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Conversations

Changing of the Guard
A new generation of members share what they have learned on their way to becoming a chief housing director and what they learn each day in the office.
STACy OLIVERSIKORSKI
Participating in this conversation are Stacy Oliver-Sikorski, associate director of student success at Lake Forest College in Illinois; Steve Harrison, director of university housing at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina; Carolyn Golz, senior associate dean of students/director of residence life at Lake Forest College in Illinois; Shigeo Iwamiya, director of residence life at Rutgers University Newark in New Jersey; Craig W. Beebe, director of residential life at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana; and Torry Brouillard-Bruce, executive director for housing, residential and Greek life at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

STEVE HARRISON

Stacy Oliver-Sikorski: Tell me a little about your path to your current role. Steve Harrison: My path to Coastal Carolina
University included three wonderful years at the University of Arizona where I held two traditional live-in positions and learned from an amazing group of colleagues. My first CHO role came 10 months into my time at Southern Utah University. Getting that promotion was more about the faith of a supervisor than my ability or qualifications. I loved all my time out West, but coming home to the “Land of Humidity and Sweet Tea” and this role at CCU was inevitable, and I feel incredibly lucky to be home.

Shigeo Iwamiya: My path to my current role was through being a live-in staff member at three different institutions as a hall director, for a combination of seven years (two years in the middle as a graduate student), and I caught a lucky break and landed this position at Rutgers University Newark. Craig W. Beebe: The three rules of real estate are “location, location, location,” and I think that the three rules of advancement so often are “timing, timing, timing.” I started straight out of college as a part-time office staffer and then two years as a hall director. Two more years in graduate school provided a balance of education and experience that were a perfect fit for Loyola University New Orleans, where I became an associate director. Two years later my boss was promoted, and I became the interim director for a year (ready or not) and am now in my fourth year as director. Like Shigeo, there were lucky breaks along the way that I made sure to take advantage of. Torry Brouillard-Bruce: I began as a full-time RD right out of my undergraduate program. I wasn’t sure that housing was for me, but I was sure that

CAROLyN GOLZ

Carolyn Golz: I was a bachelor’s-level hall
director and then left the field for a couple of years due to burnout. I had a tough time getting back into the field because I didn’t have a master’s in education, so I decided to go to grad school. I held an assistantship while completing my master’s degree and then became a hall director and eventually an area coordinator. I started at Lake Forest College as the chief conduct officer and then eventually took on residence life, too.

SHIGEO IWAMIyA
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013

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Talking Stick - January/February 2013
Contents
New Member Highlight
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Business Operations
Special Focus
Calendar
From Shovel to Ribbon
All the World’s a Page
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
New Members
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - 2
Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Contents
Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - New Member Highlight
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Vision
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Just In
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Transitions
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Res Life
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Business Operations
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Talking Stick - January/February 2013 - Special Focus
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