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) who will oversee the five Western Ridge Apartments (Antero, Blanca, Edith Gaylord, El Diente and John Lord Knight) and the six Language Houses (Elbert, Elf, Haskell, Max Kade, Mullett, and Windom) on West Campus. He is originally from Milwaukee, WI, but recently moved to Colorado Springs from Ashland, OR. Xavier has a background with years of experience in Student Affairs and has worked in the areas of Residence Life, Multicultural Affairs, Emergency Response Coordination, Conferences, and Facilities. Xavier studied Business and Organizational Development at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

Xavier comes to Colorado College with the unique international perspective of living on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. He intends to utilize his international and other various professional development experiences, to promote equitable communities within his areas. Xavier hopes to invoke a positive student experience at CC, by ensuring that the needs of each student are addressed equitably. He plans to assist in co-creating a community that is conducive for all students to be successful.

Purpose: Promoting the values of Integrity, Trust, and Loyalty while encouraging self-discovery, understanding one’s and individual identity. My goal is to assist residents with their transition adulthood while providing successful strategies focused towards engaged citizenship.

Hobbies: cooking, baking, traveling, karaoke, diving, watersports, movies, and crocheting.

Front Desk Coordinators

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Lisa Smith, Front Desk Coordinator - Mathias

lasmith@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6254

Lisa Smith is the Mathias Front Desk Coordinator. She is responsible for keeping the records for and checking students in and out of the building, and also provides students with supplies and information. Safety and security for the students is a top priority for Lisa. She also provides administrative support for Residential Life and Campus Activities and Housing and Conferences offices. Lisa has worked at Colorado College since 1988, 29 years.

Lisa Smith

Kathy Pogue, Front Desk Coordinator - Slocum

kathy.pogue@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6300

Kathy Pogue as Front Desk Coordinator for the RLCA offices, supports student residents, faculty and visitors at Slocum Hall. She is responsible for organizing student residential contracts for check in, and assists the RLC maintaining records for residency damage reports. Along with the RLC, Kathy is responsible for cultivating a comfortable atmosphere for student residential lifestyle. Kathy has been with Colorado College since August 2004.

kathy pogue 2016

Grayson Wilson, Front Desk Coordinator – Loomis

gwilson@coloradocollege.edu
719-389-6229

Grayson Wilson is the Loomis Front Desk Coordinator. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the front desk at Loomis Hall which oversees the needs of student residents in the Front Range and Western Ridge homes as well as the Language Houses. Grayson is a native of Colorado Springs and a proud graduate of both Pikes Peak Community College and Pueblo Community College. Grayson’s first priority is making sure that the students both are and feel safe and assisting with any difficulties or struggles they may have. When not watching over Loomis and Western Ridge, Grayson is an avid reader and writer with a passion for all things Celtic and Norse. Between training in Strongman, Highland Games and Swordplay, he also assists his mother and several wild but lovable cats. Grayson began his career with CC in June 2017.

Grayson Wilson