Residence Life

Contact

(440) 826-2114, reslife@bw.edu

Campus Location

Bonds Hall, Room 110
275 Eastland Rd.
Berea, OH 44017-2088

Office Hours

Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

About Residence Life

The Offices of Residence Life, Student Conduct and Commuter Services comprise one department. The goal of the Office of Residence Life is to assist students with all aspects of their lives at Baldwin Wallace University through a variety of services. This includes providing an environment that is supportive of academic work both inside and outside of the classroom and fostering personal growth and development. Experienced staff members get students involved in the wide range of educational, cultural, recreational and social activities offered in BW’s residence halls.

Staff

Bob Beyer
Director, Office of Residence Life, Student Conduct and Commuter Services
Bob Beyer graduated from The College of Wooster in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and completed his master’s degree in student affairs in higher education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He has been working full time in housing and residence life at different colleges and universities since fall 2000. Beyer started his career as a hall director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and later moved to Lake Erie College to serve as the director of residence life for five years. Beyer started at Baldwin Wallace as the assistant director of residence life and student conduct in 2008 and was promoted to the director in August 2020.

Kerry Mullen
Associate Director, Office of Residence Life, Student Conduct and Commuter Services
Kerry Mullen graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in English and completed her master’s degree in college student personnel at Bowling Green State University. She started her career as a hall director at Ashland University and then became an area coordinator at John Carroll University. Mullen then ventured to Savannah, Georgia where she held positions as a hall director and then a student success advisor at Savannah College of Art and Design. She joined BW as the housing coordinator in 2013.

Kristi Brown
Administrative Specialist
Kristi Brown has been with BW since 2010 when she joined the campus community working in dining services. She moved to the Office of Residence Life staff in April 2013. Prior to BW, Brown worked as a help desk analyst and procurement specialist for Toshiba America Medical Systems in Tustin, California.

Assistant Directors

Assistant directors are full-time professional staff members of the Office of Residence Life, within the division of student affairs, and report to the assistant director of residence life. Assistant directors are responsible for a residential area of approximately 800 students and the supervision of four graduate hall directors and 30-35 resident assistants. They are also responsible for the coordination of staff development and training, staff recruitment, residence hall governance and programming.

Todd Heft
Assistant Director, Office of Residence Life, Student Conduct and Commuter Services
Todd Heft has been with BW since June 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication in 2000 and his master’s degree in counseling and college student development in 2003, both from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. After receiving his master’s degree, Heft worked as a hall director at Ferris State University for three years before coming to BW. In addition to his work at BW, he has served on the executive boards of the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers, the Northeast Ohio Housing Officers and the Ohio College Personnel Association. He continues to work with students in the college setting because of the opportunity to help young adults learn more about themselves and the world.

Kristin Brewer
Assistant Director, Office of Residence Life, Student Conduct and Commuter Services
After earning a bachelor's degree in 2009 from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., Kristin Brewer worked there for two years as the resident director/assistant director of student activities. She then completed her master's degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013. During her time as a graduate student, Brewer had an assistantship as an assistant residence director. Brewer spent two years as a hall director at Bowling Green State University before joining BW in summer 2015.

Area Coordinator

The area coordinator is a full-time, live-in professional staff member of the Office of Residence Life, within the division of student affairs, and reports to an assistant director of residence life. The area coordinator is responsible for supervision of resident assistants in multiple residence halls, coordination of staff development and training, staff recruitment, residence hall governance, and area wide programming.

Tony Williams
Area Coordinator for First Year Students, Office of Residence Life, Student Conduct and Commuter Services
Tony Williams earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame College in 2019. While there, he played rugby and worked as a resident assistant, which allowed him to play a small part in helping students to succeed. After earning his undergraduate degree, he continued his education at Baldwin Wallace in the Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) program and began working as a hall director. He was able to apply the skills he learned in the program to his role and helped students by providing them with tools for success. After earning his master’s, he secured his place at BW with the role of area coordinator.

Hall Directors and Resident Assistants

Hall Directors
Hall directors are staff members of the division of student affairs and report to an assistant directors. Hall directors are responsible for implementing the basic goals of the Office of Residence Life by promoting individual and community development. Hall directors perform a role composed of several components, including supervisor, administrator, counselor, advisor, mediator and policy enforcer. Hall directors also work closely with resident assistants and students to promote the University mission.

Resident Assistants
Resident assistants are staff members of the Office of Residence Life. Resident assistants share the responsibility for implementing the basic goals of the Office of Residence Life by promoting individual and community development. Resident assistants report to the hall director and work closely with the assistant director and director of the Office of Residence Life. Resident assistants also perform a role composed of several components, including peer counselor, advisor, administrator and programmer just name a few.

Campus Apartments

Todd Heft, Assistant Director, theft@bw.edu

Carmel Living-Learning Center and Ernsthausen Hall

Rachel Bailey, Hall Director, rbailey@bw.edu

Constitution Hall and Heritage Hall (First Year Area)

Tony Williams, Area Coordinator for First Year Students, twilliam@bw.edu

Davidson Commons and 21 Beech

Bailey Scribner, Hall Director, bscribne@bw.edu

Findley Hall

Imani Elkins, Hall Director, ielkins@bw.edu

Front Street Residence Hall, Harding Hall and Lang Hall

Donald Walker, Hall Director, dwalker@bw.edu

Custodial Services

Tony Beitler, Custodial Supervisor for Aramark, (440) 826-2332, tbeitler@bw.edu