Roshona Porter

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The Office of Residence Life has over 100 student staff employees: 112 Residence Assistants (RAs), 14 Living Community Assistants (LCAs) , 9 Resident Mangers (RMs) and a host of Front Desk Workers, Fitness Workers, Office Managers, and Education Tutors. They also employ 12 Graduate Assistants (GAs). All of the above student staff are overseen by a live-in professional staff member referred to as the Hall Director (HD). This professional staff member is required to have a Master's in Higher Education or a similar field and must live in the halls among the students.

There are 10 HD’s on campus. There is a varying degree of professional experience. Some HDs have been in the position for 8 years and some for a few weeks.

Project Goal:

Create a 4 year Professional Development Plan for Hall Directors in order to support them in their professional growth and development both while they are at Western and beyond.


This poster was presented at the Teaching and Learning Bash on September 19, 2014 at Western Michigan University. NAME was part of the 2013-14 Academic Leadership Academy cohort.