USF hires new residential life director
USF sent out an e-mail to staff today announcing a new director for residential life and education -- Linda Kasper.
It's an important position for USF these days, with the school being regarded more and more as a traditional residential college versus the old commuter-school perception of years past. Case in point: all USF freshmen are now required to live on campus. And it's sure to be a role rife with fresh new challenges as the school moves toward gender-neutral housing.
Kasper, who begins Aug. 1, comes from Oregon State University, where she serves as director of residential education. She previously worked at University of Arizona, University of Vermont, Nankai University (Tanjin, China) and Western Washington University, according to the e-mail from Ana Hernandez, dean of the housing office.
Here's what Hernandez had to say about Kasper:
Her comprehensive professional experience in Student Affairs, International Affairs, and Academic Affairs will contribute to her success at USF. She has a passion for student growth, development, and academic success and looks forward to working with housing staff and colleagues throughout campus to build strong partnerships. With over 50 people participating in our search for this position, I am confident she has a solid foundation upon which to build.