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Hall Directors

Shane Young - syoung@housing.siu.edu

Master’s Kent State University
Bachelor’s Hiram College

What is one thing you are most proud of doing since you arrived at SIU?
I drafted a proposal to bring a new form builder into the office of Residence Life. Once it was approved, I have been able to build forms that incorporate logic, allow for uploads, give Residence Life the ability to collect more information to affect decision making.

What piece of advice do you have for those considering Student Affairs as a profession?
Ask yourself where you want to end up early in the process. There are many functional areas within Student Affairs and they do not all end up in the same place. Even if you have a general direction, it will help in picking internships and electives while in graduate school.

What is your favorite thing to do in the surrounding community of Carbondale?
There are several areas in Southern Illinois that have excellent camping and hiking opportunities. I often wear flannel and walkabout these areas enjoying the breeze and nature.


Shane McGoff - smcgoff@housing.siu.edu

Master’s Adult and Higher Education emphasis in Student Affairs; University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
Bachelor’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management emphasis in Resort and Tourism Development/Food and Beverage Service; University of Wisconsin - Stout – Menomonie, WI

What is one thing you are most proud of doing since you arrived at SIU?
In the lower level of Lentz, you used to only be able to utilize the equipment when the mailroom was open. This year I was able to change that and keep the room stocked with equipment so it can be used at any time.

What challenges you in your current position?
Lack of resources.

Why did you choose SIU?
The opportunity to be part of a changing department.

What piece of advice do you have for those considering Student Affairs as a profession?
Do your homework. Talk to multiple people in the field, find out as much about an institution from a person currently there before making a decision.

What is your favorite thing to do in the surrounding community of Carbondale?
Check out different local restaurants, breweries and wineries.


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What is one thing you are most proud of doing since you arrived at SIU?

What challenges you in your current position?

Why did you choose SIU?

What piece of advice do you have for those considering Student Affairs as a profession?

What is your favorite thing to do in the surrounding community of Carbondale?