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ResLife Leadership Team

Jeanne Lady - jlady@housing.siu.edu

Senior Associate Director of Residence Life
Jeanne Lady
Master's College Student Personnel & Counseling; Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti, MI
Bachelor's Child and Family Community Services; Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, OH

How long have you worked at SIU?
Since November 2015

What is one of your favorite things about your current position?
The fantastic staff I get to work with every day, as well as our campus partners; we are focused on meeting students where they are and assisting them in their journey at SIU.

Are you a member of any associations or organizations?
Yes- GLACUHO, ACPA, NASPA, & ACUHO-I

What interviewing advice do you have for candidates?
Be yourself & be true to your professional values/goals. You are interviewing the department/institution as much as they are interviewing you – ask the hard questions of them & show that you’ve done your research.

What piece of advice do you have for those considering Student Affairs as a profession?
Student Affairs is hard work- it’s working with people and people are messy. Think about your skill base and what you love to do- there will be a fit in Student Affairs for you somewhere. Our students deserve all types of folks working with them and everything you bring to the table will be to their (and your) benefit.

What excites you about the upcoming year?
Learning a new system, department, & campus environment; having a new position and figuring out how I will do the work required of the position; meeting new people and assisting staff who are working the front lines with our students; finding spaces for my own growth and professional development; working with our students to provide good care and supporting them when they are challenged.


Beth Scally - eascally@siu.edu

Associate Director of Housing
Beth Scally
Master's College Student Personnel; Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL
Bachelor's Public Administration; Eastern Michigan University – Ypsilanti, MI

How long have you worked at SIU?
20 years

What departmental and campus committees do you serve on?
University Committees – Co-Chair University Co-Curricular Assessment Committee, Campus Wide Assessment Committee, UCOL 101 retention Action Group, TEACH- Teaching Excellence and Academic Consortium, University Common Reader Selection/Implementation Group, Saluki Cares Housing Committees – Chair Housing Wide Assessment Committee, Chair Development Committee

Are you a member of any associations or organizations?
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and NASPA Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community, and ACUHO-I

What piece of advice do you have for those considering Student Affairs as a profession?
This profession is not about making yourself rich. It is about helping students become strong citizen leaders. We have the privilege in Student Affairs to work with a diverse group of individuals that have many different needs and skills. Take advantage of all the opportunities you have to serve on different committees or assignments. You may discover a passion you never knew you had.

Why did you choose SIU?
As a Comprehensive Carnage Research Institution, we have many resources that regional universities do not. The advantage of SIU include excellent top ranked programs, a strong diverse campus and faculty and staff who care about student success. It is located in the beautiful Shawnee National forest. The community of Carbondale is friendly and welcoming to all.


Brian Beccue – bbeccue@housing.siu.edu

Assistant Director of Housing – Residence Life
Brian Beccue
Master's Student Affairs and Higher Education; Indiana State University –Terra Haute, IN
Bachelor's History; Eastern Illinois University – Charleston, IL

How long have you worked at SIU?
Since June 2015

What is one of your favorite things about your current position?
I love working with the graduate students in the Residence Life Office as they learn and develop into Student Affairs practitioners. It gives me joy talking about how to better support our student populations at SIU with our graduate assistants, but also with our professional staff as well.

What interviewing advice do you have for candidates?
I would say, the search process can be extremely tough at times and it’s hard to see the finish line. Having those great mentors there supporting you gets me through those tough times. Having the fortitude to grind through the process is tough, but needed as well.

What piece of advice do you have for those considering Student Affairs as a profession?
Student Affairs is an amazing profession to grow in! I love guiding and supporting students through the developmental process during their time at a higher education institution. Over the years, I had the experience of nurturing undergrad students and Resident Assistants, but in recent years that has transformed into mentor graduate and professional staff in the day to day work of student affairs. This has been a passion of mind since being a RA. Helping another person in their achievement of their goals in higher education is what drives me to continue my practice. Many days it is tough work and hard to stay focused on the end achievements, but what keeps me grounded on the mission are the Resident Assistants, Graduates, and Professional Staff looking at me for guidance and advice.

Why did you choose SIU?
I was born and raised in central Illinois and very proud to live in my home state. I have lived in Indiana and Maryland for the last eight years and wanted to return. I felt a connection to the professionals I met with during my interviews for the ADRL position and it was a good fit for me. During the last 5 months I have felt the connection that binds the SIUC family and I look forward to the years to come.


Kate Sartori - ksartori@housing.siu.edu

Assistant Director of Residence Life
Kate Sartori
Master's Psychology: Training, Development and Performance Improvement; Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI
Bachelor's Outdoor Recreation, Leadership and Management; Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI

How long have you worked at SIU?
Since May 2015

What departmental and campus committees do you serve on?
Future Leaders in Student Affairs, Recreational Sports Advisory Board, Student Staff Recruitment and Selection, Professional Staff Recruitment and Selection, Student Staff Training, Professional Staff Training, Black Togetherness Organization.

What interviewing advice do you have for candidates?
When interviewing for any position, be uniquely you. The interview process is just as much about your fit with an institution as it is how the institution fits with you.

What excites you about the upcoming year?
I’m excited to see our team continue to make strides towards the future and watch our hard work unfold.

Why did you choose SIU?
I chose SIU for the experience of working with a diverse student population, the challenge and excitement of decision making and helping a new department, division and university take shape.