Meet the Team

We are committed to providing a comfortable living/learning environment which enhances the academic experience at SF State. Our community is composed of individuals from diverse class backgrounds, gender identities, national origins, physical abilities, racial, ethnic, religious and political beliefs, and sexual orientations.

Our activities, programs, classes, workshops, lectures, and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another. We strive to learn in an atmosphere of positive interaction and mutual respect.

As adults, we are responsible for our behavior and are fully accountable for our actions. We take responsibility for our awareness of ageism, heterosexism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia (fear of that which is strange or foreign), and other forms of oppression.

The Residential Community is staffed with people who work to serve residents in a variety of ways. There are a number of students and full-time staff members who work in Residential Life specifically to make sure life outside of the classroom is supported.

Director of Residential Life

Photo: David Rourke, Director, Residential Life

David Rourke, M.A.

drourke@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-1822

The Director of Residential Life is responsible for the comprehensive administration of the Residential Life program and works closely with the university community to develop resources and services within the residential community. The director of residential life also sets the tone for the department and serves as the visionary in leading the Residential Life staff in providing meaningful experiences for the students residing on-campus. The director of residential life oversees the general administrative supervision of the resident services program and the service incorporated within these areas desks. The director also oversees the conduct coordinator and is responsible for directing and monitoring the administrative, emergency, and judiciary concerns within the residence community.

Associate Director of Residential Education & Leadership

SF State GatorJessica Robinson

jrobinson@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-2729

The Associate Director of Residential Education & Leadership is primarily responsible for establishing a residential climate that is conducive to academic advancement and engagement. This includes, but is not limited to, oversight of the educational initiatives of the department which include the programming efforts of the staff, serving as the liaison to faculty and staff associated with established and proposed learning communities and faculty fellow positions, and the development and maintenance of theme communities. In addition, the associate director is a key figure in the oversight and administration of response to crisis and emergency situations which entails an on-call rotation; and interfaces directly with students, parents and peers, under sensitive and sometimes complex situations.

The Residential Community is staffed with people who work to serve residents in a variety of ways. There are a number of students and full-time staff members who work in Residential Life specifically to make sure life outside of the classroom is supported.

Assistant Director of Residential Education & Leadership

Picture of Johana Duarte

Annalicia Garcia

annaliciagarcia@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-8078
 

The Assistant Director of Residential Education & Leadership is primarily responsible for the day-to-day implementation, oversight, and assessment of programs and administrative processes that fall under residential education, leadership, and residential curriculum.  This includes the recruiting/hiring, training/development, supervision, and evaluation of professional and paraprofessional team members; and the development, consistent execution and implementation of living/learning programs, academic initiatives, and intentional interactions that impact student success and engagement. The development and advisement of shared governance and social student organizations that support and advance student engagement, leadership, and recognition opportunities. Lastly, the consistent execution, implementation, and assessment of student learning within the residential community; and supporting a scholar/practitioner culture where student learning and student success are key priorities.

Assistant Director of Residential Conduct & Support Services

Picture of Johana Duarte

Robert Haney

roberterikhaney@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-1067
 

The Assistant Director of Residential Conduct & Support Services oversees the conduct and administrative processes that contribute to the functioning of the residential life program. This would include oversight of the assessment of programs and services in residential life, oversight of the residential life website and other marketing efforts, reconciliation of the residential life budget, oversight of staff selection and training, communication with internal and external constituencies, crisis response, managing the review of policies and procedures, and developing and facilitating an ongoing professional development program for professional staff.

Residential Life Clinical Counselor

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Rick Nizzardini

(415) 405-4415
 

The residential life counselor is a clinical counselor/faculty member who provides individual, couples and group counseling for residents in our community. The counselor also coordinates resident programs on mental health and well-being, the effects of alcohol and substance abuse, and other health and wellness related issues. In addition, the counselor runs our Let’s Talk drop-in advice program for all residents.

Conduct Coordinator

Photo Pactrick McFall

Patrick McFall

pmcfall@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-8028
 

The residential life conduct coordinator is responsible for overseeing the residence community conduct system. The conduct coordinator provides direct supervision of with the community assistant staff and the conduct review boards to uphold community standards and safety. The conduct coordinator also supports the area coordinator staff in the overall administration of the conduct process and case management. The conduct coordinator also works closely with the office of student conduct.

Residential Life Project Coordinator

SF State GatorAlfred Garcia

alfredg@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-4494

The Residential Life project coordinator provides direction, oversight, and focus on academic initiatives, emergency preparedness training, education and response, and other special projects for the residential community.

