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If you are a current student and your question is about community, roommate concerns, campus resources/student support, room changes, facility issues, etc., please contact your Resident Assistant (RA) or your Area/Residence Hall Coordinator.

Office Professionals

Jody Diers


The director of Residence Life provides vision and strategic leadership for Residence Life and is responsible for all aspects of the learning experience for the 2,250 students within the residence halls at Colorado Mesa University. The director supervises two assistant directors and the administrative assistant and provides leadership for six full-time, live-in professionals and more than 200 undergraduate student leaders in Residence Life.

Emily Bollinger 

Assistant Director
Staffing and Programs

The assistant director for Staff and Residence Education provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of residential education initiatives, support for our growing on-campus community, and the facilitation of an engaging student learning experience within the residence halls at Colorado Mesa University. The assistant director directly supervises six full-time, live-in professionals and provides leadership for more than 200 undergraduate student leaders in Residence Life.

Jennifer Penick 

Assistant Director
Housing and Operations

The assistant director for Housing and Operations is responsible for the daily administration of student room applications, assignments, occupancy, and billing for Residence Life. This position also coordinates Summer Camps and Conferences for the office.

Jody Labuda

Administrative Assistant

The administrative assistant in Residence Life manages and coordinates the activities of the Residence Life main office and administrative support for the professional staff in the department.

Residence Life Office Contact Information

Mailing Address

Colorado Mesa University
Residence Life
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501




Live-In Professional Staff

Area Coordinators and Residence Hall Coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day leadership and supervision of the student learning experience within the residence halls. As live-in professionals, the Area and Residence Hall Coordinators connect with students regarding academic, community, roommate relationship, and student conduct concerns  — as well as many other issues. These professionals have offices located in within their respective residence halls.

Area and Residence Hall Coordinators directly supervise 9-17 Resident Assistant student leaders and 10-25 Desk Attendant staff, as well as provide leadership for Residence Hall Councils within their respective areas.

Jeffrey Turner

Area Coordinator
Tolman, Piñon, and Orchard Avenue Halls

Orchard Office: 970.248.2197
Piñon Office: 970.248.2069
Tolman Office: 970.248.1063

Rico Rico 

Residence Hall Coordinator
Garfield Hall

Garfield Office: 970.248.2131

Serena Brown

Residence Hall Coordinator
Bunting Hall

Bunting Office: 970.248.2193

Cheyenne Paningsoro

Area Coordinator
Grand Mesa and Wingate Halls

Grand Mesa Office: 970.248.2171
Wingate Office: 970.248.2166

Shanna Halalilo

Residence Hall Coordinator
Monument and Rait Halls, and Walnut Ridge Apartments

Monument Office: 970.248.2161
Rait Office: 970.248.2152

Will Willis 

Residence Hall Coordinator
North Avenue Hall

North Avenue Office: 970.248.2181

Residence Life On-Call Numbers

Residence Life staff are on call Monday-Thursday from 5pm to 8am and over the weekend from 5pm on Friday until 8am on Monday morning. During normal business hours, please call the office.

Monument Hall 


Rait Hall 


Tolman and Piñon Halls


Orchard Avenue Apartments


Wingate Hall


Garfield Hall


Grand Mesa Hall


Bunting Hall


North Avenue Hall


Walnut Ridge Apartments