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Kristy Beights - kbeights@housing.siu.edu

Office Manager - Residence Life
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Kristy Beights
Master’s Higher Education - SIUC
Bachelor’s Marketing - SIUC

How long have you worked at SIU?
I’ve been at SIU for almost 9 years and have been in my current role with Residence Life for 6 years.

What is one of your favorite things about your current position?
Our staff is truly top-notch. From our Resident Assistants all the way up to our Master's level professionals, the dedication to student success and providing an excellent residential experience is visible. I enjoy engaging with members of our staff daily and playing a small part in their professional journey.

What is one thing you wish others knew about SIU and University Housing?
SIU is a fantastic place to be! I came here as an undergraduate and fell in love with both the campus and the community. Here, you are able to experience all four seasons, the scenery is beautiful, and the people truly become extended family. Some of my closest friends are ones I met as an undergraduate student here on campus while living in the Residence Halls or while serving as a Resident Assistant. This campus holds some of my fondest memories.

What are you looking forward to in the upcoming year?
This year, SIU saw its largest first year class in over 20 years, which was a great indicator of things on the horizon. I am looking forward to what the 2014 academic year holds for our current and future Salukis. As we continue to move forward with plans for the construction of new residence halls, I am excited to see the student and staff engagement in the planning and design process of the new facilities. It is an exciting time to be a part of SIU and University Housing.


Janette Howard - jhoward@housing.siu.edu

Housing Officer – West Campus
Janette Howard
Master’s Workforce Education and Development - SIUC
Bachelor’s Workforce Education and Development - SIUC

How long have you worked at SIU?
I’ve been at SIU for 18 years and have worked for Residence Life for 1.5 years.

What is one of your favorite things about your current position?
Engaging with the students and assisting them with a successful educational experience here at SIU. I also enjoy being a team player within our Housing organization.

What do you wish others knew about SIU and University Housing?
Here at SIU we are committed to the overall success and well-being of the students we serve, in addition we make every attempt to holistically assess their needs to ensure they are continuing to be met to the best of our ability.

What is one thing you are looking forward to in the upcoming year?
First, for myself, I'm looking forward to completing my PhD program. Second, as for the students we serve, I am looking forward to them utilizing and appreciating the New Student Services Building- NO MORE WOODY SHUFFLE!


Diane R. McIntyre - dmcintyre@housing.siu.edu

Housing Officer – Residence Life Office
Diane R. McIntyre

How long have you worked at SIU?
I have worked for SIU for 7 years, the last 6 have been with Residence Life.

What is one of your favorite things about your current position?
Working with the student population.

What do you like to do when you are not working?
I love to bake and I love walking.

What do you wish others knew about SIU and University Housing?
That SIU is an excellent place to work. Working in housing offers the opportunity to meet the constant demand of the ever changing population. Each year is a new experience and I love the challenges it brings to my position.


Lori Robinson - lrobinson@housing.siu.edu

Chief Clerk – Residence Life Office
Lori Robinson
Bachelor’s Advance Technical Studies – Emphasis in Personnel Management, Minor in Psychology - SIUC

How long have you worked at SIU?
I’ve worked at SIU for 25.5 years and in Residence Life for 2 years.

What do you like to do when you are not working?
I enjoy being outside. I mainly like to go bargain/antique hunting during the summer months. Relax during the winter months.

What do you wish others knew about SIU and University Housing?
How active Housing Staff is with the Residents. Housing offers many programs that allow residents to have entertainment and activities while enjoying the community atmosphere, within their resident halls.

What is one thing you are looking forward to in the upcoming year?
All the new incoming Freshman. Always a joy to see.


Arianne Smith - arsmith@housing.siu.edu

Chief Clerk – Education & Outreach
Arianne Smith

How long have you worked at SIU?
5 years. I have been with Residence Life for almost 1 year.

What is one of your favorite things about your current position?
Helping and interactions with everyone.

What do you wish others knew about SIU and University Housing?
That we love to see everyone excelling.

What is one thing you are looking forward to in the upcoming year?
New experiences!


Nedra Wise - nwise@housing.siu.edu

Chief Clerk - Wall & Grand Apartments
Nedra Wise
Bachelor’s Workforce Education & Development, SIUC

How long have you worked at SIU?
I have worked for SIU for 10 years and in Residence Life for 6 years.

What is one of your favorite things about your current position?
Being able to serve & interact with students in our Res Life community.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with my family & traveling.

What do you wish others knew about SIU and University Housing?
That it is a great institution, as well a perfect place to connect, grow & advance, while providing what you need to help you reach your educational & professional needs.