Meet the Staff

Residential Life

Director: Chris Diggs

The director oversees all aspects of the residential educational and housing operations of the Office of Residential Life.  The director provides strategic direction, leadership, budget management, and supervision of the department, including facility long-term planning, residential education initiatives, staff development, and assessment initiatives.  The director supervises the residential life staff, executes policy and procedures, and functions as a liaison between the residence halls and the college. The Director also serves on the FIT CARE Team. 

Residential Education Coordinators

  • Alumni Hall: Angela Brown and Cody Kirkpatrick

The Residential Education Coordinator (REC) is responsible for providing leadership and supervision for a residence hall community. Reporting to the Associate Director of Residential Life, RECs oversee the daily operation of a residence hall and serve as an active and visible Residential Life staff member. RECs lead educational and community-building initiatives within a residence hall through supervision of staff, building relationships with and assisting residents, enacting community standards procedures, and serving on an on-call duty rotation. RECs are also instrumental in contributing to the success of Residential Life and the FIT Division of Student Success through department-wide and campus activities including move in/out, student leadership retreats, summer housing, departmental committees, assessment, and more.  

Assistant Residential Education Coordinators

  • Alumni Hall: Hillary Higginbotham
  • Community Standards and Support: Sarah Guzman
  • Student Leadership and Engagement: Kayla Best

Assistant Residential Education Coordinators (ARECs) are responsible for assisting with the leadership and supervision of a residence hall community. Reporting to the Residential Education Coordinator, ARECs help to ensure the effective operation of a residence hall and serve as an active and visible Residential Life staff member. ARECs assist with educational and community-building initiatives within a residence hall through supervision of staff, enacting community standards procedures, and serving on an on-call duty rotation. ARECs are also instrumental in contributing to the success of Residential Life and the FIT Division of Student Success through department-wide and campus activities including move in/out, student leadership retreats, summer housing, departmental committees, assessment, and more. 

Housing Operations

Housing Operations Associates

Housing Operations Associates assist with creating and maintaining processes and projects related to the housing application process, assignments, and billing for academic year and summer housing/conferences. Responsibilities include administrative tasks and operational functions associated with the management of the residence halls such as: openings, closings, room assignments and selection. Housing Operations Associates also serve as chairs and members of various departmental committees.  

Administrative Staff

Administrative staff assist with the daily business involving the Department of Residential Life. They work to manage phone and email requests, directing students to resources, and managing financial paperwork. They oversee the Community Assistants, and participate on departmental committees.