Residence Director Testimonials
Shippensburg University's Residence Director position is one of the most unique experiences in the field of student affairs. The entire department works hand in hand with faculty to ensure each Residence Director has a balanced and enriched experience. My three years as a graduate residence director prepared me on numerous levels for the real world experience of student affairs.
Michael A. Post
Mount St. Mary's University
Being a Residence Director at SHIP was a one-of-a-kind experience that I could not have begun to fully appreciate until I moved on to my first professional position. The well-rounded training that I received has made me a very versatile professional in many areas of Student Affairs.
Matthew Shupp, M.S., N.C.C.
Assistant Director of Student Life
Community College of Philadelphia
I still rely on the valuable professional experience I gained as a Residence Director at Shippensburg University . The support, guidance and opportunities I received as an RD has greatly shaped and benefited my career.
Thomas C. Segar
University of Maryland
When I talk with students wanting to enter the field of Higher Education I am glad to say I can always speak highly of my experience at Ship. Between the outstanding educational program and the hands-on, day-to-day experiences of being an RD for 3 years, I was set when looking for jobs. Coming away from Ship I had numerous job offers and more importantly I had the skills to do my job well. Ship's RD position exposes you to many areas beyond traditional Residence Life programs and puts you ahead of the game. I feel like I found the best Student Affairs secret early on in my career... go to Ship and they'll prepare you for it all!
Coordinator of Studnet Emergency Services
University of Texas at Austin
My three years as a Residence Director at SHIP set the foundation for who I am today as a Residence Life professional. The Residence Life program allowed me to grow professionally through hands-on, interactive application of skill. The supervision and dedication of the Dean of Students staff and the graduate faculty made it an incredibly enjoyable experience. These many years later, I still reflect back to the lessons and experiences I had at SHIP and am grateful for the opportunity I had. I consider myself lucky.
Associate Director of Residence Life
Staff Recruitment & Development
My RD experience provided me with invaluable experiences within in the field. It made my classroom learnings a reality and taught me the importance of using theory alongside practical experience. It gave me the opportunity to gain experience, not only in Residence Life, but many different areas within Student Affairs, especially judicial work, housing experience, orientation, and working with students concerning drug and alcohol issues on campus. My experience allowed me to find my passion in the field so that when I job searched after graduate school, I knew what I was searching for.
Christina N. Bell
Assistant Director of Residential Services