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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

Emily Bollinger

Director of Residence Life

The Director is responsible for vision, leadership, and supervision of a comprehensive, 2660 bed residence life program that includes ten professional staff and more than 150 student leaders. This position also participates as a member of the Student Services Senior staff. Residence Life is committed to an outstanding student residential experience and the concept that students should have the opportunity for growth and development outside of the classroom. The Director of Residence Life is responsible for the overall operation and success of the on-campus residential community. 

Megan Bricker

Assistant Director - Operations

Responsible for the daily administration of student room applications, assignments, occupancy, and billing for Residence Life.

Jacob McDaniel

Assistant Director - Programming and Staffing

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.

Nolan Scott

Manager of Operations and Technology

The Manager of Operations and Technology participates in the overall administration and management of Residence Life. In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Operations, the manager is responsible for daily office operations, student room applications, assignments, occupancy, and billing for Residence Life.

Residence Life Office Contact Information

Mailing Address

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

Phone: 970.248.1536

Email: [email protected]

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.

Cy Shimamura

Area Coordinator
Tolman and Pinon Halls and Orchard Avenue Apartments

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

Ryan Slone

Area Coordinator
Rait and Monument Halls and Walnut Ridge Apartments

Monument and Rait Office: 970.248.2161

Kyle Harrison

Area Coordinator
Lucero and Bunting Halls 

Bunting Office: 970.248.2193
Lucero Office: 970.248.2181

Alex Schultz

Hall Coordinator
Grand Mesa Hall

Grand Mesa Office: 970.248.2171

Parker Mason

Hall Coordinator
Garfield Hall

Garfield Office: 970.248.2131

Jackson Lawler-Sidell

Area Coordinator
Wingate Hall and Aspen Apartments

Wingate Office: 970.248.2166
Aspen Office: 970.248.2199

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.

Aspen Apartments 


Monument Hall 


Rait Hall 


Tolman and Piñon Halls


Orchard Avenue Apartments


Wingate Hall


Garfield Hall


Grand Mesa Hall


Bunting Hall


Lucero Hall/Apartments


Walnut Ridge Apartments