Hello from Bloomington, Illinois! I'm excited to have the chance to return to IWU
as the Director of Residential Life after more than a decade living and learning in
different parts of the United States. Since leaving with my BA in English Literature
in 2007, I've worked at Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, OH), the University
of Delaware (Newark, DE), and Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Education is very important
to me, so I earned a graduate degree in counseling while working at Delaware and a
Juris Master degree at Emory Law. I'm grateful that I get to use those skills to do
what I love every day at IWU. When I'm not on campus, I am probably watching bad television,
figuring out how to adult with my house, or walking like the wind.
If you have an idea for how to make something about the campus better, stop by my
office in the lower level of Gulick Hall!
Associate Director of Residential Life for Housing Operations
Hello from IWU! I am originally from Mason City, Illinois, but have been living here
in Bloomington since 2006. I went to graduate school at Illinois State University
(just up the road from IWU) and worked in the residence halls while finishing my Master
of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration in 2008. I am proud
to say that I have been working at Illinois Wesleyan since I finished my master's
in 2008. I started as a Residence Director, living in the residence hall with first
year students, but I now work in the Office of Residential Life taking care of housing
assignments, dining plans, billing, and electronic records management (yes, all the
fun stuff!). I spend my time outside of the office watching TV, movies, doing trivia
with friends, or with my dog, Olaf.
We are happy to assist with housing, dining, or to get you to the right person on
campus - come see us in the lower level of Gulick Hall!
I moved to central Illinois to attend Illinois State University where I received my
B.S. in Social Work. My work as a foster care case manager took me to Peoria where
I worked with physically and sexually abused children and their families. Upon getting
married I relocated to the suburban Chicago area and continued working in foster care
with prenatally exposed infants and their families. My husband’s work brought us
back to the Bloomington-Normal area where we raised our two sons. Over ten years
ago I joined the Wesleyan campus community working part-time in the Office of Residential
Life. I later took a full-time position in another department and in 2017, I had
the opportunity to return to ORL and the rest is history!
(Gulick, Blackstock, Pfeiffer, Kemp, The Gates Apartments, East St. Apartments)
Hello All! Margaret here. I'm from Minneapolis, MN and came to Bloomington, IL in
September 2018. I went to Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, MN) for my undergrad
degree in Management (Class of 2016), then went back to the cities and got my master's
degree in Student Affairs from University of St. Thomas, Class of 2018 (St. Paul,
MN). If I'm not in the office, I'm most likely at Target, playing with my goldendoodle,
Remi, or obsessing over true crime. Say hi if you see me walking around campus!
Hello Titans! My name is David Phipps and I am originally from right here in Bloomington,
IL. In 2016 I moved to Springfield, MO to attend Missouri State University for my
undergraduate studies and returned here to Bloomington after I graduated from MSU.
During my down time you can find me out on a run, walking my dog George around campus,
or likely planning the next trip to the mountains as I am an avid hiker and backpacker.