Meet the Residence Life & Housing Staff

Residence Life Office Mission Statement

The Residence Life Office seeks to assist students in successfully transitioning to a life of independent living by creating an environment built on safety, mutual respect, holistic engagement, and accountable empowerment.

Safety

  • Prioritizing the safety and security of all facilities and residents
  • Providing 24/7 on-call service for our residential students
  • Training a knowledgeable and capable staff to serve the needs of our diverse students

Mutual Respect

  • For people from all backgrounds with an appreciation for diversity
  • For property, both public and private
  • For policies, respecting the rights and freedom of others

Holistic Engagement

  • Fostering a culture of life-long learning
  • Equipping students with effective and responsible communication
  • Encouraging active participation within the community

Accountable Empowerment

  • Empowering students to take ownership of their responsibilities
  • Challenging students to think critically and creatively
  • Supporting students to be positive role-models

Residence Life Staff

Holly Binder
Director of Housing
housing@drury.edu
(417) 873-7654

Matt Battaglia
Director of Residence Life & Chief Judicial Officer
mbattaglia@drury.edu
(417) 873-6871
       
Andy Swartz
Residence Life Coordinator / Hall Director & RLA Advisor
aswartz@drury.edu
(417) 873-7382
Katrina Valera
Area Director & SUB Advisor
kvalera@drury.edu
(417) 873-7423
       
Jamie Alexander
Hall Coordinator / Prevention Initiatives
jalexander008@drury.edu
(417) 873-7423
Jacob Popa
Hall Coordinator / SGA Advisor
jpopa@drury.edu
(417) 873-7423


Meet the Resident Assistants / Community Assistants

Smith Hall Staff

Meet Steven
Resident Assistant

Major: Exercise & Sport Science
Hometown: Nixa, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: SRT, Ambassadors, Drury Dance Marathon, Tour Guide, Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Men on the Lane

Meet Chelsea
Resident Assistant

Major: Music Therapy
Hometown: Columbia, MO
Grade: Sophomore
Campus Activities: Delta Delta Delta, SUB, MU Theta, Alpha Lambda Delta

Meet Hannah
Resident Assistant

Major: Spanish and Biology
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Cross Country & Track, Drury Ambassadors

Meet Rachel
Resident Assistant

Major: Biology & Chemistry/Pre-Med
Hometown: Liberty, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: French Club, Mortar Board, Pre-Health Professions, Alpha Lambda Delta, Concert Choir

Meet Irene
Resident Assistant

Major: Marketing and Management
Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua
Grade: Sophomore
Campus Activities: ISA

Meet Emma
Resident Assistant

Major: Music Therapy
Hometown: Lee's Summit, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Tri Delta, SUB, Mu Theta, Drury Singers, Alpha Lambda Delta

Meet Trey
Resident Assistant

Major: Pre-Med, Biochem, and Physics
Hometown: Carthage, MO
Grade: Sophomore
Campus Activities: Ambassadors, Pre-Health Professions, ALD, Drury Ultimate

 

 


Sunderland Hall Staff

Meet Sheila
Resident Assistant

Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Hometown: Marshfield, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: Editor-in-Chief on The Mirror, Tri Delta, Lambda Pi Eta

Meet Jackie
Resident Assistant

Major: Environmental Health
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: SUB, Tri Delta, SIFE, Think Green!, Drury
Ambassadors

Meet Bryce
Resident Assistant

Major: Chemistry and Biology
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: Track and Field, Cross Country, Mortar Board

Meet Jay
Resident Assistant

Major: International Political Studies and Environmental Science
Hometown: Camdenton, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: Fanthers, SGA, Enactus

Meet Rebecca
Resident Assistant

Major: Finance and Spanish
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Cross Country, Track, Alpha Lambda Delta

Meet Molly
Resident Assistant

Major: English/Secondary Education
Hometown: Branson, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Zeta Tau Alpha, Student Recruitment Team, Alpha Lambda Delta, Enactus, RLA

Meet Katie
Resident Assistant

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Waynesville, MO
Grade: Sophomore
Campus Activities: SGA, Student Recruitment Team, and DMO

Meet Jacob
Resident Assistant

Major: Music Education
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: SUB, SGA, Drury Singers, Concert Choir, Men on the Lane


Wallace Hall Staff

Meet Erin
Resident Assistant

Major: English and Secondary Education
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Zeta Tau Alpha, SIFE, RLA

Meet Courtney
Resident Assistant

Major: Biology and Nursing
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: Enactus, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Fanther

Meet Addison
Resident Assistant

Major: Architecture
Hometown: Lawrence, KS
Grade: Sophomore
Campus Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, The Vine, Men on the Lane

Meet Parker
Resident Assistant

Major: Physics and Math
Hometown: Spokane, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Intramurals, Student Government Association, Men on the Lane, Enactus.

Meet Ted
Resident Assistant

Major: Marketing and Management
Hometown: Washington, MO
Grade: Sophomore
Campus Activities: Ambassadors, ALD

Meet Danielle
Resident Assistant

Major: Art History, Fine Arts, Spanish
Hometown: Camdenton, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: Tour Guide, Admissions Office Assistant, Alpha Lambda Delta, ISM, Mortar Board

Meet Ellen
Resident Assistant

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: Tennis Team, Ambassadors, Fanther, Psi Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, SAAC

   


Community Assistants (Apartments)

Meet Dylan
Community Assistant

Major: French
Hometown: Galena, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: French Club, Pi Delta Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Mortar Board

Meet Kaleigh
Community Assistant

Major: English
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Alpha Lambda Delta, Drury Singers, Ambassadors, Pi Beta Phi

Meet Kevin
Community Assistant

Major: Management and Finance
Hometown: Broken Arrow, OK
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: Lambda Chi Alpha, Ambassadors

Meet Micha
Community Assistant

Major: Design/Fine Art
Hometown: Mexico, MO
Grade: Junior
Campus Activities: ALD, Drury Ultimate, works at O'Reilly Family Event Center

Meet James
Community Assistant

Major: Design Arts, VisCom special program
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: SRT, Ambassadors, Lambda Chi Alpha

Meet Branden
Community Assistant  

Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Grade: Senior
Campus Activities: Jazz Band