Glenn Gray

Assistant VP for Student Affairs & Executive Director of Residence

Glenn Gray, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Residence serving as program host at the Panther Hall Redeker Center Dedication Ceremony on October 9, 2013

In May 2013, UNI announced that Glenn Gray will lead the Department of Residence starting July 1, 2013. Prior to his appointment at UNI, Glenn served for 12 years as Director of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and, prior to that, for 15 years as Assistant Director with University Housing and Dining Services at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.


More about the Executive Director

Glenn moved into a residence hall as a freshman and has never moved out, figuratively speaking. Throughout his 30-year career working on four university campuses he has remained passionate about and committed to the incredible impact that living on campus has on the personal development and academic success of college students.
As Executive Director, Glenn oversees the Department of Residence (DOR), including financial and human resources ($38M & 360 FTE), residence facilities (33% of institutional space valued at over $400M), dining services (10,000 transactions daily), and the residence life program that serves 32% of students enrolled at UNI (24/7/365).
Glenn’s oversight of DOR is accomplished in collaboration with six directors who together comprise the seven-member DOR Senior Leadership Team. The Senior Leadership Team meets on a regular basis to chart vision and direction for the DOR enterprise, discuss strategic priorities and progress on key initiatives, and ensure that decisions made are carried out effectively and efficiently so as to fulfill the DOR’s mission.

Your ideas and suggestions are important to the Executive Director

Too many good ideas go unshared. Please share your ideas about all aspects of the Department of Residence with Glenn – including your suggestions related to housing facilities, dining, retail and catering services, and the residential living experience. Please do so by calling 319-273-2333, emailing, or visiting the Department of Residence located on the first floor of Redeker Center.