Meet the Staff

Location

Founders House
Phone: 630-844-7881
Email: reslife@aurora.edu

 

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life

Phone: 630-844-6143
Email: csmith@aurora.edu
Pronouns: He/Him/HisEducation:
BA, Communication, North Central College
MLD, Leadership Development specialized in Higher Education, North Central College
MBA, Leadership and Social Change, Concordia University Chicago

Bridget McDermott
Bridget McDermott

Associate Director of Campus Life for Residential Services

Phone: 630-844-6192
Email: bmcdermo@aurora.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/HersEducation:
BS, Elementary Education and a minor in Math, Saint Joseph's College

Colin Morgan
Colin Morgan

Area Hall Director, Davis Hall, Jenks Hall, Memorial Hall, and Wilkinson Hall

Phone: 630-844-6189
Email: cmorgan@aurora.edu
Pronouns: He/Him/HisEducation:
BA, Criminal Justice and Sociology, Aurora University

Makayla Ostapa
Makayla Ostapa

Residence Hall Director, Watkins Hall

Phone: 630-844-4629
Email: mostapa@aurora.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/HersEducation:
BA, Political Science, Loyola University Chicago and John Felice Rome Center

Samantha Rowe
Samantha Rowe

Area Hall Director, Centennial Hall and West Hall

Phone: 630-844-4627
Email: srowe@aurora.edu
Pronouns: She/Her/HersEducation:
BA, Political Science and Criminal Justice, Aurora University
MS, College Student Personnel Administration, Illinois State University

TJ Starman
TJ Starman

Assistant Director of Campus Life for Campus Engagement

Phone: 630-844-4628
Email: tstarman@aurora.edu
Pronouns: He/Him/HisEducation:
BS, Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
MBA, General Management, Wingate University