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Where Are They Now?

Where are they now?

Hear from past Hall Directors about their experience and how it prepared them for their current role.


AntonioPeeAntonio Pee
2010-2012

Current Position
Director of Residential Life
University of Houston

What is your most memorable moment at TCU?
My most memorable moments are of working with students one on one through crisis situations.  As a hall director you are involved in most situations from beginning to end.  This has been helpful in my new role to coach those I supervise with through crisis response situations.

How did TCU Housing and Residence Life prepare you for your current role?
Allowing Hall Director’s to have autonomy over most of their schedule allowed me to chart my own path and gain experiences in other functions within and outside of the department.  In my current role I work on more strategic functions of the department, having first hand experience in multiple areas has helped me to understand quickly the needs of other departments and how that may translate into working with Residence Education and achieving the overall mission of the university.

If you could describe your TCU experience in one word, what would the one word be?
Incredible


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Chris Stone-Sewalish
2007-2008

 Current Position
Associate Director for Administration of Residence Education and Housing Services
Michigan State University

What is your most memorable moment at TCU?
It’s tough to pick a single memorable moment! Every day brought something new, exciting, and encouraging. I was fortunate enough to lead our RA Recruitment and Selection team as a collateral assignment. The planning, process, execution, and results stand as one of my most memorable professional experiences. We brought together an energetic team that created a brilliant marketing plan, recruited a diverse group, and planned meaningful interview activities. Even in our mistakes or missteps we found success and new ways forward. When we went to select there was no shortage of talent from our student leaders. Seeing that group in RA training for the first time in August was overwhelming; it was proof that we could do anything as a team and build a student staff that was ready, eager, and willing to serve fellow frogs.

How did TCU Housing and Residence Life prepare you for your current role?
TCU taught me what it truly meant to work as a departmental, divisional, and campus team. We did nothing as professionals in a vacuum. It went without saying that we would include everyone and anyone that had a stake in the success of a project, program, or new initiative. The senior leadership on campus and in our department didn’t just talk about collaboration and teamwork, they role modeled successful practice. In my current position I work directly with a diverse array of campus partners to ensure successful service delivery to our students, faculty, staff, and guests. It’s the skill set TCU taught in fostering collaborative relationships and powerful partnerships that has allowed me to be successful in bringing teams together with a single goal; provide the best possible service and experience in our halls, summer conference operations, apartments, and guest housing units. TCU was a safe place to try new things and make smart mistakes while learning and growing from the mentorship of departmental leadership that is really, really, good at what it does on a daily basis.

If you could describe your TCU experience in one word, what would the one word be?
Unparalleled


Tim Jordan
2015-2019

Current Position
Assistant Director of Residential Education
Tufts University

What is your most memorable moment at TCU?
My favorite moment at TCU was helping lead RA Training. The energy and enthusiasm of our students and staff is second to none and I loved watching them bond over the course of a couple weeks in August. Training also was the source of my favorite individual night at TCU, the night we debuted EmpowerTCU. EmpowerTCU gave our staff the stage to share their life lessons with one another. Getting to hear those stories was something I will never forget.

How did TCU Housing and Residence Life prepare you for your current role?
TCU HRL prepares their staff for the next level by allowing them a wide variety of opportunities both within their communities and on the departmental level. I got to serve on and chair multiple departmental and interdepartmental committees, travel for professional development opportunities, and even go through a leadership academy specifically designed to prepare me for the next step. It’s a “yes” institution that will prioritize your personal and professional development.

If you could describe your TCU experience in one word, what would the one word be?
Relationships


Jen Saperstein
2013-2018

Current Position
Assistant Director of University Housing
University of Texas Arlington

What is your most memorable moment at TCU?
One of my most memorable moments at TCU was attending my first TCU Tree Lighting. All the Hall Directors met up and I remember thinking, what’s the big deal about a tree lighting. After arriving seeing all the fireworks and experiencing the night, TCU Tree Lighting became one of my most favorite traditions at TCU.

How did TCU Housing and Residence Life prepare you for your current role?
My supervisors were extremely intentional with providing me with skills and opportunities that allowed me to advance as a professional and that would prepare me for the next role. I realized throughout my time I was given a wide variety of skills that could be applied to in my current role. Everything I do in my current role I was familiar with due to my experience at TCU. I also feel my Hall Director peers were very high functioning professionals that pushed me to continue to perform to their level.

If you could describe your TCU experience in one word, what would the one word be?
Influential


Andrew Arvay
2013-2018

Current Position
Assistant Dean of Campus Life
Texas Christian University

What is your most memorable moment at TCU?
I remember my first HD Retreat as being such a milestone for me, personally. That was the time I felt affirmed in my decision to join the HRL family. I was able to have the real conversations and start quickly building the supportive relationships with other HDs to make me feel like I belonged at TCU.

How did TCU Housing and Residence Life prepare you for your current role?
Working with a diverse group of students in terms of needs and abilities provided me with a great deal of experience for my current role, where I work with students navigating health issues and personal emergencies regularly. Beyond getting the experience I need for my current role, I was also able to build partnerships across campus that bolstered my candidacy and effectiveness in my current role as well as develop close relationships to support me personally.

If you could describe your TCU experience in one word, what would the one word be?
Opportunity


Peyton Lipscomb
2015-2017

Current Position
Guidance Counselor
Pensacola Catholic High

What is your most memorable moment at TCU?
My most memorable moment was the Hall Director retreat. The house we stayed in was…interesting to say the least and it was a great bonding experience. I also enjoyed getting to see the KCE models roots.

How did TCU Housing and Residence Life prepare you for your current role?
The biggest way that Housing helped prepare me were through the additional committee work which helped lay the foundation for the next role I took which was developing first and second year experience at The University of West Florida. The experience with case management and parents has been vital with my new role as a guidance counselor for my alma mater.

If you could describe your TCU experience in one word, what would the one word be?
Community