Residential Coordinator- Resident Services

Full-time professional Residential Coordinators (RC) aid in overseeing each residential community or community desk. These professionals are skilled in, conflict resolution, advising, crisis intervention, resource referral, and administrative management. They can be contacted through your front desk. These professionals supervise a team of leads.

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Alex Asare

aasare@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-4420

 

 

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Zachary Ramos

zramos@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-2206

 

 

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Lola Shoroye

lolade@sfsu.edu
(415) 859-1922

 

 

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Valerie St Juste

vstjuste@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-9382

 

Residential Life Business Operations Specialist

Picture of Aaron Kitashima

Aaron Kitashima, M.A.

akit@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-2227
 

The Business Operations Specialist for Residential Life is responsible for departmental budget analysis and reporting, branding and strategic marketing, department documentation and practices, and Human Resources personnel and payroll operations and transactions.  Also provides organizational management and administrative/clerical support to Residential Life while providing guidance to the Residential Life Leadership Team regarding operational and budgetary matters.

Residential Education Area Coordinators (AC)

A full-time professional Area Coordinator (AC) oversees each residential community. These professionals are skilled in, conflict resolution, advising, crisis intervention, resource referral, and administrative management. They can be contacted through your front desk. These coordinators supervise up to two residential coordinators and a team of student resident assistants.

Residential Coordinators

Nine professional Residential Coordinators (RC) aid in overseeing each residential community. These professionals are skilled in, conflict resolution, advising, crisis intervention, resource referral, and administrative management. These professionals supervise a team of student resident assistants.

SF State Gator Taj Julien

Area Coordinator, University Park South & University Park North - High Rises
tajjulien@sfsu.edu
(415) 566-1561

SF State Gator Katie Koho

Residential Coordinator, University Park South
kkoho@sfsu.edu
(415) 859-5726

SF State Gator Rashad Small

Residential Coordinator, University Park North - High Rises
rashadsmall@sfsu.edu
(415) 566-1558

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Jack Korpob

Area Coordinator, Village at Centennial Square
pkorpob@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-0455

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Bobbi Barclay

Residential Coordinator, Village at Centennial Square
babarc@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-0457

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David Hendricks

Residential Coordinator, Village at Centennial Square
dhendricks@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-0456

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Jorge Sierra

Area Coordinator, University Park North - Gardens
jsier@sfsu.edu
(415) 682-2125

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Virginia McBride

Residential Coordinator, University Park North - Gardens
mcbride@sfsu.edu
(415) 682-2123

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Jonathan Gomez

Area Coordinator, Mary Park & Mary Ward Halls
jonathangomez@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-7024

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Malibu Cox

Residential Coordinator, Mary Park & Mary Ward Halls
malibucox@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-2201

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Moriah Hernandez

Residential Coordinator, Mary Park & Mary Ward Halls
mohernandez@sfsu.edu
(415) 338-3859

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Brittany Pannell

Area Coordinator, Towers at Centennial Square & Towers Jr. Suites
bpannell@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-9378

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Jenelle Borja

Residential Coordinator, Towers at Centennial Square & Towers Junior Suites
jborja1@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-0528

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Roneisha Frazier

Residential Coordinator, Towers at Centennial Square & Towers Junior Suites
rfrazier18@sfsu.edu
(415) 405-9379

Community Assistants (CAs)

The Community Assistant (CA) brings a student leader's perspective for developing policy, procedure, and solutions for Residential Community issues. The primary responsibility of the CAs is the development of the Peer Conduct Review Boards which consist of students who volunteer to hold their peers accountable for the decisions they choose to make while living in university housing. The CAs primary focus is to help create an environment within the community that displays respect for the rights and privacy of others and promotes consideration of individual needs in a group living environment.

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who have experience living in residential communities and are familiar with what it takes to make the most of your experience here. Your RA has been carefully selected on the basis of his/her ability to show concern for students and to help make your living environment positive and educationally enriching. RAs are trained to serve as community builders, activity advisors, group facilitators, and referral agents. Your RA is someone who can answer your questions. If they can't answer your question, they will refer you to the person who can. Remember, our program exists so you, the resident, will be challenged and supported to learn and grow.

Lead Resident Services Assistant (Lead)

The Lead RSA is assists with the daily operations of their respective community desk and provides quality customer service to the residence community. The Lead RSA is expected to understand and perform all Resident Services Assistant (RSA) tasks and procedures in addition to additional administrative and supervisory responsibilities.

Resident Services Assistants (RSAs)

The Resident Services Assistant (RSA) is responsible for daily operations of the Residence Halls front desk by providing quality customer service for the residential community.