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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 Assistant VP and Executive Director of Residence
- Five exemplary directors have been appointed to serve on the DOR Senior Leadership Team, including: Karen Paulsen, Assistant Director of Residence for Finance (2013), Annie Karr, Assistant Director of Residence for Marketing and Conference Services (2014), Dave Peerman, Director of Residence Facilities (2015), Nick Rafanello, Director of Residence Life (2016), and Janet Paul, Director of Dining Services (2016). These five individuals, along with Glenn and Jean Wiesley, Assistant Director of Residence for Administration (2010), supervise and manage the DOR enterprise.
- Lawther Hall has been modernized into UNI’s first suite-style residence hall on campus (a $21M sophomore retention initiative). Reopening in 2017 the modernized residence hall now includes ADA access into the building, ID card door access into individual living quarters, an elevator, air conditioning, a fire suppression system, and single and suite-style rooms with private and semi-private restrooms.
- DOR has opened three new cafes across the UNI campus including the Book Bistro in Rod Library (2014), Erbert and Gerbert’s in Maucker Union (2016), and Schindigs in Schindler Education Center (2017).
- DOR was named #1 Best College Food in Iowa by Niche.com, ranking #71 out of 1,713 traditional 4-year colleges and universities nationally. The 2016 ranking is based on meal plan costs and student reviews.
- Living Learning Communities (LLCs) have been developed within the residential facilities on campus to help make classroom learning more immediate, relevant and meaningful for students. These faculty-led, staff-supported Living Learning Communities currently include Biology, Business, Education, Exploring, Honors and Music.
- Inclusive housing is now offered in the residential facilities on the UNI campus.
- Bias Reporting Team
- City of Cedar Falls Housing Conversion Task Force
- Enterprise Risk Management Council
- Facilities Planning Advisory Committee
- International Travel Oversight Committee
- Policy Review Committee
- Position Evaluation Committee
- President’s Cabinet
- Student Affairs Leadership Council
- University Threat Assessment Team