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Residence Life Staff

Our Mission

We support student success in our community by promoting a healthy environment built on service leadership, accountability, equity, and inclusion.

The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs provides leadership and guidance to the entire residential Doane community.  They work in the Student Affairs Office in Perry Campus Center.  Residence Directors report directly to them, and they report to the Vice President for Student Affairs.  They also serve as the Senior Housing Officer.

The Assistant Director for Housing Operations serves as primary contact for Residence Life.  She's available in the Residence Life Office in Perry during business hours.  She manages our housing and conduct databases.  The AD for Housing Operations also oversees our housing assignment process for incoming students.

Megan Failor
Assistant Director for Housing Operations
Judicial Affairs Coordinator
P: 402-826-6721

Residence Directors (RD) are trained professionals who oversee the smooth operation of our residence halls.   They are available to students in their residence hall offices Monday through Friday from 8-5, and at least one RD is always on duty.  Supporting the residence advisors and promoting student success are their primary responsibilities.

Caitlin Smith-Hagerman
Residence Director of Frees Hall
P:  402.826.8681

Robert Sharp
Residence Director of Sheldon Hall
P: 402-826-8619

Coordinator of Campus Engagement and Leadership
Residence Director of Hansen Hall
P: 402-826-8110

Assistant Residence Directors (ARD) are paraprofessional students.  Like RAs, they serve as a resource to residents in ours halls; however, they also handle collateral responsibilities, focusing on improving our sustainability, developing mentorship programs for new RAs, and collaborating with our themed communities to promote their success.

Haylee Haller
Assistant Residence Director

Residence Advisors (RA) are peer resources in the residence halls. Each RA is a trained, mature student who helps check residents in and out of their room, plans activities and events for their hall, acts as a resource and referral person, and is on duty periodically for emergencies.  RAs are available in their rooms most evenings:  When their doors are open, feel free to stop by and say hello! For more information on joining our team as a Residence Advisor please contact Caitlin Smith at

Meet Your RA

Contact Information
For general questions, please contact us via phone or email, or stop by the Residence Life Office in Perry during business hours, 8-5pm Monday through Friday.
Phone: 402.826.6721
ResLife Emergency Line: 402.418.1575